It is the big news of the election!!!
Long story short...Sarah Palin who is John McCain's running mate has a daughter who is 17 and knocked up, she is going to have the kid and marry the father, and the family is behind her. WHoo!
Everybody seems to have an opinion about this. I think it is not a big deal at all. I am with Barack on this one, it is a family issue that the family should be allowed to handle privately. Every family has problems like this at some point in one of your children's lives when you have five kids!
It is a lesson to all of the parents who have teenagers out there. Make sure to educate your kids about sex, safe sex, and the consequences of having sex. I think, in Montana especially, there are a lot of parents who want to pretend that their kids would NEVER have sex as teens, BUT THEY DO! So take the time to have that uncomfortable conversation so your kids are at least informed.
Here is what Lindsay Lohan thinks about the whole thing.
I've been watching the news all morning, like everyone else - and i keep hearing about the issues related to 'teen pregnancy'- It's all related to Sarah Palin and her 17 year old unmarried pregnant daughter. Well, I think the real problem comes from the fact that we are taking the focus off of getting to know Sarah Palin and her political views, and what she can do to make our country a less destructive place. Its distracting from the real issues, the real everyday problems that this country experiences.
I am concerned with the fact that Sarah Palin brought the attention to her daughter's pregnancy, rather than all world issues and what she believes she could possibly do to change them-if elected. I get Sarah Palin's views against abortion, but i would much prefer to hear more about what she can do for our country rather than how her daughter is going to have a child no matter what.
Maybe focus on delivering some words and policy with stronger impact like Joe Biden.
See below for Barack Obama's thoughts:
From Alexander Marquardt
MONROE, Michigan (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama said firmly that families are off-limits in the campaign for president, reacting to news that GOP running mate Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.
"Let me be as clear as possible," Obama said. "I think people's families are off-limits, and people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as governor or her potential performance as a vice president."
Obama said reporters should "back off these kinds of stories" and noted that he was born to an 18-year-old mother.
"How a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn't be the topic of our politics, and I hope that anybody who is supporting me understands that's off-limits." »
On another note-the last note- i heard a woman say on TODAY on NBC that teens are feeling as if they have to grow up faster. Really? Because, i think that girls that are CHOOSING to be sexually active and are making a conscious decision to grow up faster….. I think that parents need to recognize how important it is to talk to their children about the things that can result from being sexually active if they aren't protecting themselves (birth control, condoms, etc.)
So-those are my thoughts for the day. Enjoy the music xoxoCurrently listening :
By Rod Stewart