Please refer to this entry for background to what I will say.
I note on Creative Minority Report this interesting bit:
In an act of coarse opportunism CNN used young Bristol Palin’s situation as an opportunity to beat the drum for sex-education. Bill Bennett, on their political panel, did not sit idly by. No, he chastised CNN on air for dragging the young lady into the discussion and using her as a discussion point for their perennial advocacy of sex education and their equally enduring disdain for abstinence.
Bill Bennett rightly agrees that the debate of sex education is a legitimate one, but in no way should this young woman be exploited to advocate for a position in this debate.
Watch the clip here.
Lastly, the idea that one young girl who gets pregnant invalidates the concept of abstinence education simply because her mother advocates for it is patently absurd. Someone should remind CNN that the plural of anecdote is not data.
Yesterday I wrote this:
Tonight on cable news shows I saw more than one strategist/spokesperson/wonk, those coincidently more on the side of the platform of the Democrat Party, when the subject of Gov. Palin’s daughter’s pregnancy was introduced, immediately launched into a jeremiad against "abstinence" education in the face of the dire problem of teen pregnancy.
Everyone … watch this situation develop!
Some audio from Bill Bennett’s radio show this morning, 3 September: