Or at least that’s what I got from it.
Since Obama’s support of gay marriage, many people have come out in their support and aversion to his new views. But, one person decided to come for his parenting decisions rather than his opinion. And that person would be teenage, single-mother, Bristol Palin.
Bristol took to her blog and commented on Obama’s decision to consult his daughters about same-sex marriage – “Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking.” Bristol believes Obama wasn’t doing his duty as a dad by shaping his daughters, and instead had them reflect on him what they see on television, particularly Glee. That’s right. Bristol blames Glee’s strong support of the gay community on Sasha and Malia’s views and their impression on their father.
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.
Not only did Bristol disrespect this man’s and our President’s parenting skills, but she also showed that she is an idiot when it comes to social issues and her opinion on gay marriage. Someone sounds upset her mother lost. Television’s influence is not that powerful, Bristol. And before you come at someone else’s parenting skills… you know what, I won’t go there. Happy Mother’s Day.
What do you think about Bristol’s letter?