May 10th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Bristol Palin: Too much 'Glee' in Obama decision

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's endorsement Wednesday of same-sex marriage didn't please Bristol Palin. The daughter of former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to her blog Thursday to slam the president for taking political cues from his two daughters, who she suggested were watching too much television.

In an ABC News interview, Obama explained how his family helped influence his "evolution" on the issue of marriage, saying his daughters Malia and Sasha have "friends whose parents are same-sex couples."

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"It wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends' parents would be treated differently," Obama said. "And frankly that's the kind of thing that prompts a change of perspective - not wanting to somehow explain to your child why somebody should be treated differently when it comes to the eyes of the law."

Palin, in her blog post, expressed a different view.

"While it's great to listen to your kids' ideas, there's also a time when dads simply need to be dads," wrote Palin.

She continued, "In this case, it would've been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that's not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview."

Palin bemoaned the fact that Republican women running for office are sometimes quizzed on the role their families will play in their governing, but that Obama isn't pressed on acknowledging the impact his children make in his decision-making.

"So let me get this straight – it's a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it's a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?" Palin wondered.

The decision to back same-sex marriage was a missed opportunity for Obama, Palin wrote.

"In this case, it would've been nice if the President would've been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee," Palin wrote, referencing the popular television show about high schoolers.


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soundoff (1,038 Responses)
  1. John in Brooklyn

    Be careful there, Bristol....Glee is produced by Fox...the same folks who own your mom!

    May 10, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. Not All Docs Play Golf

    Oh, so now we're reporting on what Bristol Palin thinks? This girl turned a teenage pregnancy into a life of celebrity. And her opinion is worth?

    May 10, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I always wondered if Sarah sat Bristol down and told her about the birds and bees, or if Sarah left that parenting job to her church.

    May 10, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  4. Not All Docs Play Golf

    She's just Snooki with more financial resources.

    May 10, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. brad

    She says that Obama needs to be a dad and her bastar d kid needs a dad. Now that is irony.

    May 10, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. Marty

    she's as dumb as her mom.

    May 10, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. Scott

    Bristol, is your child going to listen to their dad? Oh, wait.

    May 10, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  8. Boytjie

    Honey, perhaps if your mom and dad had explained the birds and the bees to you maybe you would not have ended up being a single mom.

    May 10, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. Bill

    Well, well. An authorative voice speaks. This spawn of Palin is a disease.

    May 10, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. WhosEar?

    Hey teenage, out of wedlock mother, STFU. no body cares what you and the "former first white trash family of alaska" thinks! we never did. And to the media: Leave this dead horse called "palin's career" alone already!

    May 10, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Thomas

    "...we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview." This from an unwed mother who is raising a child without a father? Too richly hypocritical for words.

    May 10, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  12. CaliforniaBC

    WHYYYYYY!!!!?????? CNN is this news??? Who cares what Bristol Palin says. Her insights are no more news worthy than mine. If you're going to tout what she feels about issues then perhaps you need to start giving equal time to other average Americans.

    May 10, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. Irma in North Carolina

    Why is this gal making a comment on the president, is she trying to get into politics now or what. Bristol just tend to your own family. You have plenty to tend too in that department.

    May 10, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. kevin

    Ha.ha.ha.hahahahahahahah AAAhahahahahahahah...a drunken hillbillyfloozie has an opinion...come back when your opinion matters.

    May 10, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. Donald "ORANGE JULIUS" Trump

    Like mother, like daughter. Did someone forget to close the barn door?

    May 10, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. docame

    Oh come on, people!? No one has a comment on BP? As if anyone wants to know what she thinks...THAT she thinks is still up for grabs. Hey Bristol? Over 100,000 sperm that ejaculated from your daddy that day and yours was the fastest, huh? Very sad.

    May 10, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. pjl

    Like Mother – Like Daughter, always great to hear the Palin comments on family values. Especially now that
    she has the aspirin back in place between her knees.

    May 10, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. Vets for Obama

    There are really no words to express her ignorance....

    May 10, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  19. BP

    Bristol Palin says the Obama girls are watching too much TV? Wait a minute. . . SHE's telling THEM what teenagers should be doing with their time? I suppose in Bristol's world, teeagers shouldn't be watchign TV. They should be in the back of a car getting knocked up. I don't think she needs to be in the business of criticizing what other teenage girls do.

    May 10, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  20. Dean

    Waiting for Obama to point out two young black men engaged in intercourse and say, "Those could be my sons".

    May 10, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  21. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Sounds like simpleton Snookie Palin,doesn't she?

    May 10, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  22. sound484@gmail.com

    It is so sad to see CNN go the way of the other news channels. Bristl Palin? freally? I don't even care what Sarah Palin thinks let alone her dumb daughter.

    May 10, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. rdmcabee

    How soon until comments are off?

    The Romney I can't remember holding a kid I thought down and cutting his hair story has the comments turned off right away. Why does CNN leave comments up for some stories but not others?

    May 10, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  24. Celeste

    Get lost! Tired of you already! Palin wants attention like mom! Your mother is insulting, so if you step up, we want be nice to you! Raise your kid and get lost!

    May 10, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Like mother, like daughter.

    May 10, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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