In a hypocritical twist, President Obama and his daughters Sasha and Malia are now receiving harsh attacks from Bristol Palin of all people—daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. That would be the same Bristol Palin whose mother angrily lashed out at the world—referring to herself as a Mama Grizzly—when people went after her daughter for having a baby at age 18.
In a blog post on the Christian website, patheos.com, Bristol suggests that the president was weak and ineffectual for being influenced by his daughters in his decision-making on gay marriage.
“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,” Bristol wrote, in a piece entitled “Hail to the Chiefs—Malia and Sasha Obama.”
“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?” she continued. “I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.”
When Bristol’s mom was running for the second highest job in the land, she pleaded with the media to leave her family out of the campaign morass, saying that families should be off-limits. But Bristol now feels comfortable deriding the president’s daughters for influencing their dad?
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This is the same Bristol Palin who has perversely become a symbol of heroism and admirable judgment among conservatives because she chose to have her child after being impregnated while still in high school—and who now earns hundreds of thousands of dollars a year as an expert on teen pregnancy prevention.
If Bristol wants to attack the judgment of the president’s daughters, maybe we might encourage the 2012 version of Obama vs. Palin—except this time it’s a debate between Bristol, 21, and Malia, 13.
I got my money on the brown girl in the White House.