Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian, Dianna Agron and many others were overjoyed Thursday when President Barack Obama said publicly that he supports gay marriage. But Bristol Palin, separating herself from Hollywood's elite, slammed Obama's endorsement for equality on her Patheos blog.
"Is anyone really surprised by the fact that President Obama came out of the closet for gay marriage?" Bristol wrote. "What was most surprising is when he explained how his position (supposedly) 'evolved' by talking to his wife and daughters."
"So let me get this straight—it's a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad," she reasoned. "But it's a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?"
In Obama's interview with Good Morning America, he said that his daughters (Sasha, 10, and Malia, 13) had friends with same-sex couple parents. "It doesn't make sense to them," that these friends' parents should be treated differently, Obama said, adding, "that's the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective."
Palin didn't see it that way. "While it's great to listen to your kids' ideas, there's also a time when dads simply need to be dads," she wrote. "In this case, it would've been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while [their friends'] parents are no doubt lovely people, that's not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage."
The former Dancing With the Stars contestant also reasoned that "we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren't younger, or perhaps today's press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox."
She added that it "would've been nice" if Obama had "been an actual leader and helper shape [his daughters'] thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee."