Considering how much shit we’ve given her mother, we feel like we should point out Bristol Palin‘s surprisngly lucid interview on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” On the other hand, she did name her kid Tripp.
Bristol (who is improbably still engaged to Levi Johnston) calls abstinence “unrealistic,” a position seemingly at odds with her mom’s Christianist approach to family planning. Young Palin says that telling her parents she was knocked up was “harder than labor,” and that it’s something she barely recalls because she “doesn’t want to remember.” Bristol says she doesn’t regret having the kid, but wishes it had “happened in, like, ten years, so I could have a job and an education and be, like, prepared and have my own house and stuff.”
In news that is sure to make professional counselors cringe, Bristol says she wants to serve as an example for other young sex-havers. “I just hope people learn from my story and just, like, prevent teen pregnancy, I guess.” And how might one do that? I mean, the fella sticks his thingie in the gal’s hooh-hah, and unless he’s beats an appropriately-timed retreat, there’s probably gonna be a Pampers party. Wouldn’t it be great if science found a way to stop such a thing from happening?
Alas, teen lovers have little recourse before the Lord but to keep their thingies and hooh-hahs far, far away from each other until marriage. And if the girl somehow ends up in a bad way, well, it’s clearly the little tramp’s fault. The important thing here is that she is punished for her biological whims — especially if there was pleasure involved.
Well, Bristol’s not hearing that. You gotta give her credit for defying wingnut tradition and suggesting that abstinence might not always be the answer. Check out the video: