Saturday, January 03, 2009

Yes, they are dropouts

So, I'm sorry ... what?!
Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, has proven me wrong by giving birth to the latest unexpected Palin. Twig, Branch, whatever the poor kid's name is. Bristol's dear mother defends her darling daughter's having dropped out of high school to have her baby by declaring:

"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," the Alaska governor told the magazine in a phone message. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."

Yah. Actually the deal is that when you leave high school without a diploma, you have dropped out. If they get GEDs, they still did not graduate ... they got equivalency certificates. Look it up.

When I first went to college, I went for a semester and then stopped going. I got a job, I got married, I moved to another state, I worked for a few years, then I had my first child. But all the time, I was a college dropout. Years later when I took a single course at UNC, I didn't start calling myself a college student who was also working. I called myself a working person who was taking a college course.

And I was still a college dropout. I'm not now, but I was then. And my pay and lack of career opportunities reflected it.

Governor Dipsh*t, you fail (as usual) to grasp the more important question ... why must the GOVERNOR's daughter drop out of high school? Just because she's pregnant? Lots of girls stay in school and finish during and through a pregnancy. And they don't have a staff to assist in childcare and personal transportation. For heaven's sake, why in the WORLD have Levi's parents allowed him to dump high school and be a gopher for an electrician (apprentice ... yeah, right). And all the while the Washington press is wagging their never-tiring tongues about Palin's prospects for president in 2012.

Thankfully, this pinhead will only be busying herself with screwing up her own family and creating promotional video for the turkey industry. Please, America. Keep her out of the lower 48.


David said...

jean,governor dipsh?!*t? the rest of us are growing old gracefully,and enjoying our grandchildren.are you sure that you know what it is that you are fighting? ithink that if you feel socialism will get rid of the rascals and usher in the age of aquarius yours prayers have been answered. welcome to the USS of A!!!!!!!

Jean Bolduc said...

See, this is what I'll miss ... the ignorant oversimplifications of Bush-era politics.

It's going to be so nice to have the smart guys running the government. People who read books. People who listen to diverse advice.

How's about you pay your back taxes, willya? The schools need the money.