After a weekend spent cramming myself full of Sarah Palin info and trivia, I was poised to write a snippy post about the many reasons why Palin offends my sensibilities on many different levels. [Honestly, there is something I can’t put my finger on about this woman that fascinates, irrationally horrifies, and violently enrages me]. I had reams of data/speculation/gossip/commentary on topics ranging from her abuse of gubernatorial power, her position on how life began, the IsThatBabyHersOrHerDaughters Drama, to the stunning revelation that she kinda supports Alaska’s secession from the United States.
Imagine then my utmost delight/shock/surprise when while checking the Gustav coverage this afternoon on CNN, I am greeted with this headline TEEN DAUGHTER OF GOP VP PICK IS PREGNANT.
Hilarious!!!! People, I am here to tell you that when it comes to politics you CAN NOT make this shit up. Governor Palin is staunchly anti-birth control & prevention, pro-life [read: anti-choice] and is for “Christian family values” which includes teaching and preaching abstinence. Well, while she would like to impose those beliefs on American women, it amuses* me to no end that she will now have to live that belief in the full unrelenting glare of the media. Karma, as you can see, can be a serious bitch when she’s ready.
EDIT: Oh goody! It appears her Average Citizen husband was privy to confidential excutive meetings and emails.
EDIT #2: * I feel I should qualify what amuses me above. Amuse may be the wrong word – bemused is more what I mean. Make no bones about it, I feel very sympathetic towards Bristol, Sarah Palin’s daughter. Nothing about the situation that poor, young girl is in is amusing. I find it even sadder that she will be marrying the father of her baby – at 17 years old, I can’t imagine having to have to deal with baby PLUS new spouse y’know? She’s 17! I can’t remember having a thought beyond school and partying when I was 17.
What I am bemused about is the rampant hypocrisy of the GOP & Sarah Palin’s political, religious and social beliefs. I am bemused that Palin accepted McCain’s offer of the VP slot knowing full well that this very personal, family issue would come to light and become the fodder for all manner of commentary and discussion. How Palin and McCain could knowingly subject Bristol Palin to this kind of international scrutiny is beyond me.
Besides, the cynic in me knows all too well that if this was one of the Obama girls, the Republican Tar and Feathers Brigade, the same Republicans asking for “privacy” for the Palin Family, would be hauling ass to the South Side of Chicago, scarlet letter in hand.