Bristol Palin To Obama: Why Didn’t You Call Me — Or Defend Me From Bill Maher?
2:31 pm, March 19th | by Laura Donovan
In a post published on her blog Sunday, the 21-year-old said its puzzling that the president phoned Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke with his condolences after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute” on air, but has yet to return his $1 million donation from HBO’s Bill Maher, who dubbed former Alaska governor Sarah Palin the “c” word during a stand-up act and has joked about Bristol Palin’s teen pregnancy.
Bristol Palin also expressed surprise that the president failed to defend her as he did during the 2008 election. As the product of a young single mother himself, Obama should have some insight into what Bristol Palin has endured, the “Not Afraid of Life” author says:
I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager. That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.
A lot can happen in four years, and Bristol Palin seems to think the president has veiled or drained any support he ever had for her to please his following:
Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you. Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women. You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.
Bristol Palin isn’t the first woman on the right to ask Obama why he never picked up the phone to offer his sympathies. In the aftermath of the Limbaugh/Fluke kerfuffle that just can’t seem to shrivel up and die, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham tweeted, “Ed Schultz called me a slut last May…still waiting for Obama’s call.” Sarah Palin also demanded the president give back Maher’s Super PAC contributions. Calling on Obama to condemn all instances of sexism is reasonable, but the president doesn’t have time to reach out to every girl who has ever had misogynistic terms hurled in her direction. This should have been published when the Limbaugh/Fluke debacle was at its height because now people of both sides agree that this particular sexism debate has been drawn out far too long. It would take a lot for Obama to go through with the Palins’ requests, and public inquires won’t bring about that change on his end.