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Bristol Palin and Dancing With the Stars partner Mark Ballas
Marriage and child-rearing expert Bristol Palin
(Fred Prouser/Reuters)

I don't know about you, but when I want thoughtful insights into important political and moral issues, the first person I turn to is unwed teen mom and born-again virgin Bristol Palin. So thank you, sweet merciful Jeebus, for guiding the failed Dancing With the Stars competitor to give us her deep thoughts on President Obama's evolution on marriage equality:

While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, 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.
You hear that, President Obama? Children should not be consulted for their ideas on marriage equality. That's just too important to even discuss with children. Unlike, say, the decision to run for vice president of the United States:
“So ask the girls what they thought and they’re like, ‘Absolutely, let’s do this, Mom,’” Palin recounted in an interview with Sean Hannity, set to air on Fox News tonight.

And as for the importance of the "thousands of years of thinking about marriage" and how kids do better in a "mother/father home"? Funny advice coming from the girl who's not raising her child in a mother/father home and in fact has done her best to keep the father of her born-out-of-traditional-marriage son as far away as possible.

So, Bristol, sweetie, why don't you stick to the "kind of scandalous" lapdancing on national TV and leave the political discourse to the grown-ups.

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Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Thu May 10, 2012 at 11:20 AM PDT.

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