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. Franklin

    Maybe she is just opposed to marriage period! I mean it hasn't stopped her from reproducing – and I guess that child will not have a father to 'just be a father.' If she really wants to go back 'thousands of years' for tradition then her dad – not her mom – would just arrange a fair trade with some old dude who could give him a few head of cattle and some goats and sell her off – after all women in Biblical times were pretty much considered chattle.

    May 11, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. John

    I'm ashamed at myself for even clicking on this article to read what this clueless nit had to say. About anything. Thank you very much Mr. McCain.

    May 11, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Treegeek

    Oh, his poor girl is SSSSSOOOOOO stupid, not quite old enough to be as duh duh dumb as mama bear Palin but close. PLEASE take your entire stupid ass family and go and bury yourselves in a hole already. Why has anyone asked this HS dropout anything? I think that other retarded kid, Big, Fig, Dig whatever his name is (I know it's Trig) is Bristol's too. Why is it the dumbest people, trying to be cool or trendy, names their kids the most ridiculous names. I mean, Bristol, Trig, Buckshot, dipshyt, and whatever. PLEASE, Palins Just Go Far Far away.

    May 11, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. Nathan

    Good for Bristol for standing up for what is right. the Libs on this page should learn how to accept other people's view points. GROW up.

    May 11, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. Earl C

    This kid is a puts with no life experience and, like her mom, is fleecing shekels from those who should know better.

    Bristol, TIME OUT, go to your room and learn how to be a mother before you start giving fatherly advice. AND DON'T COM OUT TILL I CALL YOU!

    May 11, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. rossmick

    Come on CNN, it seems if a person's name end in Palin you just can't help yourselves. Get this; NO one cares what any Palin has to say, not in the slightest. Her mother is nothing and this one is less, so do yourselves a favor and just skip the wasted space on reporting on them.

    May 11, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  7. Earl C

    Why in the world would CNN, or anyone else for that matter, give this KID the time of day?

    May 11, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  8. Charles

    You put Bristol Palin on an equal footing with President Barack Obama? What a mismatch.

    May 11, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  9. Kris

    Another Power Thinker from Wasilla...LOL. Oh Please!

    May 11, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. Bibi

    She has a GED and she is commenting on a Harvard Law Graduate. She is just as stupid as her mother.

    May 11, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. ejhowe

    Bristol Palin – Should stick to raising her child & be quiet.....! Exploiting your family for cash is not a career!

    May 11, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  12. Tom Sellier

    Why do the Palin women continue to embarrass themselves? Looks like the Palin man would reign his women in so he don't look like he's married to silly women. Unless he's off with someone else and could care less.

    May 11, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. Independent

    She has ZERO credibility on the topic of marriage, and -5 credibility on the topic of raising children in two-parent households. What a tool.

    May 11, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    Everyones right. How dare we descriminate against gays, they were born that way. Same as pedofiles and serial killers. They can't help the way they feel. We should all just tolerate it. When did standing up for whats obviously right become descrimination. Simple question: If its fine to be gay, how far would mankind have gotten if everyone was gay.

    May 11, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  15. xyz

    This idiot is proof that that apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

    May 11, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Wake up people

    Why is THIS still trending but Mittens being a bully isn't? Anyone that thinks cnn is for President Obama is completely out of their minds. Just look at the headlines....
    1. While Mitt Robmey is out fighting for votes, Obama (not President Obama), just plain old Obama, was lying in wait. Really cnn, what is he some sort of animal?

    2. President Obama comes OUT about gay marriage. Who the hell do you think you're fooling??

    Cnn is just as FOS as Faux Noise. Why isn't anyone bringing up the fact that Mittens has overseas bank accounts? What about his tax records? They won't because MSM knows Mittens is rotten to the core and a pathological liar but they don't care just get that ummm black guy out of the White House. Also why no stories about Congress and their treasonous acts? Nope won't hear a word of it here.

    I am beginning to this country.

    May 11, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. munchmom

    I say go for it Kristol! Somebody has to stand up to this person who calls himself a president. He is leading us down the road straight to hell, and I for one, don't want to be part of it. My vote will NOT be for him!

    May 11, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  18. StephenPalmSprings

    We know Ms. Palin is opposed to marrying the father of her baby, perhaps she's just opposed to marriage. And by the way, the Obama daughters are informed and encouraged to think things through for themselves by highly educated parents.

    May 11, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  19. jon

    Knocked up in high school.....such a moral compass.

    May 11, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    I don't believe for one minute that Bristol penned or even thought of these comments on her own. Whoever writes her Mother's material wrote these.

    May 11, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  21. J.Gerrbach

    Why would CNN or any other news outlet really beleive that anyone cares about the trailer park Palins? Bristol is a high school drop-out and she thinks that she can go up against a Harvard graduate. Please catch a clue Bristol and go back to your "Reality" show!!!1

    May 11, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    I see the media hasn't learned from elevating this younger nitwit's mother to a national figure, so now we have to hear what the younger nitwit thinks. Seems to be that considering her teen unwed pregnancy, she is NOT the voice of reason on matters of parenting or anything else.

    May 11, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  23. Ivy

    Hey Nathan,

    I'll accept your point of view, however mindless and ignorant it may be, if you and Bristol can accept people for who they are

    May 11, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  24. Will


    You are as stupid as Bristol Palin is. Why would we listen to an uneducated, unwed, single mother who is trying to be holier than thou? Here's a bible verse for you "Judge not so that ye shall be not judged." Dumba–!!

    May 11, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. Poetic Justice

    Another member of the Wasilla Brain Trust Speaks... It's about time Wasilla's most notorious harpies figured out their 15 minutes are long since over–and no one gives a damn about what they think.

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