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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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My final words on Bristol Palin

My feelings about Sarah Palin and John McCain's candidacy aside.

I know from hard experience just how rough it is to be a pregnant teenager. I do NOT know what it's like to be a pregnant teenager about to get married to another teenager while in the national eye.

I do know that Bristol looked absolutely miserable onstage at the RNC, and I am betting something like this was running through her thoughts:

"They're all staring at me and thinking I'm a tramp. I wish I was anywhere but here. I wish I hadn't done it. I wish I could curl up and disappear."

I'm thinking, I'm with Obama on this one.

People's kids need to be off-limits.

Bristol and this Levi fellow of hers are entering into a serious commitment, with a baby coming hard on its heels. The odds are extremely stacked against them from the outset, just because of those two facts of their lives. Add in that this will all be played out on the national stage, and these kids have almost no hope of success in marriage without some sort of miracle.

They don't need pointing fingers. They need to be left alone. And yes, I'm guilty too, with my post the other day.

Yes, they made a mistake in judgement. Yes, they're coping with the after effects of that mistake. No, they did NOT choose to have their mother/future mother in law as a huge political figure. If this were any other kids in America, nobody would care except the local gossip monger.

I say here and now, the only words you will see me or hear me uttering regarding Bristol Palin, Levi, and their baby will be words of support.

The LORD bless them and keep them;
The LORD make His face shine upon them,
And be gracious to them;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon them,
And give them peace.


Borderline symptom of the day: worriedconcerned
Earworm of the moment: Rich Mullins - Hold Me Jesus

I can get behind people who are saying to leave BRISTOL alone, but I think her situation does give us just cause to question Palin's convictions on issues of birth control, sex ed, abortion rights, etc.

And also, I'll bet my left nut that she'll have a "tragic miscarriage" sometime in the foreseeable future.

Why would that give cause to question Palin's conviction on her issues? She's not the one who's pregnant.

Really? Because she spouts abstinence-only crap, and it doesn't even work in her own family. Because she says things like, "It was Bristol's choice" when she's out to deny all other women the right to choose.

No, you misunderstood/didn't really read what I said. I'm not questioning Palin's conviction. Her conviction is clear, blind and laughably stupid. She's got tons of conviction, but no sense. What I am saying is that her conviction on certain issues, especially reproductive issues, are severely misguided and now her poor daughter is paying the price.

AND this noxious harpy has absolutely zero problem thrusting Bristol and her burgeoning belly into the national and global spotlight. That's what I call great parenting, right there!

The point that many of us are trying to make is that, yes, Bristol herself should be off-limits. We shouldn't heckle that poor girl, who has plenty to worry about as is. But her situation is a sign of her mother's dipshit la-la land perspective on the world and THAT is fair game.

*stands up and cheers*

The story that Bristol Palin is 5 months pregnant was thrown out there, by the Palin campaign, to dispel rumors that Trig (Sara Palin's infant son with Down's syndrome) was actually Bristol's.

Sarah Palin totally threw her daughter under the bus, for political gain. It was certainly the easiest, quickest, and most opportune way to dispel the rumors. However, there had to be better ways to dispel the rumors that didn't involve throwing her own daughter under the bus. It also exposes something about her character that I think should be distressing: given a right way that is harder to execute and takes longer, and an easier way that may be detrimental to others but is quicker, Sara Palin will take the quick way, and John McCain chose this woman to be his Vice Presidential candidate.

This nation did not end up in it's current economic situation doing things the right way.

Totally agreed there.

She's the one who pushes for "abstinence only" "sex" "education" (yes, all those sets of quote marks are intentional).

Exactly what cwrnpuppet said. It's not the kid, it's her mother's idiotic stance on sex education which is an extension of her rabid pro-life rot.

And Levi got Bristol's name tattooed on his ring finger. They are so fucking DOOMED.

Oh Lord, he did?

They're fucked.

Thankfully, they are in Alaska. Maybe they can move away
from the area and find a bit of privecy and they can maybe stand a fighting chance. If there is a divorce, her mother will never forgive her.

Unlike McCain who dumped his first wife after she became disabled and married $$$$.