Warning: The following blog contains some political views.
I was in the check out line at Wal-Mart last night and looked over to see multiple magazines with Sarah Palin on the cover as well as titles saying "Palin's Teen Daughter Pregnant" and "Trig is Afflicted with Down's." What I want to know is why there has been so much put into Bristol Palins pregnancy? Millions of teens become parents. Why is this particular pregnancy being spot-lighted and since when did that become a good basis as to whether we should nominate her mother for VP? The papers are saying things like "if she can't control her family what makes the American public believe she can be a VP?" What? I remember how I was when I was seventeen. I thought I had all the answers. I did realize that I didn't before making too many life changing decisions. I can't really relate to Bristol because that never happened to me, but she is seventeen. She is taking responsibility for her actions. She is marrying the father of the child. What more do we as Americans want her to do? She is giving up many of the things of childhood to raise a child and become a wife. I realize that I don't have all the facts. I can just see what the papers say and believe what I believe to be true. But, I think it's wrong to lash out on the seventeen year old daughter when the real issue is whether Sarah Palin would be a good Vice President and help lead this country out of the demise it has fallen into.
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