Bristol Palin is waiting for President Obama to call her after Bill Maher made some derogatory remarks about her. After all, he called Sandra Fluke when Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, and he, unlike Bill Maher, actually apologized.
Dear President Obama,
You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next. You explained to reporters you called her because you were thinking of your two daughters, Malia and Sasha. After all, you didn’t want them to think it was okay for men to treat them that way:
“One of the things I want them to do as they get older is engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on,” you said. “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”
And I totally agree your kids should be able to speak their minds and engage the culture. I look forward to seeing what good things Malia and Sasha end up doing with their lives.
But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung. Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.” (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)
Silly girl. Only liberal women are offended by such remarks and only conservative men get in trouble for saying them.
She goes on.
If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you. After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager. That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.
I don’t think he would. I think Obama would put up with a lot for a campaign contribution of $1,000,000. Of course Bristol gets it, that is the whole point of this blog post.
Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you. Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women. You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.
What if you did something radical and wildly unpopular with your base and took a stand against the denigration of all women… even if they’re just single moms? Even if they’re Republicans?
I’m not expecting your SuperPAC to return the money. You’re going to need every dime to hang on to your presidency. I’m not even really expecting a call. But would it be too much to expect a little consistency? After all, you’re President of all Americans, not just the liberals.
That, of course, is just the problem. Obama really is the President of just the Liberals. That is why he is the most polarizing president in recent memory.
Isn’t it odd, though, that the ones would lecture us all about civility are the ones who are the least civil?
- In Her Mother’s Footsteps, Bristol Palin Takes on Misogynist Bill Maher (sarahpalinblog.typepad.com)
- Bristol Palin Takes On Obama: Where Is My Call For Maher’s ‘Reprehensible’ Comments? (mediaite.com)
- Bristol Palin to Obama: “Hey, How About a Little Consistency?” (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Bristol Palin: Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call? (treeofmamre.wordpress.com)
- Score One For Bristol Palin [Updated Below] (thecampofthesaints.org)
- Disconnect? Bristol Waits For Her Obama-Maher Call (foxnews.com)