Apparently reading about Sarah Palin and seeing her plastered across every news outlet in America wasn’t enough. Now we have to read about her daughter Bristol, 18, becoming another unwed mother on welfare. When did this become okay? More importantly, when did an unwed, Alaskan teen having a baby became national front page news? This families’ 15 minutes of fame are up.
The good news, though, is that it gets better. I’m actually quite surprised that we haven’t seen this family on Jerry Springer, but perhaps that will be next. If you believe the RNC she’ll be running for office again at some point in the future…
So anyway, in case you were fortunate enough to miss the brief, Bristol Palin’s baby-daddy is “former high school hockey player” Levi Johnston, also 18. His mother, Sherry, was recently arrested on multiple felony drug counts after she sent a pair of text messages to police informants discussing drug transactions. Meanwhile, back in Wasilla, Bristol continues studying for her GED while her baby-daddy works as an apprentice electrician. Of course, governor Sarah Palin’s office declines to comment on anything (probably for fear that it will end up on YouTube), which will simply leave us to speculate.
The Envelope is reporting that Sarah Palin convinced the RNC to cough up a over $150,000 to improve her look and accessorize her to run with Presidential Candidate John McCain. Can you imagine what that would buy at Wal-Mart? Apparently Sarah can’t either, because her expenses include over $75,000 at Neiman Marcus – home of the $40,000 book on Formula 1 Racing. Of course, some of those expenses include clothing for her family while they are on the campaign trail, too, because those ordinary outfits just aren’t good enough.