Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ooops, Republicans Did It Again!

I honestly never thought John McCain would pick a VP candidate who had so much in common with Britney Spears mom. Talk about thinking outside the box. Sarah Palins news that her 17 year old daughter is pregnant is surprising, but it is not earth shattering. As a father of three children, you become aware that things like this happen. You hope that they don't, but often hope is a close second to hormones. What can a good Republican do?

No one should be upset that Gov Palins daughter is going to have a baby. If you want to be upset, think of the hypocrisy being dished out over the last few days. There are a lot of words being thrown around like compassion, courage, strength when speaking about the Governor’s daughter. That is not the problem. The problem lies in the treatment, by those very same people praising this young girls “courage”, of other 17 year old girls who find themselves in the same predicament. Girls not so fortunate to have a future VP as a mom. The kind of girls where having a baby even at 17 may be the highlight of their life. These girls are not often said to have courage by the republicans. Girls from the side of the track where a mom and dad in the same home is about as common as a vacation in the Hampton’s. The republicans don’t want to discuss this type of girl.

This is the real sadness when talking about teen’s becoming moms. It is not a Governors daughter that needs all the attention and words of encouragement. They are nice, but not needed. It’s all the other girls who the republicans generally don’t give a dam about. Those girls who don't have a governor for a mom. Those are the one's they should worry about.

I wonder if Palins will have a baby shower. I wonder, what does go with hypocrisy?

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