Saturday, July 11, 2009

On the Flip Side: Worst Father Ever

Levi Johnston, absent father of Sarah Palin's grandson Tripp, gave a news conference in which he accused his former fiancee's mother of resigning the governorship of Alaska in order to pursue more lucrative avenues, and ventured that she's "not cut out for the job" of President.

Johnston, who is pursuing his own book and movie deals, should know better than anyone what it's like not to be "cut out" for a job which involves immense responsibility, maturity, and self-sacrifice. If anyone can speak to abandoning a position whose importance is near sacrosanct, it's Alaska's most famous deadbeat dad.

The hypocrisy is staggering. It would take a man who thinks it's acceptable for fully one half of a set of parents to leave one-hundred percent of the child-rearing to the other parent to claim that Sarah Palin owes more to the people of Alaska than a father does to his child, or that it's anywhere close to as morally repugnant for a politician to resign for more money than it is for a grown man capable of making adult decisions to choose to completely refuse to accept the consequences of any of those decisions.

When Sarah Palin leaves office, for whatever reason, Alaska will have another governor. Her grandson's father, however, resigned long ago with not a care as to who would fill his even greater vacancy.

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