The Joy of Sex with Bristol Palin

I’m kinda done talking aboot Sarah Palin for now. Wait, before you start unfollowing me on Twitter or Facebook, hear me out because it’s nothing personal with her. I’m just one of the few eCon’s who a) doesn’t think she’s thinking aboot 2012, and b) is more worried aboot 2010, and even 2009.

As for her daughter Bristol, kids are off limits no matter how much you don’t like their parents. This jive that “she’s putting herself out there” is really just an excuse for the media to attack her mom. You know, heaven forbid they talk aboot the Obama deficit or all the broken campaign promises over transparency.

But I was having my weekly kibitz with the boss where we mock everything in the latest “People Magazine,” which for whatever reason keeps getting sent to the office, and Ms. Palin as I’m sure you’ve heard is on the most recent cover. I never really get into the “social issues” usually; I’m more of an economy/national security kind of cat. But there are three things with Bristolgate that bother me…

1. I’ve always had a problem with the way the media dismisses abstinence as nothing more than some kind of ignorant religious belief, especially when it’s the only method of birth control that’s 100% effective. “Abstinence Only?” Of course not. But as kids slowly start to have sex earlier and earlier (twelve years old?!?), we may want to consider moving abstinence further up the list as opposed to down.

2. A high profile teenage that wasn’t quite what you would call “abstinent” but still wants to use her experience to speak out on it, regardless of how much you disagree with her mother politically, should be a good thing.

3. Levi Johnson is a douchebag. I have zero respect for anyone who does “tell-alls,” and I’m willing to bet all the money in my pockets right now that if his former mother-in-law was a Democrat, no one would be looking to interview him.

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One thought on “The Joy of Sex with Bristol Palin”

  1. I think abstinence should be a part of the conversation; not the main focus when speaking to people who can’t afford to emotionally and financially support a baby.

    And I think Levi would find an audience for any story he may want to tell. In America, the need to monetize any mistake seems to be our guiding principle. Also, since he’s not getting paid to be Teen Ambassador for abstinence — he’s got to make money to support his gift from God somehow.

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/05/05/bristol_palin_promotes_teen_pregnancy_prevention/

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