May 10th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
11 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. Kim Ellis

    Bristol Palin is nothing but a twitt and why this even deserves to be news is beyond me

    May 11, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Jon KIng

    This bit of white trash could not even tell her loser boyfriend to wear a condom. Obama's girls are 10000000 times more intelligent then this dimwit.

    May 11, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  3. captain obvious

    The apple doesn't fall far from the 7 foot tall, African American Basket Ball star.

    Bristol Palin wants to jump on the morality band wagon? High school dropout, unwed mother, etc.....

    May 11, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  4. J myer

    Bristol has become her mother's mouthpiece and talks about the need for a child to have both a mom and dad in their life. Yet, she will not allow her son to see his dad and spend time with him. She is no authority on anything, especially family life. People should stop giving her and her family attention, as that is all they are looking for, and of course, a little money.

    May 11, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Kris

    Oh yes, here is yet another lofty thinker from the Palin family. You could almost feel sorry for her when she was pregnant, unwed and sitting there at the Freak Show RNC, but now?? Really, Bristol Palin?

    May 11, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. rick1948

    Just like her mother, the only thing Bristol Palin is qualified for is having babies.

    May 11, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. Mark

    People are asking why is she making the news. Hypocracy makes the news-like a jewish nazi would. Like romney hes a hypocrite and when asked doesn't even bat an eye unless told to.

    May 11, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. Demunn

    A lot of credibility on morals and marriage to offer coming from a un-wed, uneducated teenage mother. Please stop giving this woman undeserved attention.

    May 11, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Michael

    Yeah, let's talk about marriage Bristol.

    May 11, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  10. Iggy

    "not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage"

    Thousands of years of thinking says that unwed teen mothers should be shunned by society, and treated as the trollops they are. We can go back to that thinking too Ms Palin.

    May 11, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  11. MakeThemEatCake

    Let's see. the conservatives in this country have used Joe the Plumber and now Palin-light to speak out against the President. A President that is being told that government is too much in debt to contribute to job creation programs. But is not too much in debt to eliminate revenue by reducing taxes so that those in our society that have defined themselves as job creators can think about creating jobs. No guarantees mind you, just a promise to think about creating jobs here. When are the job creators going to just man up and admit they don't give a crap about the citizens in this country. Only the dollars they want these same citizens to give them.

    May 11, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. fisher5

    From South Pacific...old but relevent. Perhaps Bristol shoul learn to keep her thoughts to herself.

    you've got to be taught
    To hate and fear,
    You've got to be taught
    From year to year,
    It's got to be drummed
    In your dear little ear
    You've got to be carefully taught.

    You've got to be taught to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
    And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
    You've got to be carefully taught.

    You've got to be taught before it's too late,
    Before you are six or seven or eight,
    To hate all the people your relatives hate,
    You've got to be carefully taught!

    May 11, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. anne

    Her opinions carry about as much weight as Kim Kardashian's. Following in her mother's airhead pundit footsteps.

    May 11, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  14. Steve

    Bristol Palins take? The only thing she and her family needs to take is a clue and get lost back up in the tundra of Alaska. Seems they got a taste of life in the lower 48 and now we can't get rid of 'em.

    May 11, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  15. Mark

    nothing begats nothing.

    May 11, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  16. Punctus

    Is it actually possible to be that clueless?

    May 11, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  17. captain obvious

    Nothing like the self-righteous indignation of a reformed unwed mother.

    May 11, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  18. PBNP

    At least Ms Palin give an honest opinion in what she believes . On the flip side we have " Mr. Cool" obama who will say and do anything including selling his first born to get re-elected.

    May 11, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  19. Alex Santana

    Has no one told this moron, that what she thinks or says means nothing? She is nothing but a poor example of how someone can be plucked out of anonymity and is in the public spotlight. She mistakenly confuses being "famous" with "infamous"....her and her family would still be gutting fish were it not for John McCain's poor choice of her mother as VP candidate. Once the election was lost, the Palin's should have disappeared. But her sick mother liked the notoriety and grabbed her daughter into the fray as well. got pregnant when you were a teen and not married...that is all you are.You are not an expert on one really likes you and please...go back to AK and disappear. You are an embarrassment to yourself and your family. Forever, the name PALIN will be the butt of jokes and an example of ignorance. You mean nothing!!!

    May 11, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  20. The jackdaw

    Bristol says that dad's need to be dads! Her the daddy of her child being a dad? hmmmm

    May 11, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  21. debra bowman

    She does have a traditional family. A statistically black family. All she has to offer are her mommies opinion.

    May 11, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  22. Allison

    Bristol- you can comment when you have had some life experience that does not involve poor choices and hiding behind your mother.

    May 11, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  23. debra bowman

    And ignorance is bliss, these folks are as happy as can be

    May 11, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  24. Horus

    This coming from a kid whose claim to fame is an idiot media w.hore for a mother, and a teen pregnancy. Gee Bristol, maybe if your daddy had been more of a dad you wouldn't have gotten knocked up, eh? Gotta love the fact that Bristol, like her mother, can't see that most people are laughing at her, not with her....

    May 11, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  25. Lool!?

    Honestly guys I think it's a good thing that CNN post this because it proves how uneducated, pathetic and stupid this girl is.
    I mean come on who the hell does she think she is!!!

    May 11, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
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