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Hypocrisy Alert! Bristol Palin to Lecture Wash U. Students on Abstinence

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Update: Wash U. Dumps Bristol!

Student leaders at Washington University have approved spending thousands of dollars to bring Bristol Palin to St. Louis next month to talk at the school's annual "Sexual Responsibility Week."

Palin will serve as the keynote speaker February 7 and discuss abstinence along with three other panelists. The Student Union Treasury yesterday approved a $20,000 budget for the panel. As school's newspaper Student Life reports this morning, it's unclear how much of that $20,000 will go directly to Palin though she's said to charge $15,000 to $30,000 on the speaker's circuit.

Palin is perhaps most famous for being the pregnant teen at her mother's side during Sarah Palin's run for vice-president in 2008. Last year she renewed her celebutante cache while appearing on the show Dancing With the Stars.

Bristol Palin and her baby-daddy Levi Johnson are no longer together and the 20-year-old is attempting to get full-custody of their two-year-old son, Tripp. According to recent reports, Palin now lives in Phoenix where her reality-show paycheck allowed her to pay cash for a five-bedroom home. Her pricey speaking gigs, one can only imagine, should help her lavishly furnish the new casa.

But is Palin -- a woman who seems to have achieved fame and fortune largely because of her teen pregnancy -- really a good person to discuss abstinence? 

That's what many Washington University student are asking.

"One concern I do have is when we do fund someone like Bristol Palin, is what really are we supporting. And to me it's someone who is famous because they got pregnant at 18," Wash. U. freshman Jacob Trunsky, tells Student Life.

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Justin Tyme
Justin Tyme

Yup ! It would be best to bring in somebody that has no experience with the topic. Carrot Top would be my first choice..

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I really don't understand how a teen mother can even be approached to speak in front a crowd when sh eherself is a disgrace to her own family and to the society in general.Its really shame for the W university students to even pay attention to these kind of people and wasting your time.

A Mom
A Mom

Wow! As a Mom with a daughter that had a baby at 18 I should not be surprised at all the hateful comments. Her situation was on the networks world wide. My daughter only had to deal with a town of what I consider uneducated people. Just because Palin's Mom was in the spot light, she had no way to not face what she did, was going through and everyone's gift of opinions. Does she deserve that amount of money? No don't think so. But does she deserve to be condemned as stupid in this area? Heelllloooo! If you've been there and made it thru it without therapy and your child is happy, you can't be stupid. I don't care how much $ your "family" has, what goes on in a girls heart it won't fix. There is still the fear, low self worth and doubt, sleepless nights and more. Most of it comes from people who just love their own opinions and love to point fingers. One might ask yourself.......

Crimhead
Crimhead

We all know that Bristol is still a virgin. It was a 'Immaculate Conception'. Everyone knows that no good god fearing girl has sex out of marriage.(tongue planted firmly in cheek)

Lorr9961
Lorr9961

The caption: "....If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex....Trust me. Nobody."

What terrible consequences has Ms Palin suffered? The message she is sending young girls is having a baby had the following consequences; Interviews and Photo shoots for magazines, Paid speaking engagements, a spot on Dancing With the Stars, a possible job offer from a radio station (withourt attending college), enough money earned to purchase a huge home for her and her son. WRONG MESSAGE being sent to young impressionable girls.

RegL
RegL

My thoughts exactly! If they really wanted it to be educational, they would choose a teen mother who has struggled with her situation not one that has had everything handed to her just because her mother was plucked out of no-where Alaska to become a well-known politician.

Snodgrafs
Snodgrafs

All the Palins should just go away !!!

Capabing
Capabing

The use of drug addicts to speak against using drugs is a common occurrence. Who better to speak against sex than a whore?

DaveinKY
DaveinKY

Hypicrisy? Please! Typical leftist whining and smears.

Who better to discuss abstinance than someone who can demonstrate before the audience the consequences of not practicing it?

I guess you lefties would prefer prostitutes as their keynote speakers. Sick.

Zippy
Zippy

Well Dave in KY (is that Kentucky? Or K-Y?) Either way, I'm sure your sister is appreciative of the "special" attention you give here whether or not you are using the K-Y in KY! Its because she's an uneducated redneck hick who still does not practice abstinence and (this is the important part) they are paying her $15k to speak. TO SPEAK! Her mother has nothing to say, yet keeps being given a pulpit - apparently for our amusement. So, I guess that means her daughter that barely graduated HS, is a dumb, talentless, racist, homophobic, whore (not being mean - just regurgitating what she has put out there on Twitter and Facebook), is qualified to speak on a subject such as abstinence? Maybe in your part of KY...but not where I'm from, nor anywhere else where people have a brain.

Guest
Guest

I find those who call this "hypocritical" to be hypocritical. If the speaker were some leftist liberal who was an ex-drug addict who was preaching against drug use, youd be fine with it. Same with someone who was an ex-alcoholic, ex-convict, or whatever else you can think of. I suppose you would probably be happier if it was a person who used to have a large carbon footprint who was talking about the virtues of being "green" and riding bikes instead of driving, using solar energy instead of conventional sources, etc. You get the picture. Grow up. It never amazes me how the most liberal places in this country are the biggest purveyors of hatred and censorship against people whose views they don't share. Seriously, grow up, get a life, and go out into the real world.

Makers Marked
Makers Marked

In case you haven't figured it out - it's because she's a racist, homophobic, anti-semitic dumb-ass who has nothing to offer. Its paying her $15k to talk about abstinence when she still does not practice it. Its insulting to the people that pay to go to school there that some portion of their tuition sponsors this waste of sperm. What is it that you don't get? She puts herself out there is dumber (I didn't think this was possible) than Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Nicole Richie combined. Apparently, wearing more makeup than a pornstar is a talent and makes you quote worthy. Works for Mom, so why not...

Rc1428
Rc1428

guestyou are missing the point,it is not who it is ,it is all about the $20,000.00

howbout guest
howbout guest

How can anyone with any education fall for this fools ramblings all he or maybe she wants is to argue with the left, he is no better on the right oh yeah he'll say he has the answeres but you will find they don't both ends of the spectrum are were fools lie, to say if it were a drug addict mr. rightest, what if it were your pastor who made that baby would you feel the same that is the topic not this mess you are trying to start.

JOE
JOE

SIMPLY PICKET THE LOOSER AND BOYCOTT THE WHOLE EVENT!

Amira
Amira

People are lacking in their support for someone who is supporting abstinence because this person was not practicing abstinence at one point. We never reprimand a drug addict who gets him/herself clean and then speaks about drug abuse. Saying this, I do still believe there is a grand issue with choosing to give a large amount of money ($20,000) to Bristol Palin. Palin comes from a family of wealth and has had an overwhelming amount of support (both emotional and monetary) for being a single mother. The Student Union could choose a speaker who will have many equally as important ideas to share on abstinence (for example, a single mother who actually needs our support and needs the money). So many intelligent and needy single mothers have a voice and a child to take care of who would be unbelievably thankful for this opportunity.

Tea drinker, not thinker
Tea drinker, not thinker

Do as I say, not as I do!

Guest
Guest

No, that's the liberal mantra, such as Al Gore: do as I say (use less energy), not as I do (fly all over the place and use a ton of energy for my own house).

ColinSTL
ColinSTL

Looks like H.L. Mencken was right--no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

anon
anon

The jokes write themselves!

Stephen Bolen
Stephen Bolen

Maybe she thinks Sex Week is different? Like running a train on a hockey team?

Guest
Guest

Tell me, are you one of the enlightened liberal elite who think that alleged hate speech caused the Arizona shooting? Such a genius, Stephen, or your typical liberal elitist.

Stephen Bolen
Stephen Bolen

Oh, Guest (unregistered) -- you found me out. I only enjoy the finestwhale penises with my half-term governor's family.

We liberal elites are like that when piecing together information withour newfangled superbrainz.

Mars
Mars

Gald to see this is where my unaffordable student loan payments are going. Thanks a lot, Wash U. FML.

Matt
Matt

I wonder what the liberal fascination with the Palin Family is all about (especially in the case of Bristol).

If there is a forum on drinking and driving, surely WU would invite someone to speak that caused an accident that hurt someone -- with the obvious message being that drinking and driving is dangerous-- and I don't see anyone calling that hypocritical. It sounds to me like some of you need to get a fucking life.

ColinSTL
ColinSTL

Well--we can start with you Matt.

Stevepohlman
Stevepohlman

I agree that having someone who can speak to the pitfalls of teen sex makes sense. What doesn't make sense is paying someone 15k to do it.

Matt
Matt

I can certainly see the point of that; if I were a student I would question the reasoning for paying so much in tuition. WU pays for speakers all of the time... just recently they had Van Jones and some complete IDIOT from Animal Liberation Front (I wonder if and how much they got paid).

But most of the criticism is more about pure hatred of the Palin family... and I can't see what Bristol has done anything to deserve the hatred. Again, those people need to get a fucking life... I didn't see anyone stating that the tool from A.L.F. should have died in Tucson.

Mike
Mike

No one in the Palin family has anything interesting or intelligent to say. That everyone is continuously exposed to their ramblings is the problem. It's fatiguing.

tim
tim

When will this who or go away!! I wish she was at Tuscon and got shot in the head!!!

Guest
Guest

Tim, I assume you are also probably one of the leftist liberals who felt that the nut in Arizona shot the Congresswoman due to alleged "hate" speech. Why is it OK for you to espouse such ideas so blatantly? What if someone went and shot her? Can we come after you for murder?

Matt
Matt

You are sick...

tim
tim

Sick of the Palins

Dallas
Dallas

As a former student and former organizer of sex week events this makes me very sad. When I think of all the great speakers who were actually experts in some area of sexuality or sexual health and then I think of how little we were able to pay them and putting them up in students' apartments to save money and THIS is where they are going to splurge $20,000 on sex week (a typically poorly funded event in my opinion), for BRISTOL PALIN? Suddenly I feel my frustration in having to fight tooth and nail to get funding for real experts all over again. ...It could be worse, we could be OSU, the college that uninvited sexual health expert Tristan Taormino to speak at their "Modern Sex" conference and then uninvited her and refused to pay her because of her "resume"... (you can read more about that at puckerup.com)... To WUs credit they had Tristan speak last year at Sex Week and they didn't uninvite her....

Urpaljesus
Urpaljesus

The caption: "....If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex....Trust me. Nobody." She must love her baby very much...what a fucking retard.

What a fucking retard

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

Still probably not one of the five biggest wastes of money on the Wash U campus.

omomma
omomma

I would give anything to be present at this totally tomato-worthy event! Clearly, no one is vetting Bristol Palin's public appearances. She'll do well to survive the psychological damage delivered to her by having the, uhm, chutzpah to "speak" to Washington University students.

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