CNN Interview - the father of Palin's grandson - page 2

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Did anyone watch CNN last night? If so, did you happen to catch the interview of Levi Johnston, his mother, and sister on Larry King Live? I don't mean to sound judgmental, but these people gave me the creepy-crawlies. They... Read More


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    I can only be relieved that these folks aren't the second family. The ending could have been foretold but wow that seemed like record timing, but hey look on the bright side she had the baby, the baby who will not have an active daddy, the baby who has two grandmothers who are "preoccupied".... Wow what a poor social commentary on the poor decision making skills that young women are taught
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    Not sure what familial obligations are required of a grandmother; I certainly don't think my nieces and nephews are reflective of "poor social commentary" because their grandparents were 'preoccupied' with professional activities after their grandchildren were born.

    Maybe I'm a 'preoccupied' uncle because I work and go to school, and sometimes don't see my nieces and nephews (scattered across the US), more than once in a year at times. The 'social commentary' related to that must be nauseating.

    All I have to say is I hope that no one hunts down and interviews any of the girls I had 'relations' with when I was a teenager, and if they do, I hope they don't think that behavior defines my ENTIRE FAMILY or what I am today.
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    Quote from Honnête et Sérieux
    Not sure what familial obligations are required of a grandmother; I certainly don't think my nieces and nephews are reflective of "poor social commentary" because their grandparents were 'preoccupied' with professional activities after their grandchildren were born.

    Maybe I'm a 'preoccupied' uncle because I work and go to school, and sometimes don't see my nieces and nephews (scattered across the US), more than once in a year at times. The 'social commentary' related to that must be nauseating.

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    well, one would hope that since bristol and levi are teen parents, that the grandparents will have a very active roll.... i think their familial obligations are greater because the parents of the baby are still so young themselves.

    but that's just my opinion.
    the baby didn't ask to have 18 year old parents stuck in the middle of a very public argument between the palins and levi's family. grandmas, grandpas, sisters, uncles, whoever... really should step up and help out, and i'm sure that to some degree they are.

    the baby doesn't deserve to suffer for all that's going on.. and it's not like he won't be able to watch this crap on DVD when he's old enough. thats what i wish these people would think about... he deserves a somewhat normal life.
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    Yes, noted.

    Your opinion.

    But...their familial obligations are not greater. And no baby ever born asked for whatever conditions they were born into, and I'd like to know what qualifies someone to tell another family (uncles, sisters, etc), what their obligations are when someone has a baby at a young age. I choose to participate in the lives of my nieces and nephews. I don't, however, have any rights in their upbringing, and also don't have any actual obligation to them. I don't agree with all the methods my siblings use in raising their children, but I have no right or obligation to interfere. I didn't even agree that they should've had as many children as they did, but it wasn't my call...and afterwards, it's not my responsibility.

    No baby deserves to suffer anything, but judging someone on ideological grounds is rather transparent.
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    Quote from Honnête et Sérieux
    Yes, noted.

    Your opinion.

    But...their familial obligations are not greater. And no baby ever born asked for whatever conditions they were born into, and I'd like to know what qualifies someone to tell another family (uncles, sisters, etc), what their obligations are when someone has a baby at a young age. I choose to participate in the lives of my nieces and nephews. I don't, however, have any rights in their upbringing, and also don't have any actual obligation to them. I don't agree with all the methods my siblings use in raising their children, but I have no right or obligation to interfere. I didn't even agree that they should've had as many children as they did, but it wasn't my call...and afterwards, it's not my responsibility.

    No baby deserves to suffer anything, but judging someone on ideological grounds is rather transparent.

    i think loving your child tells you your obligations... sarah palin's daughter and whatever her name is's son and grandson need them. it has nothing to do with them telling them how to raise their new baby, although advice never hurts (i'm in my mid 20's as a 1st time expectant mom--i'm taking all i can get, and i'm leaning on my mom more than ever!!).... it has to do with them acting like decent human beings and getting past their personal BS to focus on what's really important--a baby.

    those two are going to need alot of help along the way and i think that being a parent entails being there for your child through whatever they may encounter in life and helping in anyway that you can. i think that an important thing for these two is going to be able to know that they have a back up when they feel like it's too much--they do, afterall, still need to act their age sometimes.

    i think your situation is very different from this one and really is not a basis for comparison. this baby was born into a whirlwind of politics and publicity to two young parents.... for the palin's and the father's families to wash their hands and say "it's not my responsibility" would be a really crappy thing on their part.... yes, the baby is ultimately bristol and levi's, but there is NOTHING wrong with accepting help from family members.

    i guess it's part of my culture. my family is MY OBLIGATION, every single one of them... family is everything.
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    Quote from flightnurse2b
    i think loving your child tells you your obligations... sarah palin's daughter and whatever her name is's son and grandson need them. it has nothing to do with them telling them how to raise their new baby, although advice never hurts (i'm in my mid 20's as a 1st time expectant mom--i'm taking all i can get, and i'm leaning on my mom more than ever!!).... it has to do with them acting like decent human beings and getting past their personal BS to focus on what's really important--a baby.

    those two are going to need alot of help along the way and i think that being a parent entails being there for your child through whatever they may encounter in life and helping in anyway that you can. i think that an important thing for these two is going to be able to know that they have a back up when they feel like it's too much--they do, afterall, still need to act their age sometimes.

    i think your situation is very different from this one and really is not a basis for comparison. this baby was born into a whirlwind of politics and publicity to two young parents.... for the palin's and the father's families to wash their hands and say "it's not my responsibility" would be a really crappy thing on their part.... yes, the baby is ultimately bristol and levi's, but there is NOTHING wrong with accepting help from family members.

    i guess it's part of my culture. my family is MY OBLIGATION, every single one of them... family is everything.
    It appears like you are trying to do nothing more than judge and define how or what they should do because of the birth of Palin's grandchild.

    Maybe you should clarify this.
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    Quote from Honnête et Sérieux
    It appears like you are trying to do nothing more than judge and define how or what they should do because of the birth of Palin's grandchild.

    Maybe you should clarify this.
    what i'm trying to say is this:

    THEY NEED TO PUT THEIR BS ASIDE, STOP BICKERING, STOP THE TYRA BANKS INTERVIEWS AND BOTH FAMILIES COME TOGETHER TO TAKE CARE OF THAT LITTLE KID. clarified?

    done with this thread.
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    I think you agree with the Palins...they certainly didn't think that Tyra should've been involved. They didn't approve of the media tour by the baby's father. The can't, however, control what the baby's father does.

    So it appears to me that the Palins are being the responsible party here, but are still somehow the target of criticism.

    Makes no sense.

    And I don't agree that the "families need to come together' to take care of the child. They can if they want to, and are able, but they are not obligated to, nor is it fair to judge the approach they take. For all we know, Sara's daughter might be a phenomenal parent, better than you or I.
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