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. byron

    and this comes from a single mother... who got pregnant before being forced to marry for a political purpose. give me a F-ing break.

    May 10, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  2. Tica

    wow. this is making NEWS???? next CNN will let us know what Cartman thinks.

    May 10, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. normajean @ verizon ,com

    "HOW ABOUT ' TOO MUCH PALIN IN OUR POLITICAL LIVES?"......She should save this column she wrote{if she did write it} and read it again when she grows up {?}

    May 10, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  4. The REAL Truth...

    Yawn... this is so-o-o.. last year!
    She should stay home. There already one BIG fool in the Palin family... haven't they learnt anything ?

    May 10, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  5. Enrique

    Bristol is as dumb as her mother.

    May 10, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. T

    What two (mother or father) parental guide was Young Palin following when she got pregnant as a teenager. And since she upholds the ideal of marriage period why isn't she married. Everyone has a right to their opinion and believes. God mad it that way. I believe one needs to look at how they live their own lives before they pass judgement on the way someone's else live or want to live theirs.

    May 10, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. rs

    Too little thought in Ms. Palin's response.

    May 10, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  8. BOb the Prairie Dog

    And so the President should take advice on morality from a teen girl who got pregnant outside of marriage. Just how stupid does the Right think this country is? I know how stupid the Right is, but the rest of just aren't that dumb.

    May 10, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. You have to be kidding

    Advice on child raising from a teen ager who got pregnant at 16 ? Maybe if her dad were being a dad, he wouldn't be a granddad now.

    May 10, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. Matt D.

    Since when does it matter what Bristol Palin thinks? Seriously! Who gives a damn what that little twit has to say?

    May 10, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. Big Moe

    Is she the same teenage person who got preganat out of wed lock? Is she seriously giving a moral dispute ??-lol- WOWWWWW

    May 10, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. Zee

    Kettle, meet pot.

    May 10, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  13. dale

    You need to leave this discussion to the adults Bristol. Apparently Malia and Sasha are more mature than you. Also, what example have you set? How is your two parent household working out?

    May 10, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. Blindersoff

    Who is Bristol Palin again?

    May 10, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  15. chuck

    Who is this chick? Are we supposed to care?? I think i saw her on "Lockup".

    May 10, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  16. docame

    Over 100,000 sperm were ejaculated by her Daddy that sad day, and Bristol's was the fastest, huh? Go figure. Calling her trailer trash is unfair to other trailer trash.

    May 10, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  17. David(WA)

    And we care about Bristol Palin's opinion because ..... ? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    May 10, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    This is on the Ticker as "political" news why? Just because of which hoohoo this kid slithered out of? Slow news day CNN?

    May 10, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    What's the big deal? The Palin children have friends whose parents are brother and sister.

    May 10, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  20. Sniffit

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

    Says the teenage pregnancy case whose baby barely has one.

    May 10, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  21. Jane Guelle

    Oh just shut up.The kids are right on this.

    May 10, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  22. Al-NY,NY

    Hey Bristol...go tend to your infant child...you know the one you had as a teenager and spare us your inane babbling. You're about as incoherent as your mother. By the way....how's that celibacy thing going???

    May 10, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  23. Gumdrop1957

    Hey Bristol, what father is shaping your son's world view? Who shaped yours? An unwed teen pregnancy is proof of a great upbringing.

    May 10, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  24. PRA

    Is there any particular reason why CNN is reporting on this waste-of-space's blog postings? Honestly, who outside of Wasilla could possibly give a damn about any of her stupid opinions?

    May 10, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  25. andrewstl

    idiot jr

    go away youand mom are completely foolish and only crazies dont agree

    May 10, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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