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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Who Needs Watchmen -- We've Got Sarah

Sarah Palin has a comic book [so does Hillary], and it's selling well in Britain.

Read about it here.

More Palin news here.

Left-wing pundits have been having a lot of fun writing about Bristol Palin's pregnancy and recent announcement that she and the father will not, after all, be getting married. The tone of the articles has been that Bristol has been the victim of her mother's radical "abstinence only" ideology.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Once again the lefties are lying about Sarah. The LA Times explains:

In a widely quoted 2006 survey she answered during her gubernatorial campaign, Palin said she supported abstinence-until-marriage programs. But weeks later, she proclaimed herself "pro-contraception" and said condoms ought to be discussed in schools alongside abstinence.

"I'm pro-contraception, and I think kids who may not hear about it at home should hear about it in other avenues," she said during a debate in Juneau. …

Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella said the governor stands by her 2006 statement, supporting sex education that covers both abstinence and contraception.

While Sarah opposes what she calls "explicit" sex instructions, she has absolutely no problem with condoms or other forms of contraception. She has said:

I'm pro-contraception, and I think kids who may not hear about it at home should hear about it in other avenues. So I am not anti-contraception. But, yeah, abstinence is another alternative that should be discussed with kids. I don't have a problem with that. That doesn't scare me, so it's something I would support also."

Read it here.

And again Sarah turns out to be a far more complex and interesting figure than Democrat propaganda would have it.


Mollie Hemmingway has a good article on the way activists have misrepresented the Bristol pregnancy [here]. She makes the nice point that that it was liberals, not conservatives, who got all bothered and struggled to come to terms with the out of wedlock birth. She also notes that liberals in the media repeatedly lied about Sarah Palin's position on contraception and sex education.