While I'm not advocating that Sarah Palin throw her daughter to the media wolves, at the very least, I hope that you can apreciate the irony of the situation involving Bristol Palin. Her mother, a great outspoken champion of the effectiveness of abstinence only sex education (who once charged women in Wasilla for their own
rape kits), has a daughter who gets knocked up (obviously out of wedlock) by her 17 year old boyfriend. The truth is, abstinence only sex education has been proven to be ineffective and has also been shown to lead to increased
rates of sexually transmitted diseases (Comprehensive Sex Education is More Effective at Stopping the Spread of HIV Infection
). Personally I find the fact that Palin has a living breathing example of this in her family hilarious.
As for Palin herself, I personally believe that anybody, and that means anybody, who gives a "shoutout" to a kids' hockey team during a nationally televised presidential debate is unfit to be commander in chief. She is certainly not the person we want staring down Khamenei and most certainly not the person we want with the nuke phone.