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Bristol Palin's new PSA here admonishes kids to, well, not do what she did. As the saying goes, "Not that there is anything wrong with that" (trying to help kids). Well, maybe there is. While it may help for kids to hear hard lessons from other kids, Bristol Palin still didn't practice what she preached. Bristol is probably a good kid. She made a mistake, which many kids have. I wish her well and hope she has a good life. But the message seems to be pitched only at disadvantaged kids, not those whose mothers made, say, $75,000 a pop for an air-headed speech, more than a million from a poorly ghost-written memoir, and buckets of money spreading FAUX "news." Not everyone can be so (monetarily, at least) lucky.
Listen to the PSA at the link above. That's just a little hypocritical. After all, as the above-linked article shows,
The "abstinence only," message she now preaches outside this PSA is a nice wholesome thought, but it is also wishful thinking. Research shows specifically that abstinence only programs do not work. And abstinence-only most certainly did not work for Bristol Palin. She's a poster child, not just for the need for sex education, but also, specifically, for family planning. Given the evidence, you'd think that would be the end of abstinence-only programs. But that's not in the Republican play book. The GOP has to appease the base. (Take note, Obama administration, you, who don't appease your base (ever)). Instead, you throw money by the millions at the other side's base. And they still act horribly to you). There is more and it may shock you...
Interestingly, the abstinence driven campaign is very much a reversal for Bristol, who told Fox News that she thought abstinence campaigns were "not realistic at all."