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So What?

2 September 2008

Yeah, an unmarried teen is pregnant, so what?

Happens all the time.

Sure, I would like to be able to point out that if conservatives weren’t so hostile to discussing and offering birth-control to teens, then there might be way fewer abortions performed in the United States. Sure, I would like to wallow in a moment of political schadenfreude, because isn’t it delicious that the self-appointed morality bloc in America is the one dealing with an unwed teen in the family during an election? (And that it was their obsession with requiring an anti-abortionist on the ticket that got them into this mess in the first place?*)

But I can’t wallow, because I’ve been so disgusted with the nasty wacko-left chatter on the Internet about this and the previous gossip about the “true” parentage of Palin’s youngest child that I want nothing to do with those folks. (Naively, I imagined the far-right was the sole source of vicious and cruel hatemongers. How foolish of me.)

Let’s get back on track and talk about the important stuff, people: the economy, international relations, and health care.

A pregnant teen is not the important stuff.

*McCain’s choices were Lieberman or Ridge, but they were both pro-choice enough that the religious right threatened to block either’s nomination on the convention floor. Enter Sarah Palin.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 2 September 2008 10:00 am

    You said it, Imperatrix! Obama’s got it right: Politicians’ children are off-limits.

  2. 2 September 2008 9:06 pm

    I’m as disheartened as you are about the ugliness I’ve seen online wrt Palin’s family situation. It makes me sick.

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