Saturday, May 09, 2009

NYC Teens See Through Bristol Palin's Hypocrisy

Bristol Palin told a group of New York City students that abstinence was the only foolproof method of not getting pregnant.

The key word being foolproof, since Bristol, the daughter of former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, and fellow fool Levi Johnson made international news for their unwed pregnancy, presidential-campaign engagement, and "sorry your mom lost, we're through" breakup.

According to a story on ABC News, New York City students said they thought Palin was a hypocritical celebrity, and they wouldn't take any advice from the unwed mother.

Bristol made her own headlines after being pregnant for most of her mom's campaign, before finally giving birth to a baby boy in December 2008. Right or wrong, Bristol and her family were hammered on family values and a woman's right to choose for her decisions, but she went ahead with what she believe in.

Now she's speaking as an ambassador to the Candie Foundation, a group dedicated to creating awareness of the problems of teen pregnancy.

Problem is, no one is listening.

"It's a big flop," Jerry Kowal, a high school senior, told "I don't think it's her real opinion. She's just trying to help her mother. She said it herself that abstinence education doesn't work. I looked it up."

Back in February 2008, Bristol told Greta Susteren that teenage abstinence was "unrealistic." Now she's saying her comments were "taken out of context," which is political talk for "I don't mean that anymore," or everyone else talk for "Oopsie. Did I say that out loud?"

Palin later told Good Morning America, "Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only way that you can effectively, 100 percent, foolproof way to prevent pregnancy."

Guess it doesn't work when fools are involved.

Bristol did not address how to keep teens to maintain abstinence in the first place, which is why students like Raina Brot didn't taker her seriously.

"I don't get it," Brot said. "She's being kind of a hypocrite."

No, she's being a politician.

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