Cal gave his opinion, agree or disagree, that in his day a proper young lady in Bristol’s situation was supposed to hide away in shame.
Should Bristol have disappeared?
A reminder about the conservative truth regarding children born out of wedlock. It is a shameful and amoral thing to do:
January 13, 2009
Reducing Poverty by Revitalizing Marriage in Low-Income Communities: A Memo to President-elect Obama
by Robert E. Rector
Special Report #45
President-elect Obama, the collapse of marriage is the most important social problem facing the nation. When the War on Poverty began in the 1960s, 7 percent of U.S. children were born outside of marriage. Today, the number is 38 percent. Among blacks, it is 69 percent. You are in a unique position to reverse this alarming trend.
The decline of marriage is a major cause of child poverty. Roughly two-thirds of poor children live in single-parent homes. Marital collapse is also a major contributor to welfare dependence: Each year, government spends over $250 billion for means-tested welfare benefits for single parents.
When compared to similar children raised by two married biological parents, children raised in single-parent homes are more likely to fail in school, abuse drugs or alcohol, commit crimes, become pregnant as teens, and suffer from emotional and behavioral problems. Such children are also more likely to end up on welfare or in jails when they become adults. (snip)
No, but she didn't have to appear on FOX and say that abstinence was "unrealistic."
Sarah Palin has undeniable natural talent and charisma. Even Bubba Clinton recongnized this. The problem is she is still very green, and you wish she could just grow a little politically in the shadow of anonymity for a while. This seems to be what Bobby Jindal is doing. The inevitable rookie mistakes won't stain his political image. It would beneficial for Sarah if she could just fade into the shadows for a while.
It's a bit like the top QB prospects is football. These guys come out of college and they've got huge talent. Then they get thrown in over their heads and don't get the kind of gradual development that any neophyte needs. They get overwhelmed by the fine points of the game, get burned out, and leave the game after four or five seasons. I'd hate to see a political version of that play out with Sarah Palin. She's got raw talent, but you hope she doesn't burn out from overexposure (and, let's admit it, some big "rookie gaffes"--did you see the first Couric interview? It was really bad).
Last I heard, Bristol wasn't running for public office. She's a private citizen and can do whatever the hell she wants. What's the matter with you morons? You gonna let the whorehouse media tell you what to think about Sarah's kid? Sheesh.