So About That Abstinence Pledge… Bristol Palin Is Pregnant Out Of Wedlock Again

In 2010, as part of Bristol Palin’s apology tour for doing that thing 97 percent of Americans do before marriage, Bristol and Mama Palin went on the Oprah Winfrey Show to reaffirm that after her out of wedlock baby Tripp was born, the 19-year-old was definitely not going to have sex before marriage ever again.

When Winfrey understandably questioned whether that was a realistic or if Bristol was really just doing little more than hoping for a change, Bristol promised her, “It’s a realistic goal for myself.”

How’s that hopey changey thing working out for ya?

Not so well, apparently. Bristol took to her blog to report that she was, in fact, pregnant once again. Her posts are usually designated for bashing Obama or gay people depending on her mood, but Palin struck a more personal note in what is already being dubbed “the most depressing birth announcement” ever.

Reading Palin’s post, one thing becomes clear immediately: These are not happy tidings for the young mother who just recently abruptly broke off her engagement to Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.

Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.

At the end of the day there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace.

Life moves on no matter what.  So no matter how you feel, you get up, get dressed, show up, and never give up.”

Even worse, it appears the Palin clan isn’t thrilled about baby #2 either.

“I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.

But please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”

And while there will likely be a certain amount of gloating and mocking from Palin haters, it’s important to remember that her crime isn’t that she had sex before marriage (who cares?) or that she had a baby out of wedlock (who cares?) but that Palin is, and has been for years, an incredibly bald-faced hypocrite. Her blog and her public appearances are often used as a way for Palin to lecture the rest of us about what is and isn’t morally acceptable. There’s also the molten hot irony of Bristol accepting $262,000 to become an “abstinence ambassador” and “educate” teens about the importance of abstinence. And now, when the shoe is on the other foot, she is asking that we don’t give her any lectures. It’s no fun being the target of self-righteous scorn, is it?

It’s not yet clear whether this baby is her former fiancee’s or another party’s. In any case, Palin says she is sure things will work out because “God is merciful.”

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