It was easy to see this coming.
Poor vetting by McCain begat a poorly prepared, grossly under-qualified airhead as his Vice-Presidential pick. The lie that she was qualified was properly debunked as soon as Palin was asked a couple of simple questions, but the reason Palin was chosen was obvious from the start -- it was a cynical appeal to the conservative, 'value-voting' right wing faction of the Republican party.
And among the early damage control actions undertaken by the GOP ticket handlers last August was the revelation that Palin's 17 year-old daughter Bristol was pregnant, and the resulting announcement that the baby's father, Levi Johnston, would marry Bristol.
It was announced that the couple would marry, but it's obvious now that the marriage was just a public relations answer to a sticky-wicket created by the controversial, underage out-of-wedlock pregnancy. The baby was born in December, but the marriage never happened. It was a sham, a lie, a public relations answer thrown at the problem in the midst of a political campaign in order to salvage votes.
What does that really say about the evangelical conservative "family values"? What does it say about their view of the sanctity of the institution of marriage?
What it does is further point out the hypocrisy of the evangelical political movement. These people will say anything, do anything, to get the vote and get power and control over this nation. They are liars to the core, and they stop at nothing -- nothing -- to get power.
The wedding has been called off. Johnston confirms that the decision to not get married was mutually determined some time ago.
Evangelicals love parables, and love to illustrate their lives with them. What the Bristol/Levi lie eventually illustrates is that evangelical politicians aren't adverse to making up parables of their own when it's necessary to win votes, and the truth be damned.
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