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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Bristol Palin: Baby 'not a mistake' but being a teen mom 'hard work'

Mom_bristol There's a day for everything. Did you know that there is a day set aside for the eighth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. And its famous spokesteen this year is Bristol Palin, daughter of one-time GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin?

On the Today show this morning, Bristol Palin said that her son was not a mistake but "a blessing." She added, however, that being a teen mom is "hard work." “I’m up all night with [Tripp],'' she said. "I’m constantly changing diapers and making bottles. Your priorities change 100 percent.”

She appeared on the show with her dad, Alaska's "First Dude" Todd Palin, who in his remarks did say that her job with the Candie's Foundation, sponsors of the day to prevent teen pregnancy, is to share her experience -- "sharing the mistake she made a year ago."

I think I understand why she says the baby wasn't mistake but dad then used that word. They baby may not be a mistake but the sex was. And sometimes kids don't take the time to consider the consequences of their actions.

Bristol, however, would not address her relationship with the baby's daddy Levi Johnston. She would only say that he is still in Tripp's life but added, "I'm not here to talk about my personal life." Really? I would think that discussing the guy who professes his undying love to you to get you to sleep with him and then goes on national TV to discuss those intimate moments might be a good lesson for teens to hear.

-- Sherry Robinson

[Photo: Associated Press of Bristol Palin on Good Morning Ameica. She made the rounds of the morning shows Wednesday]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:00am]


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