Make love when you can. It's good for you.It turns out that the sexy librarian is crazy and corrupt, which is entirely unshocking. Rural politics are like that. If anything, I find it endearing, as Alaska politics seem to me to closely resemble county politics in my own near, dear Appalachain borderlands. The fact that she apparently associated for a time with some Alaska secessionists attracts me to her even more, so charmingly quixotic is the mere notion that the US will voluntarily deprive itself of full possession of Seward's resource-rich, Russia-bordering folly.
The question of her daughter's pregnancy interests me. Liberals are of course quick to accuse her of a sort of hypocrisy. True, the more stringent one's public morals, the more likely one is to be exposed as a hypocrite. Democrats point to Gov. Palin's support for so-called abstinence education, and note with a shadenfreudenous glee were Palin's so-called pro-life position ratified as law, her 17-year-old daughter would not be choosing to keep her child, but obligated to keep it.
The liberal mindset is essentially managerial, and so he's wrapped up in metrics and outputs and benchmarking. Abstinence education doesn't work because the numbers don't bear it out. Restrictions on abortion have no effect on unwanted, unplanned pregnancies. Etc. Meanwhile, conservatives have the outlook of the marketing department, not the business unit. Their interest is in what the slogan says about the brand. The claims they make are perceptual, not factual. Does Crest really whiten better than Colgate? The ingredients are the same. Who cares? Their support for abstinence education, to take an example, isn't about convincing people to abstain from pre-marital sex. It's about what it says about the brand. For a party so wrapped up in American protestantism, they have a real Renaissance-Papist ability to view public morality as a realm distinct from private virtue.