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Holy hypocrisy. Nothing like that abstinence-only sex education to keep a 17-year-old governor's daughter from getting pregnant! Or not.
Rebecca Traister has a good deconstruction of this whole Palin melodrama over at Salon. Traister hits on all the biggies here: McCain's tokenism and gender politics and reproductive rights and anti-choice rhetoric and bullshit on bullshit. The RNC this week in St. Paul is going to be veeeeeery interesting, given this latest revelation. What kills me is that most of the rabid evangelicals like James Dobson - remaining firmly ensconced in total denial - are seizing on this not as evidence of abstinence-only sex ed's failed track record, but as evidence of "pro-life" commitment and family values. Wha??
I still can't get over the fact that this chick - supposedly added to the ticket to woo Hillary voters - is so anti-choice, anti-gay rights, pro-guns, and - oh yeah - super "Christian." Erghh. Don't get me started.
Read the blurb. It's a good one.