Shelby Knox (who's nominating Bristol for her new spokesperson role) alerted us to this tid-bit. Bristol Palin and mom Sarah recently spoke to Fox News about Bristol's new life with her baby Tripp. Bristol's interview video is above, Sarah's is below.
Gov. Palin has been a big old cheerleader for abstinence-only sex ed, so it's almost surreal to hear them discussing its teensy-weensy downside. It's also kind of sad to watch Bristol speak wistfully of the things she could have done had she not had the baby.
The blog Minor Matters posted the videos and offered this report:
Shortly after her mother, Sarah Palin was nominated to run with John McCain as his vice, the news broke that the then 17-year-old Bristol Palin was pregnant. The news created great amusement - Sarah Palin had backed abstinence-only programs when she ran for governor in 2006.
Bristol gave birth to Tripp at the end of last [year]. On Monday night she taped an interview for Fox News Greta Van Susteren’s “On The Record”. Bristol Palin, in her first interview since giving birth, said that she would like to be an advocate against teen pregnancy. Or is it an interview with Sarah? Sarah is wonderfully honest.
Both Bristol and her mother Sarah expressed skepticism about abstinence-only programs. Sarah Palin admitted in the interview about abstinence: “It sounds naive. Life happens.”
Bristol said that “everyone should be abstinent but it’s not realistic… [sex] is more and more accepted among kids my age.”
She also said, rather sadly that: “Of course I wish it would happen in like 10 years so I could have a job and education and my own house… But he brings so much joy. I don’t regret it at all.”