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.


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soundoff (1,038 Responses)
  1. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    REALLY?!? We are now reporting on Bristal Palin is saying??? Are we now going to read what every other idiot in the world thinks about everything. Well maybe "thinks" is too strong of a word for theses complete white trash idiots. Please, lets not have any more stories about anyone with a last name of Palin, lets stick with people who have a brain in their head.

    May 11, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. Tam

    Bristol, where is the male roll model for your son? You also have a hate for gay people since you got into a fight at Saddle Ranch Bar last year with one. By the way. Tell your mother to stop using your twitter account.

    May 11, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  3. larry

    Who in the hell is Bristol Palin? Its bad enought that we have to hear crap from her Mother. She's certainly no role model about faimily issues. She should just STFU

    May 11, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. nmmell08

    Are you kiddng me? Bristol Palin you have no legitmate arguement, you are speculating about the President's life that you don't know about. Your famous for being teen pregnant during the 08 election. Its absurd to think the President would do this becasue his daughters wanted her to. If I had that power, my parents would be living in disney world when i was 6. Seriously Bristol, cut the crap

    May 11, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Scott Wallace

    "Thousands of years of thinking" Sarah. Come on. If we were still thinking like we were a thousand years ago you would have never been heard of. You would have been clubbed over your head and dragged by your hair into the kitchen. Aren't you glad times have changed.

    May 11, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. dallas.alphonso

    Bristol who, please follow your momma and go away

    May 11, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. lifirefly27

    Really? From a girl who had a fake marriage -after getting pregnant? We should listen to her version of a good marriage?

    May 11, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Lizzie

    FRANK, persons like you used to be called MALE CHAUVINISTS

    May 11, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. Robert from Canada

    Until she and people like her have solved world peace, developed a new clean energy source or done something truly amazing, I do not want to here from them.

    May 11, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  10. Mario

    She's a hateful moron. If her baby turns out to be gay she'll probably drive it to commit suicide. She's as ignorant and bigoted as her idiot mother.

    May 11, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  11. Hiram3

    Good for Bristol !! She's right on the mark – Governor Palin should be proud of her !!!~

    May 11, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. aderr22

    It's Ironic that Bristol attacks the Obamas for violating family values. After all, I'm pretty sure pregnancy out of wedlock is a bigger deal than two men who love each other getting married.

    May 11, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. mark

    And here is the girl who was promoting Abstinence while screwing her boyfriend and having a baby out of wedlock and why does CNN comment on what she says who cares. She has no platform to stand on like her mother. Print something worthwhile.

    May 11, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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