Hypocrisy Alert: Bristol Palin Reacts to Obama's Gay Marriage Comments

The Candie's Foundation 2011 Event To Prevent Benefit Gala Bristol Palin attends the Candie's Foundation 2011 event to prevent benefit gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 3, 2011 in New York City. (Source: Andy Kropa/Getty Images North America) more pics » Bristol Palin (Andy Kropa/Getty Images North America) Bristol Palin, daughter of conservative political firebrand and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is not onboard with President Obama's recent change of heart on same-sex marriage, and she's letting the world know about it.

Last Wednesday, Barack Obama announced that he is now in full support of gay marriage, which expands his previous position that civil unions between same-sex couples was a sufficient placeholder for marriage. Obama's policy change came out a family discussion on the matter in which his daughters prompted him to look at the issue in a more "evolved" light.

During the President's interview on ABC news, he explained how his new stance came about:
--> Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we're talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends' parents would be treated differently. It doesn't make sense to them, and frankly, that's the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective."
While Obama's position made many of the people on the left overjoyed, conservatives, of course, were quick with the backlash. For one, Bristol Palin expressed her disagreement with Obama's sentiments, taking to her blog to write about it:
--> 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. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview."
While Palin's opinion is surprisingly lucid, it's also completely absurd, especially coming from her. Bristol Palin has either had her memory scrubbed or simply chooses to ignore the fact that her very argument undercuts her own life choices.

As someone touting the sanctity of marriage and mom/dad nuclear families, Palin seems to have forgotten that she a) got pregnant out of wedlock, and b) is raising her son as without the dual presence of his father. Also, the statement "we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home" is far from fact... so, not sure who the "we" is she's referring to.

It's not a surprise to see this kind of hypocrisy from Palin. She's the same person who returned to live in Alaska because she was "over the Hollywood thing," and then proceeded to join Dancing with the Stars, shoot her own reality show, and appear on her mom's reality show.

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