Memoirist and reality-show bronze medalist Bristol Palin took to her blog yesterday to offer the world some thoughts on what she views as a double standard regarding President Obama’s expression of support for gay marriage. In her response, Palin focused exclusively on a throwaway comment made by Obama (“focusing on a throwaway comment” being the primary rhetorical methodology in the current political era).
At one point in his carefully-worded discussion, the president noted that one reason his position on gay marriage had evolved was his conversations with his daughters. Apparently, Malia and Sasha have schoolmates with gay parents — schoolmates who have not yet turned into heroin-addicted devil-worshipping goat-people. Palin took issue with that decision-making process, claiming that whenever a Christian conservative female runs for office, she faces questions about taking orders from their husband. “So let me get this straight,” she writes. “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 policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?” READ FULL STORY