Monday, September 1, 2008

This is What Happens When You Teach Creationism Instead of Contraception

McShame's litte sarie is going to be a grandmammy!

Sarah Palin's 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant.

That's not a rumor. That's an official statement from the McCain campaign.

Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin's five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, the Palins said in a statement released by the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Going to marry the father? Going to?! Dr. Dobson, did you hear that? The Voice of the Freakazoids, who so ostentatiously withheld his endorsement from MCain all year, then suddenly reversed course and granted Walnuts absolution over the weekend solely because ol' Depends chose an anti-abortion Miss Alaska runner-up for his running mate, now has to swallow a candidate whose own daughter epitomizes the "immoral lifestyle" Dobson deplores.

And can we please use this as one more opportunity to beat everyone over the head with the fact that telling teenagers not to have sex doesn't work? That if you try to scare them away from contraceptives, they'll get scared, but not in the way you think? They won't use contraceptives, but they will Still. Have. Sex.

Seems little sarie, Tammy of the Tundra, supposed savior of the repugs, is actually nothing more than yet more proof that reality has a well-known liberal bias.

Yes, I am publicly attacking the mother of a pregnant, single 17-year-old. Shoulda taught her to use condoms when she had the chance.

UPDATE, 2:27 p.m. Blue Girl makes the excellent point that Palin's daughter was able to make a choice that her mother would take away from other women.

Cross-posted at Blue in the Bluegrass.