Why Birth Control is a Good Thing

Levi Johnston’s girlfriend is pregnant.

The baby daddy of Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter has impregnated yet another woman out of wedlock, his rep confirmed to Us Weekly Tuesday.

Johnston is expecting a child with girlfriend Sunny Oglesby, a 20-year-old preschool teacher from Wasilla, Alaska.

These things happen in the real world. Too bad the Republican Party rewards politicians who declare war on birth control instead of supporting birth control as a health measure and act of responsibility. Reality keeps catching up with them.

Bristol made enough money preaching abstinence to buy herself a house with cash. Levi will probably need to get a job. Infamy is not more long-lasting than fame.

Family Values

You know, I have a superstition that any couple who enjoys a successful marriage and decides to cash in on that by becoming celebrity marriage counselors is cruising for a flaming public divorce. But the Man from Mars is still married to the Woman from Venus, so maybe I’m wrong.

I haven’t read ‘Going Rough’, I mean ‘Going Rouge’, I mean… whatever. It’s not on the shelf at the Rochambeau Library yet, but when it is I’ll check it out. Does that make me a socialist freeloading off the communal space? Let’s cut out the middleman, Sarah. Tell me what your percentage is and I’ll mail it to you.

There’s a gothic novel, or maybe a long-running soap opera like Dark Shadows, in the drama of the Palin in-laws. That is, her sister’s ex-husband, a State Trooper, who is deeply hurt by how he is portrayed in the book.

The Palin out-law will be found baring his soul in Playgirl. They never have that magazine at Rochambeau, and the kid’s got nothing I ain’t seen before so I’m not wasting five bucks. I’m more interested in what he says, but you can read that for free on the net.

What is This–True Confessions?

Is this a dig at her former running mate?

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sarah Palin’s much-anticipated memoir now has a title and a new release date, two advisers to the former Alaska governor confirmed to CNN on Monday.

The former Alaska governor’s book will be called “Going Rogue: An American Life” — referring to anonymous criticism directed at Palin by aides to Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona during the final days of last year’s presidential race.

Or is it inadvertently revealing?

rogue (rg)
1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
5. An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
1. Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
2. Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: a rogue wave; a rogue tornado.
3. Operating outside normal or desirable controls: “How could a single rogue trader bring down an otherwise profitable and well-regarded institution?” (Saul Hansell).

Or maybe the pit bull has changed species…

Rogue elephant is a term for a lone, violently aggressive wild elephant.

Or maybe ‘Quitter’ lacked panache.

Update: there must be good rogues and bad rogues. Mudflats reports on how the label was thrown around by Palin herself, and not in a nice way.

Another Update: Todd Palin has quit one of his jobs in order to spend more time with his family. I can totally understand that. I work two jobs and it really cuts into the family time, not to mention the blogging time. Good luck Todd. Keep it honest.

Just for a Laugh– here’s Pat Buchanan telling Todd what he should do to Levi Johnston. I’d like to see Pat say that to Levi’s face.