The Other McCain

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A Relevant Parable

Posted on | July 14, 2010 | 29 Comments

Once on a snowy evening, a woman went for a walk and happened upon a snake. The snake had strayed from his nest before the winter storm hit and, unable to make it back underground in time, was now nearly frozen to death. Seeing its beautiful colors and having pity, the woman decided to rescue the snake. So she took it home and nursed it back to health, thinking to keep it as a pet.

And then one day, the snake bit her. As the fatal poison took hold, the woman cried out, “How could you do this, after I saved your life?”

To which the snake replied: “Lady, you knew I was a snake when you found me.”

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are engaged again.

Comments

  • http://tigeronpolitics.wordpress.com Ben (The Tiger)

    Updating the Scorpion and the Frog?

    Well, I guess it fits — if/when he betrays her again, he won’t drown — unless Todd Palin takes Pat Buchanan’s advice…

  • http://tigeronpolitics.wordpress.com Ben (The Tiger)

    Updating the Scorpion and the Frog?

    Well, I guess it fits — if/when he betrays her again, he won’t drown — unless Todd Palin takes Pat Buchanan’s advice…

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

    Where are the parents!!!

    Two words, Todd and Sarah: TOUGH LOVE.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

    Where are the parents!!!

    Two words, Todd and Sarah: TOUGH LOVE.

  • Joe

    I like the scorpion and frog better.

  • Joe

    I like the scorpion and frog better.

  • Joe

    Redemption is fine. Just don’t mess with someone’s family. Strange things can happen if you forget that.

  • Joe

    Redemption is fine. Just don’t mess with someone’s family. Strange things can happen if you forget that.

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  • http://datechguy.wordpress.com datechguy

    As a rule a child is better off with two parents together but I can’t help but think of the £50 from the movie The Devil’s Disciple.

    I couldn’t believe Morning Joe didn’t touch this today.

  • http://datechguy.wordpress.com datechguy

    As a rule a child is better off with two parents together but I can’t help but think of the £50 from the movie The Devil’s Disciple.

    I couldn’t believe Morning Joe didn’t touch this today.

  • http://effingconservatives.blogspot.com Jeff Weimer

    Here’s a sentence from the Sarah and Todd’s response:

    “Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.”

    I find this to be an extremely gracious statement on their part. There’s hope and no small measure of trust, leavened with a bit of warranted skepticism. They’re willing to forgive and trust when there is no good reason to do so.

  • http://effingconservatives.blogspot.com Jeff Weimer

    Here’s a sentence from the Sarah and Todd’s response:

    “Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.”

    I find this to be an extremely gracious statement on their part. There’s hope and no small measure of trust, leavened with a bit of warranted skepticism. They’re willing to forgive and trust when there is no good reason to do so.

  • http://ace.mu.nu/archives/279942.php Andrew Sullivan

    My assistant Chris Bodenner summed it up well with: “The announcement was clearly meant to ruin Andrew’s vacation.”

    I will get tanned, rested, and ready to uncover all the lies and untruths about Trig and Sarah. You have not seen anything yet. In the words of that war criminal Rumsfeld: “The gloves come off.”

  • http://ace.mu.nu/archives/279942.php Andrew Sullivan

    My assistant Chris Bodenner summed it up well with: “The announcement was clearly meant to ruin Andrew’s vacation.”

    I will get tanned, rested, and ready to uncover all the lies and untruths about Trig and Sarah. You have not seen anything yet. In the words of that war criminal Rumsfeld: “The gloves come off.”

  • http://therepublicanmother.blogspot.com republicanmother

    What are the Palins supposed to say? We raised a girl to have a poor taste in men and have an exhibitionist need to to do interviews and act on crappy ABC “family” channel shows. There is something really wrong with a family channel show has the “viewer discretion advised” warning, which Secret Life does have.
    I’ve been in a similar position as Bristol, and would never have dreamed of exposing myself to the media – I would have been like Garbo and only have media contact after I had achieved a stable life worth imitating. But that’s just me.

  • http://therepublicanmother.blogspot.com republicanmother

    What are the Palins supposed to say? We raised a girl to have a poor taste in men and have an exhibitionist need to to do interviews and act on crappy ABC “family” channel shows. There is something really wrong with a family channel show has the “viewer discretion advised” warning, which Secret Life does have.
    I’ve been in a similar position as Bristol, and would never have dreamed of exposing myself to the media – I would have been like Garbo and only have media contact after I had achieved a stable life worth imitating. But that’s just me.

  • http://ace.mu.nu/archives/279942.php Andrew Sullivan

    And Levi, you gave up a potential life of holistic power lifting, amyl nitrite, and fabulous beach seasons to be with some breeder girl in Alaska? I guess I misjudged you.

    You will regret this.

  • http://ace.mu.nu/archives/279942.php Andrew Sullivan

    And Levi, you gave up a potential life of holistic power lifting, amyl nitrite, and fabulous beach seasons to be with some breeder girl in Alaska? I guess I misjudged you.

    You will regret this.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Young women make dumb decisions. It would seem Levi came crawling back when his fifteen minutes ran up along with any income. Bristol is acting foolishly and no one else can convince her of it.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Young women make dumb decisions. It would seem Levi came crawling back when his fifteen minutes ran up along with any income. Bristol is acting foolishly and no one else can convince her of it.

  • Live Free Or Die

    God gives parents children like Bristol so that
    they/we will understand the bible verses, ‘Pray without ceasing.’, and, ‘Praying always, with all prayer and supplication, in the spirit…’ I certainly have found that to be true.

    Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our children make poor judgements/choices. This could be one of those ‘Let go and let God’ situations for the Palins.

  • Live Free Or Die

    God gives parents children like Bristol so that
    they/we will understand the bible verses, ‘Pray without ceasing.’, and, ‘Praying always, with all prayer and supplication, in the spirit…’ I certainly have found that to be true.

    Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our children make poor judgements/choices. This could be one of those ‘Let go and let God’ situations for the Palins.

  • http://www.haemet.blogivists.com Roxeanne de Luca

    Smart idea on Levi’s part; dumb idea on Bristol’s part. The Palin family could be the best thing to happen to him, not because he would have access to a lifestyle that he otherwise wouldn’t, but because they would protect and embrace (but not always trust and love) their son-in-law.

    A lot of men grow up fast when they have to be the head of a family. They also learn, quickly, to appreciate things that they otherwise would not. Perhaps Levi Johnson will grow from this.

    On behalf of once-overly-forgiving 19-year-olds, I’m begging y’all to go easy on Bristol.

  • http://www.haemet.blogivists.com Roxeanne de Luca

    Smart idea on Levi’s part; dumb idea on Bristol’s part. The Palin family could be the best thing to happen to him, not because he would have access to a lifestyle that he otherwise wouldn’t, but because they would protect and embrace (but not always trust and love) their son-in-law.

    A lot of men grow up fast when they have to be the head of a family. They also learn, quickly, to appreciate things that they otherwise would not. Perhaps Levi Johnson will grow from this.

    On behalf of once-overly-forgiving 19-year-olds, I’m begging y’all to go easy on Bristol.

  • pgg

    Gentlemen, start your egg timers!

  • pgg

    Gentlemen, start your egg timers!

  • Estragon

    For a couple of kids, these two have been subjected to media scrutiny at a very difficult time in their lives, and the results were not pretty to see. How many adult relationships under stress would survive the intense spotlight focused on them?

    Give them a chance. People have done a lot worse things as young idiots, and yet redeemed themselves.

    For their sake and the sake of their child, pray for them.

  • Estragon

    For a couple of kids, these two have been subjected to media scrutiny at a very difficult time in their lives, and the results were not pretty to see. How many adult relationships under stress would survive the intense spotlight focused on them?

    Give them a chance. People have done a lot worse things as young idiots, and yet redeemed themselves.

    For their sake and the sake of their child, pray for them.