Somewhere in the wilds of the Great White North is a house that must be terribly difficult to heat. What with all those great big windows. It's a glass house, and the mailbox out front says "Palin." This might explain why the estate's matriarch was so very invested in mining her state's oil reserves. And those of the lower forty-eight. But keeping the house warm is probably a big concern for mom these days, since she was recently let go by the one company that seemed intent on keeping her around, Fox News.
And there will soon be some new mouths to feed in that glass house. Sarah's little girl, Bristol is pregnant. Again. You may remember the last time this happened. Back in 2008, while mom was busy trying to get a gig at or near the White House, she went and got herself knocked up, much to the chagrin of a great many people, including John McCain. Getting married to the teen dad, Levi Johnston, didn't make things a whole lot better, and when that was over, Bristol went on to devote herself to teen abstinence. Those who can't do, teach, right?
Sorry. I apologize for making light of any young person's trials and tribulations. We all do and say ridiculous things when we are teenagers. Still, since this has become something of a career choice for the younger Ms. Palin, who makes her living as a speaker and opinionator, it might be worth checking in from time to time on just how that pledge of abstinence is working out. Well, here's how she chose to share the joyous news of her second out of wedlock pregnancy: "I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you," the twenty-four-year-old Palin wrote, before asking for privacy for her and her son Tripp. "I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy," she said.
Privacy sounds like a good way to go on this one. Now if we can only convince your mother of the same. In the meantime, I might suggest moving out of that big glass house and into something a little more traditional for the tundra.