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. 4pease

    Why does CNN pass on this dribble from an uneducated ho who cannot keep her knickers on? The ultimate hypocrite who cannot accept two loving people from having the same rights as she might have enjoyed with her estranged baby daddy.

    May 11, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  2. Christina

    Strange. I thought kids did best in a home where the mother and father engage in epic and very public fights, the father (who eventually leaves the home) poses nude in playgirl, and the mother attempts to make it big in several reality TV shows before returning home to Alaska to work as a receptionist after having plastic surgery on her nose and chin.

    May 11, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  3. Jim

    What an idiotic post. If she watched Glee, she might learn how to dance without mom's crutches. What's next? Bristol Palin's Guide to Staying Chaste in High School?

    May 11, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  4. MaryM

    The RNC has told momma palin to keep her big mouth shut. She is bad for the GOP. So now the mini palin thinks she can talk.

    May 11, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  5. Rick 7809

    Just exactly why do I want to know her opinion?

    May 11, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  6. GenYer

    Yessss, because having sex before marriage and becoming prego at 17 years old is something to up to. Being a fame mongerer sure does help me realize that Bristol Palin can do no wrong. It must be such an awesome thing- you know- saying all at once that Obama's daughters are the reason for the so called abomination of same sex marriage ideals. Thousands of years of unchanging world views... you know kind of like the world being flat and the sun revolving around the earth... should not be allowed to be changed! I applaude Britol Palin for being such a stand up young woman in her 1950's way of thinking. I mean, I am sure that she would have just loved to go to one of those homes for unwed prego women like in the early 1900's... but in this day in age women just have to many freedoms so she had to deal with the pains of living in total comfort during her teen pregnancy. What is next? Blaming Obama's Daughters for global warming?

    May 11, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  7. Alex

    I see that the core values of the conservatives is working very well. Teenage pregnant check. Totally NOT present father figure (Levi Johnson); reality tv parasite of society chec....hummm

    May 11, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  8. Norm

    OK. Now I expect to get Pauley Shore's take on this.

    May 11, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  9. Drobat

    "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." I don't really understand the ability to write such a post knowing that you yourself are not providing your child a mother/father environment, and got knocked up out of wedlock, and started having sex under the age of consent, and were drunk, illegally, and are writing books about it. It would have been nice if you listened to your parents Bris. And not had your world view shaped by Jersey Shore reruns. No doubt your parents are lovely people, maybe they just didn't provide you the proper upbringing you needed. Thousands of years of marriage must have taught them some thing, right? And they must have passed it on to you, right? Please stop trying to grasp at the straws of limelight, they are fleeting, and unbecoming. You are an articulate, bright person, but this is re-damn-diculous and you sound so far out of your depth that it is sometimes painful to read what seems to fall out of your not-yet-wise-enough head.

    May 11, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  10. jake1969

    This is just embarrassing to even read. The hypocrisies are striking. Apparently not much brighter than her mom...

    May 11, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  11. roscoe

    Please CNN, "Bristol Palin takes on Obama"? That's so far over her head......perhaps she should start commenting on things a little closer to her level. Maybe Punxatanny Phil or Snooki would be more equal matches.

    May 11, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  12. Bubba

    Fast-forward ten years and she'll be coming out of the closet.

    May 11, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  13. Miki801

    Bristol Pailin is not nobody. She is an unwed mother whose parents allowed her baby daddy to sleep in their home. So much for a "traditional parent" situation. If the sexpublicans don't stop looping in our bedrooms, they won't have time to hate Obama.

    May 11, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  14. TAK

    "we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home."

    Yeah, because she turned out so well. Bristol, go play with your baby's toys, the grown ups are talking.

    May 11, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  15. Bubba

    Will she be Mitt's VP? Nobody else wants the job.

    May 11, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  16. mike

    why doesnt this woman just go and bury her head do we really need her comments. One in the family is enough!

    May 11, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  17. ed

    It's funny watching the left lose their minds when a Palin family member speaks. They are like the old guy that is obsesed with the kids stepping on his lawn.... Go ahead Bristol poke'em again just to watch their eys pop in and out...LOL

    May 11, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  18. coco

    Just what is wrong with the Palin family ? A 2 bit wench , unwed mother, perhaps she should lead by example.
    Perhaps, she listened to some moose in Alaska by indulging in pre-marital sex and became a mother.

    Just who the $*($# are the palins to spout on anything or lecture anyone ?

    May 11, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  19. DR in MD

    Two sad things here:
    1) The majority of the folks here who spout off, "WHO CARES WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY?!?..." will in a heartbeat lovingly jump in line behind comments made by policy geniuses like Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, etc.
    2) Young Palin's is probably right on her "Glee" point....

    May 11, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  20. to2012

    Bristol Palin takes on the President?

    Pshaw!

    Nothing but a pathetic, barky little chihuahua...nipping at the tires of a Mac truck.

    May 11, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  21. luffing

    Oh, please

    May 11, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  22. Mike in WI

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

    I wonder what guidance HER dad gave when she got pregnant?

    May 11, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  23. aj

    Her statement, "...not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage." So, if her thinking is based on the history and thinking back to 1920 when black women were given the right to vote which was only 92 years ago, would this mean she would be against that right, too??

    "we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview" = ignorance

    Someone in their family will eventually end up gay and boy what fun that will be.

    May 11, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  24. john

    As if she wrote any of this feeble opinion by herself. What a simpleton.

    May 11, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  25. David

    if she only had a brain!

    May 11, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
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