Bristol Palin Schools Barack Obama on Traditional Marriage
In a post on her blog, the sage Bristol Palin scolds Barack Obama for paying attention to the modern world in which his children live and choosing to support gay marriage. Because, as she informs him, “kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” Thank you, Bristol!
Bristol has clearly been following the model of her own parent — on how to do heavy snark. It’s not pleasant, but here it is:
While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. 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.
In this situation, it was the other way around. 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.
Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. 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.
The mind reels as it tries to absorb the multiple levels of irony here. Barack Obama, Mr. Model Nuclear Family, being scolded by Bristol Palin about how every kid should have a mommy and a daddy? Obama being told not to pay so much attention to his children, to be the boss instead of just following his kids’ ideas? Like, evidently they are his sole conduit to the real world? He has no access to a larger worldview?
Filed under “Entertainment” because no other category really encompasses this one.