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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by leekohler, Oct 13, 2008.
Oh...my...God...This left me speechless.
Exactly what part bothered you Lee?
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In what respect are the unremarkable opinions of a callow, erstwhile unzippered youth in Alaska of any relevance to the coming presidential election?
Exactly. Why is the media concerned with this kid who's obviously being manipulated at this point? It's beyond shameful and I feel bad for him and his supposed wife to be. They're being used in the worst way.
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But that's how it works... he too might be enjoying a bit of the limelight.. you never know..
Ohh.. erm.. they are 18 and 17.. dropping out of high school... had planned marriage a long time back (what? at age 15?!) ...
No F words in the interview, voting without knowing much about the race, and just worried about what big changes his life will have in the next few months.
Sounds average to me.
(Except for the antlers in the yard, the blackberry comments, the "I am not being forced into this at all", and the great future of dropping out of highschool).
I'm sure he is. But soon enough the cameras will be gone and the kid will be arriving. I don't know- it just seems so slimy, the whole thing.
Darth Vader aka Steve Jobs dropped out too.
This is just a typical Alaska kid. When I lived in Washington I had neighbors ( 500 feet away on other land ) that came down from Alaska.
Gun toting freaks..Kill anything that flies or runs fast along the ground with no respect for the environment.
The part that got me most
And this is acceptable?
I don't know about all that. It's just so sad- they really have no idea just how much their lives are about to change.
Yeah- that bothered me a lot too.
And let's not forget this gem:
It's about role models.
Who said that "pinheads" comment again?
Yeah- I don't know exactly how one could possibly be "shocked" by something one did. But that's abstinence-only ed for ya.
And I'd be scared as hell to have Palin as a mother-in-law. I bet she's like Mrs Petrelli on Heroes. She'll turn him into Sylar or something.
Certainly eye-catching and bothersome.
If he has just a year left of HS then why drop out to take a oil job? If it's to support their soon to be born kid then I'm sure the wealth of the Palin's could support the baby until graduation.
What is going to hurt the most, is that having a son-in-law who is a high school dropout, when (if) their campaign starts to deal with education reform, No Child Left Behind, etc.
As far as education goes, this is really going to hurt them. Though family is 'off limits', I wouldn't be surprised if other parties jump all over this. Without McCain/Palin saying something, it will be as if they condone dropping out of school.
Not only that, how far are the oil fields he is going to be at from home and the family? how long will the current high-prices keep him employed with a good pay, etc.? Is he so desperate that he is welling to gamble that future?
He dropped out of college (as did Bill Gates).
aside from the moronic move to drop out of high school, sounds like your typical run of the mill country boy.
I can see why the Palins are eager to get him in the family, he may well end up being the smartest of the lot.
While I don't think that dropping out of high school is the best solution, I applaud him for taking responsibility and trying to support his child, instead of running out on Bristol and the baby.
True, but there are also ways to support him, Bristol, and the baby WITHOUT giving up his education. A lot of good paying jobs now require at least a high school diploma. And either way, family would (should) be able to help them so they can. If not, there are many ways to do both; dropping out was not a smart move.
Just my opinion... but I think there are a lot of assumptions being made here based on very little information, none of which is particularly relevant to the election. They are just pissy things to carp about due to the dearth of real substance in either campaign.
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Isn't it sad that the benchmark is whether a person stays or runs away?