Palin Saga Continues – Bristol and Levi break engagement

I just heard today that Bristol Palin (if you don’t know who that is you must live in a cave) and Levi Johnston broke off their engagement recently. There should probably be a joke there or some kind of “that’s what you get!” comment, but I just don’t have it in me.

from NY Times

The engagement between Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin, 18, and Levi Johnston is off. Mr. Johnston, 19, told The Associated Press that he and Bristol Palin mutually decided “a while ago” to end their relationship. Mr. Johnston declined to elaborate. The two are the parents of a boy, Tripp, who was born Dec. 27. Governor Palin revealed her daughter’s pregnancy days after being named as Senator John McCain’s running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.

When the announcement came on the news this morning I felt sympathy for Bristol and her son. My wife and I got pregnant two years ago. Our choice to get married and raise our child together was made in private. No one influenced us, we weren’t on the news, and our lives were used as a PR morality tale. We were able to make the choice to get married based on our love for each other and nothing else.

I feel a great deal of sorrow for Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston. Something that should be one of the most special times in a parent’s life was played out on the nightly news. Tabloid journalism tarnished a beautiful event with searches for the next big headline. Just look at the headline E! gave the story – Bristol Palin and her Baby Daddy break up. It’s is E!, an absolute stinking latrine that does not remotely deserve to have the title of journalism anywhere near it, but come on people.

Some out there may hint that they think Bristol Palin got what was coming to her thanks to Mommy Sarah. To those who hold that opinion I say what the Hell is wrong with you?! Can you not detach politics from the rest of life? I abhor Sarah Palin’s politics. I find her a dreadful ideologue. That doesn’t entitle her children to be open to such ridicule. As a parent I find the invasion into her children’s privacy vile. Say what you want about Sarah Palin, or any candidate, but children should have been completely off limits. One should not have to pay for the sins of the father.

I’ll leave you with one of the comments I read on this story that pretty much sums up my argument: This is not news and it is none of anyone’s business.

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2 Responses

  1. I completely agree with you. Those children should not be held accountable for their parents. They have not even had the opportunity to discern their values and viewpoints from their parents and all the more difficult when one parent is in the eye of the public.

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  2. I completely agree with you. Those children should not be held accountable for their parents. They have not even had the opportunity to discern their values and viewpoints from their parents and all the more difficult when one parent is in the eye of the public.

    O>

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