If you're brown, black, red, yellow, or Democratic. If you are a candidate for the Vice President, it's OK for your 17-year old daughter. I guess it's the Vice part. Oh, & quite the vetting job McLame. So, as usual, it's IOKIYAR. It's not that I am against sex, I'm against hypocrisy. & listen to this, out of the mouth of a candidate for the Vice Presidency:
“Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows that she has our unconditional love and support.”
I mean, Jesus Christ on a potato roll. So much for that pillar of right-wing wingnuttery - personal responsibility. Yeah, yeah, she's going to marry the father, so at least it wasn't a one night stand, although we all know the unfortunate statistics when it comes to a marriage brought on by pregnancy.
According to "Teenage Couples: Caring, Change, and Commitment", by Jeanne Warren Lindsay:
More than 60% of teenage marriages fail within 5 years.
Eleanor H. Ayer's writes in her book, Teen Marriage, that:
"A girl married at 17 is twice as likely to be divorced as a girl 18 or 19. If a girl waits until she is 25 the chances that her marriage will last are 4 times better. Saying No to your partner as a teenager does not mean saying No forever. Why start out with the odds against you?"
Nate Bair, a member of the church, said he is proud to live where Palin grew up. ``Obama is a socialist'' he said.
Speaking of candidate Palin's church, here's the first paragraph of a sermon given on August 17, 2008:
Pastor Larry: The Lord put David Brickner on our calendar almost three years ago, put it in ink, said “David Brickner, August 17th, 2008, Wasilla Bible Church. He’s an international speaker—his schedule ends up being two to three years out. He’s a leader of Jews for Jesus, a ministry that is out on the leading edge in a pressing, demanding area of witnessing and evangelism. Our connection with them probably goes back to the 1970s when I first heard a music group from Jews for Jesus called “The Liberated Wailing Wall” in Seattle, Washington. And they had an impact on my life. They’re one of the reasons I’m a pastor now.
Oh boy, how mavericky is that? Liberating the Wailing Wall? Unfuckingbelieveable. Who the hell vetted this person? On the other hand, she's probably exactly what the ReThugs want in a #2, look at the asshole Dick "Dick" Cheney as an example. My emphasis.