Bristol Palin: Obama Acting Like He’s Watched “Too Many Episodes Of Glee“
3:30 pm, May 10th | by Amy Tennery
Some people think President Obama’s announcement in support of same-sex marriage was historic. Some felt it was too little, too late. Others, well… they weren’t particularly thrilled about the sentiment. And I suppose we can include Bristol Palin in that third camp.
The daughter of former VP candidate Sarah Palin wrote in a blog post this afternoon that she disapproves of Obama’s announcement in support of same-sex marriage. In particular, she takes issue with his means of “evolution” — and his comment that his children’s experiences shaped his thinking:
Once, Michele Bachmann, for example, was asked during a debate, “As president, would you be submissive to your husband?” People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse’s stamp of approval. (I should add female Republican candidates –liberal women don’t get the same kind of questions.)… 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.
Apparently Palin hasn’t heard of Hillary Clinton — or the “Bill Problem.”
To be clear, the president said that his daughters’ attitude toward same-sex couples helped “prompt a change in perspective.” His children did not, as Palin suggested, personally help guide public policy. But that’s neither here nor there. The real jaw-dropper in Palin’s post came at the end:
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.
Ah, yes, Glee. That insidious, despicable television program, poisoning the minds of presidents and children alike with its ugly, pro-diversity, pro-acceptance message. Whatever shall we do?