Thursday, May 7, 2009

Being Hypocritical

What's wrong with this picture? Here actress Hayden Panettiere, MVP for the Tampa Bay Rays Matt Garza, and Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, pose for photographers on the red carpet during an event to promote National Teen Pregnancy Awareness Day Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in New York.

Did Bristol Palin forget that a few months ago she spoke with Greta Van Susteren and said that abstience was the best option for teenagers but was not "realistic?" During this interview Sarah Palin drops in on the interview with the baby. The look on this young woman's face is revealing. The dominineering self-serving nature of a typical stage mother is evident; her words seemed void of sincerity.

As I watched the interview, I felt empathy for the young mother. The mother pushed abstinence, but it was obvious the young lady's heart wasn't in it. Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin's baby, has said publicly that Sarah Palin knew that he was living under her roof with her daughter. Is this not hypocritical? No wonder the Governor's approval rating, according to
Hayes Research Group has plunged in public opinion from 57% in the "very favorable" category on 3.12.08 to 30.5% in the same category on 5.5.09.

I agree with Bristol Palin that abstience is the best option for teenagers. But I also agree that it certainly isn't "realistic." Now what?


The Write Girl said...

I think its tough for her in her position. I think its a good campaign but they should teach about safe sex also for young teens. Also, I watched a program and Palin's decline in the polls was attributed to many things including her personal life and also ignoring the needs of Alaskans (or so I was told). At least these celebs are making an effort. It isn't easy being young and in the spotlight and maybe Bristol's mistakes and experience might help someone else in their situation.

judith ellis said...

Yes, The Write Girl, I agree that being a teenager has never been easy, especially when you are suddenly in the limelight. I wish Bristol the best.

With regards to Sarah Palin, she was never ready for the national and international stage. Now, it now seems that she is ill-suited for public office on the state-wide level based on the scrutiny of those in her state.

I have never known a politician, locally or nationally, who lacks curiosity to such a degree. It's astonishing, really.

laughingwolf said...

she's a phony, just like her mama :(

apparently the child sarah tries to pass off as hers, is, in fact, her daughter's too... why not fess up, the both of them?

judith ellis said...

laughingwolf - I don't know what's going on with that family. But I do wish the daughter all the very best in life. It can't be easy.