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Why Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy Is A Fair Issue In This Campaign

The fact that Bristol Palin is having a baby has nothing to do with Governor Sarah Palin’s ability, or inability, to be Vice President. Bristol Palin herself is entitled to privacy.

But the fact is that the issue in and of itself has relevance to the campaign. Part of Governor Palin’s supposed appeal is her family of five children and her “hockey mom” status. This all fits in with so-called family values issues that have been a Republican staple for many years now.   

If you campaign on what people’s values should be in their own homes, and in their personal relationships, then your home and your relationships are fair game as well.

A good blog post on this subject can be found at The Texas Cloverleaf. Texas Cloverleaf says this would be a fine time to discuss birth control and sex education as a solution to teen pregnancy. 

Above is a picture of Bristol, Rhode Island. Looks like a nice place to get away from all the trouble politics brings.

September 2, 2008 Posted by | Campaign 2008, Politics, Relationships | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments