Skip to comments.Palin Says New Parents Levi and Bristol 'Working Their Butts Off'
Posted on 01/02/2009 7:20:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says both her 18-year-old daughter Bristol, who gave birth to son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston on Saturday, and fiance Levi Johnston are working hard to balance schoolwork with their new parental obligations, People Magazine reported.
"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," the Alaska governor told the magazine in a phone message. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."
Any suggestion to the contrary "harms Bristol's reputation and Levi's reputation and their chances for good work opportunities," Pail said.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Waiting for the pinhead brigade to bash her for using the word “butt”.
Cute kid, it’s going to test them in ways they can’t imagine. I wish them luck.
LOL! Youth is stupid. (I should know - I was young once.)
“The trouble with youth is that it’s wasted on the young.”
It must be supremely difficult For Governor Pailin to watch the media establishment attacking her child and grandchild in a relentless political vendetta against her conservative beliefs, and against the American middle and lower classes - which liberal elites detest.
“They” have got the Presidency, the Senate, the Congress.
And yet “they” continue to fire cheap shots at teenagers who choose to bear babies instead of aborting them, teenagers who choose GED/work instead of classroom, and anything else “they” would never dream of as part of their own privileged lives.
Bump for what you said... right on.
The American middle and lower classes NEED to be detested; the sickening maggots voted for BO, remember.
That I do not get.
‘Palin Says New Parents Levi and Bristol ‘Working Their Butts Off’
The Obama supporters would claim ‘working their butts off’ is punishment for having a child.
The child is a gift from God.......
If the truth be told, a very large percentage of the snobbish attitude comes from people who deny that any messy people problems have ever happened in their own families. They are liars and cowards, not to mention weak and selfish.
Real life can be difficult but the strong will find a way to keep going without compromising another's life if at all possible. If you can't at least do that, you will lose a piece of your humanity.
Outside of the fact that she got pregnant, what makes you think that they were not using contraceptives? Birth control pills fail, condoms fail, all methods of birth control, even a vasectomy, have been known to fail. That said, the thing with teenagers and raging hormones is they may not have ever intended to have sex but got carried away in the heat of the moment. Happens all the time. It happened in the 1950s when I was in high school and I am sure it happens today.
It is absolutely true, in circumstances like these, that "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
No one needs to be detested. We are all children of God, no matter our social standing or for whom we vote.
I wish the new parents well
Not if she said it on CNN
And they’re not married either.
It's not appropriate language for someone in her position.
She’s been elected pope?
sadly, you are right.
The brigade has arrived. I guess you were equally dismayed at Cheney telling “to f*ck off” and Bush flipping the bird, right?
Would it be better if it she used the Biblical term and she said, “they are working their flesh off”??? Or how about just expand the term to gludiousmaximous....would that make you feel better? Now if she had said, “A$$” I would have to agree with you, I know bikers in the 60's liked that word and they were not nice people. ;(
Having raised a daughter who signed a “pledge to wait until marriage” only to break it (well, got drunk and date raped by three classmates), I know that parents can only do so much. We try to instill morality but as soon as a child enters pre-kindergarten, we parents start losing our influence. By the time a child is in Middle-School, if not before, Peer Pressure and Peer Immorality becomes more important than a Parent’s rules, regulations and threats. (Bill Cosby’s “I brought you into this world and I can take you out.” They know it’s not going to happen.)
And when the child does something we parents did not teach, whether it is a 5 year old stealing a small toy in a department store or a teenager getting drunk and ending up pregnant, then WE have to make choices.
How do we discipline the 5 year old? Physical discipline or do we take the child back to the store and make him return the toy and apologize to the store manager?
How do we discipline the pregnant teenager? Do we force some choice on her or wait until she says “Abortion is not an option.” Do we throw her pregnant butt out of the house. (Yes, it’s not her butt that got pregnant.) Do we let her figure it out on her own and decide to keep or adopt out the baby?
I do not understand how spanking a 5 year old will keep him from stealing. I also do not understand why parents would toss a teenage daughter out of their home when she needs them the most just because she became pregnant.
I admire Gov. Sarah Palin and First Dude Todd Palin MORE because they showed Bristol the unlimited love of parents. Their example speaks loud volumes for their children. Parental love is strong in their family and is an example for their children to follow.
As I’ve emailed to Governor Palin, perhaps this is God’s way of giving Trig a playmate who will take care of him when he grows up because of the bond established between Trig and Tripp through Bristol before Tripp was born. Ya just never know what God has in store when He takes a situation and works it for His good.
Happy New Year, all.
Comments made privately are one thing. Public statements to the press are another.
The comment was crude and inappropriate.
It reminds me of an old Blondie cartoon. Dagwood's daughter is walking in all moon-eyed and rejects her parents advice to discuss the situation with a terse "Your generation doesn't understand love!"
Dagwood turns to Blondie and remarks "I suppose she thinks we're just good friends."
Your fanny, does not smell anymore like roses than someone elses buttocks. So there.
Neither was it crude, nor was it inappropiate. You might want to check comment 23.
Agreed. Levi, we are told, wants to be an electrician and Bristol wants to be a nurse. Fine ambitions, and within their reach. Go to it, you two; show the world the fabric you are made of. There are a lot of us who wish you well.
So did a depressingly shocking percentage of our self-style elite intelligentsia...
The "O-Magic" crossed all lines and boundaries... /g
Most people understand where the term comes from.
Public figures shouldn’t use coarse expressions. MOO
Until I hear it, I will think they've misquoted her...(not the first time)
She's open and honest, but I can't imagine her using that expression.
And to the poster early in this thread who suggested we are pinheads for questioning this, he/she can go pound sand a little bit :^
A he, my good.
We have opinions too....
.. because they don't jive with yours, you resort to childish playground insults!
You owe her an apology.
What's with Pail? Is that what the MSM is calling her now?
the “quotes” around the statement are intended to mean she actually said it.....journalists are pretty low, but I am sure they were taught in school what that means.
it may be Sarah has not yet learned that journalists are NOT her friends and she must guard each and every word she says.
And nobody brings up the question, what if these two are NOT in love? Is it your opinion that they still must get married and raise this child together in what can only be termed a “loveless” marriage if so?
You are correct. I did not mean to suggest that only the lower and middle classes were scum. ALL Obama voters are scum and filth. Just a refresher... “No, no, no — Not God Bless America. God DAMN America for killing women and children. God DAMN America, it’s in the Bible.”
I saw that......and wondered.
so only YOU get to have dignity and not be critiqued? you dumped all over ladyjane’s post.
get over it....you got called out for being crude.
I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
My opinion is they should not be forced into a loveless marriage but the father SHOULD be involved in raising of the child.
lOL, that is exactly why I can relate to Sarah. We are of the same mind. I would say butts too. She just rolls off like an everyday person, not like some uppity liberal who can’t even spell butts properly. GO SARAH!
I was referring to your bottom of the barrel scummy verbal attack on a fellow Freeper.
I said her fanny does not smell like roses anymore than anyone elses buttocks...what is crude about it, it’s true. Truth is now crude?
has Levi’s mother had her day in court yet on her arrest?
seems with all the stuff going on in their lives, a momentous decision like that should get some thought and perspective.
she stated an opinion as to a quote supposedly from Sarah. she was not crude to you, yet you came back with a childish and crude comment.
you got called out on it. you are still being crude. and that IS the truth.
Like I said...buttocks is not a crude term.