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Bristol Palin’s gay jibe at Margaret Cho

Timothy Kincaid

December 6th, 2010

But for a mother with a fondness for money and fame, Bristol Palin could well be interchangeable with Jaime Pressly’s character on My Name is Earl. Only with less class.

Writing on Facebook, Bristol thought she’d make a clever little jibe at Margaret Cho. (The Improper)

Bristol, who denied having political motives for writing the post, closes with a stridently political message and a dig at Cho’s sexuality.

“You say you ‘don’t agree with the family’s politics at all’ but I say, if you understood that commonsense conservative values supports the right of individuals like you, like all of us, to live our lives with less government interference and more independence, you would embrace us faster than KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert,” she wrote.

KD Lang is openly lesbian, as are the Indigo Girls. The implication is that this something Cho would readily respond to.

Klassy, Bristol.

I’m sure she thought that implying Margaret was gay was the snarkiest thing she could do. Because it’s pretty obvious that her family holds gay people in contempt. And considering her age… well, I very much doubt she came up with that “zinger” on her own.

But despite her utter tastelessness and “I’m better than you” attitude, Bristol probably believes what she says.

She clearly hasn’t the faintest clue about how the “commonsense conservative values” as practiced by her mother are miles from the the principles she’s been told that they represent. This foolish girl has never considered whether “more independence” is consistent with being denied the right to marry and how “less government interference” fits with being denied the right to serve your country openly.

The ironic thing is that if Bristol’s mother and her political allies actually DID stand for “less government interference and more independence”, then they would indeed appeal to our community. Sadly, what she really supports is less government interference in her life and much much much more in mine.

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Aeval
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

There’s no such thing as common sense conservative values, common sene conservatism is an oxymoron.

Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear of change and the unknown, and it has nothing to do with common sense.

BlackDog
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

Meh, at the rate she’s going if it wasn’t for the fact that Mommy will probably keep bailing her out when she screws up I’d guess Bristol would end up working at MacDonalds somewhere eventually.

Bristol seems to have NO care for others, no common sense, no interest in reality, and probably figures the world owes her all the attention and fame.

Eventually, she will get a very rude awakening when reality catches up with her. Maybe then she’ll think “I shouldn’t of ran my mouth like that.” Or maybe she’ll just fall into a permanent downward spiral like a lot of people from her religious background do. My ex-wife went to an Assembly of God church, and when ever reality attempted to wake her up she rolled over and went back to sleep.

My ex-wife pretty much felt that she was special, she had a destiny. (I did too, when we were together. Whether *I* wanted to be a “Prophet” or not!) God would provide for her, no matter what, so let’s spend the money. She always hungered after fame or status. Her big plan was always to go to Nashville and make it in the music business.

My ex hasn’t worked in several years that I know of. She has four kids, all by different guys. She basically lives by bullsh!tting people and getting a lot of lucky breaks. Last I knew she was in a crappy marriage and very unhappy.

I hope, I HOPE that for her own sake Bristol wakes up and smells reality. I hope she grows up and doesn’t keep acting like God or the world owes her a nice happy life because they don’t.

I hope the hell she grows up because if she doesn’t, when Mommy isn’t politically useful anymore and no one cares any more it’ll all come crashing down for her, too. Her mom couldn’t even be bothered to finish out one term as the governor of a state with a population smaller than Detroit, so it’ll happen, probably due to irresponsibility. Bristol would do very well to grow up, and maybe get an education, before that happens.

Jafuf
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

As they say ‘the fruit (sorry) doesn’t fall far from the tree.’

BlackDog
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

The more I see of the Palins the more they come across as arrogant, ignorant trailer trash that somebody cleaned up just a bit. If it wasn’t for $arah having been John McCain’s VP pick nobody would’ve even noticed them.

What the hell dumb person decided to keep giving these people attention?

swampfox
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

Look at the Man with whom she had a child. She along with Levi need to fade from the scene. She has no class.

Lucrece
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

I despise the Palins, but this is clearly the case of gay people jumping to the defense of an ally who did wrong.

You see, if Cho really considered Bristol Palin a “friend”, she wouldn’t have been so rude as to publicly state that Bristol was pressured into the show by some tyranical, calculating mother.

Bristol responded in a juvenile fashion– unsurprising considering her age. But Cho is old enough to know better than go gossip-mongering and making rude claims about family dynamics of her “friends”.

Roger
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

“what she really supports is less government interference in her life and much much much more in mine.” –truer words were never spoken

L. Junius Brutus
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

Wasilla hillbillies indeed.

justsearching
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

Edmund Burke, the father of conservatism, emphasized that society ought not to change too quickly, that the changes which seem “wise” to the intellectuals and professionals of the day might actually have unforeseen unwanted social consequences, and that leaders and thinkers need to be less impatient and have a greater respect for the treasured institutions of the day. Sure, most psychologists and sociologists and historians and bloggers say that there wouldn’t be any future turmoil if we allow gays to marry, but might they be wrong?

I know there is a conservative tradition of a less intrusive government, but there’s also a conservative vision of conserving, in large part, the status quo.

That’s why, in my mind, allowing gay marriage is a squarely liberal idea t hough I’m glad there are conservatives on board too. :D I grant that there is the conservative idea of preventing government intrusion which could support the idea of gay marriage, and it could be argued that the conservation of the institution of marriage is achieved if we tweak it and open it up to LGBT. Thus far, though, the majority of self-proclaimed conservatives would deny that the former two arguments fit into their understanding of conservatism.

John
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

Sarah Palin 2.0

L. Junius Brutus
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

Justsearching, do you really think that the people who call themselves conservatives (especially the crazy nutjobs of the religious right) are Burkean conservatives? Theocrats are not conservatives, they are radicals.

justsearching
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

You’re right in that most are not. Some are theocratic and hateful and although they call themselves “conservatives,” conservatism has little to do with their opposition to gay marriage. I’m just saying that a Burkean conservative could go either way on the issue of gay marriage.

MarcusT
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

Uh, I’m not seeing any “snarky little jibe” in this one. Sure, it’s an obnoxious use of sterotype, and randomly referencing an openly queer woman when writing something directed at another queer woman does suggest that lesbians/bi women are all a collective in the writer’s mind, but I just can’t see any kind of intent here. Cho is an out bisexual (iirc), so it’s not like implying she’s gay would have any impact as an insult. What would the “tasteless zinger” even be?

Soren456
December 6th, 2010 | LINK

“Common sense” and “commonsense” are the new synonyms for ignorant and ignorance.

“Common sense” insists on a clarity, simplicity and directness that just don’t exist in the world; those who speak of it can’t see, and so don’t respect, the complexity in social issues, which are, to them, without nuance or shades of gray.

As Sarah continues to troll in public, her use of those terms will increase and she, and the public she attracts, will believe that they actually know something.

They ought to recall, however, that “common sense” once had the sun going around the Earth, and the Earth flat. You could look out and see that it was true; it was common sense.

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