May 10th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
3 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.


Filed under: Bristol Palin • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (1,038 Responses)
  1. notnek

    Coming from a family with little or no morals, what gives her any credibility.

    May 11, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  2. tribecagal

    Bristol Palin is a bubble headed twit. Her political opinions are as relevant as those of Big Bird.

    May 11, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. DRod

    Any Palin is irrelevent except they don't know it.

    May 11, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. Mike

    I feel guilty for having bothered to read this. I owe myself better.

    May 11, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  5. TheDudeAbides

    Who cares what this snot nosed homophobic kid thinks? I think she's just jealous because her mommy got booted by America and the Obama kids get to live in the White House.

    May 11, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. Madtown

    didn't please Bristol Palin
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    And, who on earth would care what Bri$tol Palin has to say on this, or any, issue? What is wrong with the media? Chasing sensationalism as a priority? In what alternate universe would this piece of trash possibly know the first thing about this issue, and thus have a relevant comment for a national audience? Shame on you CNN. You use the name of America's First Family of Trash to generate interest, regardless of the quality of content within the story.

    May 11, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  7. Psychologist

    Bristol, sweetie, just keep your mouth and legs closed. It's simply better that way. By the way, what education level do you, your lovely mother, and your father have all together that you think you can afford to critique a Harvard Law School Graduate? Hmm, I thought so.

    May 11, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  8. she be a what Rush said

    This girl is just like mommy... all talk, no self control, and pretty dumb when it comes to the real world. Any bets on how many abortions she has had the last couple years?

    May 11, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  9. MikeH

    Extra, extra, read all about it! CNN destroys it's journalstic credibility by giving an illiterate unwed bimbo front-page preference for no other reason than to sell add space.

    May 11, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  10. Prplgrl

    You know, not in the too far past, teenagers weren't allowed to have children and be single parents... they were shipped off to have their babies in a home and then the babies were adopted out.... things do change, right Bristol?

    May 11, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  11. JAM

    This kid is as stupid as the tree she fell from! Perhaps her mother should have taken the time to lecture her on how to keep her knees together in the back of the trailer.

    May 11, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  12. Marty

    Why is CNN even "reporting" on what this uneducated tramp is blogging? It's not news. She has no credibility on this or nearly any other topic. The people who read her blog are even more clueless than she is!

    May 11, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  13. Momof3

    Another Palin, willing and able to be used by the Tea Party to push it's agenda...as long as they are getting paid, they'll say any ridiculous thing!

    May 11, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  14. Patti in Dallas

    LMAO! An UNWED teenage high school dropout is lecturing the President on MARRIAGE and PARENTING??!? Oh my...this is rich!! What an arrogant idiot. Still laughing.

    May 11, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. Joe from Ohio

    Someone who got knocked up at a backyard kegger might not want to be piping in about marriage.

    May 11, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  16. Tex71

    Gollum takes on Aragorn.

    May 11, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  17. David

    Why is the statement of a high school kid who got knocked-up by an idiot newsworthy? I put anything she's says in the same trash can as Michelle Bachmann. CNN – try for something more newsworthy new time.

    May 11, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  18. Will

    Palin says, "...we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home." I guess dropping out of high school affords you more time to conduct such relevant research projects. Where I come from, if you have a baby out of wedlock and drop out of high school you are known as a "redneck"! Her bigotry is just more "redneck" retoric!

    May 11, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  19. Boston Guy

    One can only laugh at the hypocrite comments the Palin clan will make. How can this idiot family make stupid comments and always be the top stories. Sarah thinks she knows everything and now Bristiol think she knows the Presidents daughters watches too much TV?? I doubt that the Presidents daughters will have a baby out of wedlock!!!

    May 11, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  20. Michael Q

    Keep trying to dance with the stars little girl. More religious conservative right wing negativity with an uneducated view of the world from the deeply troubled family from Alaska or is it Arizona now? I suppose all the conservative republicans have locked their doors to protect their children as they have locked their minds. What a waste of human intelligence!

    May 11, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  21. Bennycat

    I gotta stop logging on to CNN!

    May 11, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  22. P Mathew

    It's hard to take her seriously considering she isn't exactly the poster child for "family values."

    May 11, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  23. Momof3

    "we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home." Hmmm....she means that for OTHER people's homes'...not hers, right?

    May 11, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  24. RTB

    "[T]hat's not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage." – Genius! Why for that matter should we ever change anything our culture has thought? Let's still have slavery, and Jim Crow Laws, and women at home raising the children! Right, Bristol? Right? She's worse than her mother, please stop reporting on what this kid thinks, CNN.

    May 11, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  25. Maureen

    OMG. not much one can say except she IS A JOKE

    May 11, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
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