Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, is horrified President Barack Obama said his young daughters influenced his decision to come out in support of gay marriage. Ms. Palin took to her blog today to bash the president for being molded by their young minds and one of America’s top rated television comedies.
“Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee,” Ms. Palin wrote.
In her blog post, Ms. Palin said Americans should be thankful the president’s daughters aren’t younger.
“Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview,” she wrote. “In this situation, it was the other way around. I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.”
In his interview on ABC yesterday, President Obama cited dinner table conversations with his daughters as one of the reasons he decided to announce his support for gay marriage.
“You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples,” he said. “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.”
Ms. Palin would have preferred the president respond to his daughters by explaining why their friends would be better off with straight parents.
“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,” Ms. Palin wrote.
Ms. Palin said she was inspired to write her post because of the questions “Christian women” such as her mother and erstwhile presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann face when running for office.
“When Christian women run for high office, people inevitably bring up the question of submission. … People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse’s stamp of approval,” Ms. Palin wrote. “So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?”
To make sure her point really hit home, Ms. Palin titled her blog post “Hail to the Chiefs – Malia and Sasha Obama.”