Perfect object lesson? What planet are you living on? How has Bristol Palin suffered because of her pregnancy?
How many teenage unwed mothers do you know that have made multiple appearances on Oprah? That have been on the View? Who have allegedly signed book deals? That have been giving speaking roles on popular tween television shows? And are poised to collect substantial 5-figure fees for talking about their lives?
She has been sending precisely the wrong message, not the right on. Rather than doing the hard work, like enrolling in a 4-year college to be able to make a life for yourself, which is what a normal teenage mother should aspire to do, she's cashing in on her mother's fame. As I said, she's famous for being famous, and for getting knocked up in high school, nothing more. What words of wisdom she can share with other high school girls, when her reality is so absolutely foreign to theirs, is a mystery.
You drew a conclusion about a person's opinion of Sarah Palin from that person's opinion about an action of her daughter's.
Your conclusion is incorrect. We happen to like Sarah Palin.
The reason your conclusion is incorrect is that your logic is defective. It is possible to disapprove of an action of a relative of someone you approve of. (It is even possible to disapprove of an action of someone you approve of, while your general opinion of them remains approving.)
I am used to seeing this kind of error from people on the left side of the political discussion, but it does occur on the right.
-- dh (spouse of heartwood)