Re: Bristol's Baby

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Sep 01, 2008 1:47 PM
Amanda:  My guess is that anyone who is a parent will think twice about attacking Bristol Palin, or using her to suggest that Governor and Mr. Palin have somehow not parented properly.

Anyone who has a child realizes first and foremost that each of them is a unique individual, who can be guided and advised, but who ultimately makes his or her own decisions -- sometimes good ones, sometimes not.   Ultimately, all a parent can do is pray.

Aldous Huxley wrote that "Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him."  The Palins have confronted a situation that many American families face, and they have handled it graciously and gracefully in accordance with their convictions.  For that, they deserve our respect; their daughter Bristol and their son-in-law-to-be deserve their privacy.