Bristol Palin, eldest daughter of former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, gave her views in a blog post on President Obama's claim that his "change of perspective" on gay marriage was based partly on the influence of his daughters Malia and Sasha Obama.
Palin, writing on Thursday, in a blog post titled "Hail the Chiefs – Malia and Sasha Obama," said that while no one need be surprised that Obama came out in support of gay marriage, the revelation that his decision was influenced by his teenage daughters is surprising.
Palin could not help referring to comments that have been made against her mother holding public office on the grounds that she says she believes in obeying her husband. Palin said: "So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, 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?"
Digital Journal reports that President Obama, in a Wednesday interview with ABC's Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America," said his daughters Malia and Sasha, have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. Obama said: "You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective."
Palin derided President Obama for admitting the influence of his teenage daughters, saying: “While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads."
She added: "It would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview. In this situation, it was the other way around. I guess 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 then went on to lecture Obama on the right relationship between a father and his children: "Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee."
Palin, touting the virtues of opposite-sex marriages, said, "we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home." But she makes no reference in the light of her insight on her estrangement from her child's father and former fiance, Levi Johnson, after her out-of-wedlock pregnancy that came to national spotlight when her mother was running for vice president