Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bristol Palin Enthusiastic About Mom Running For President

If Governor Sarah Palin decides to run for president next year, she can count on at least one unequivocal "yea" vote in her family -- her oldest daughter Bristol.

When asked about a potential Palin presidential run on EdgyConservative Radio yesterday, Bristol, a mom herself, gushed about the possibility, even as she acknowledged her own hestitancy to ever run for elected office.

"Yes, I really truly would (support her decision to run)," Bristol says. "I think it would be so great for our country. I know that my mom has it in her to lead our country in the right direction. I think that it would be awesome. It would be great."

The Palins are known for familial democracy. They vote on important decisions that affect each other's lives. So, if you're hoping Sarah runs, it's good to know she's got one "yea" vote nailed down already. Gov. Palin has often related that her son Track opposed her running for Senate in 2004, ironically, for the same seat now held by ungracious loser Lisa Murkowski, and soon-to-be senator Joe Miller, once he finishes off his Democrat challenger on Nov. 2nd.

Palin accepted Track's veto and went on to successfully run for governor after polling the family again.

In July of 2009, the Palin family council voted unanimously in favor of her stepping down from the governorship and "reloading" to pursue a more effective leadership path. In her resignation, Palin relayed that the vote even included one "hell yeah," which we always assumed was from Track, but could well have been Bristol after hearing her reaction to this question.

Bristol Palin's endorsement may be expected, but it's not to be dismissed. After all, she's seen the brutality inflicted on her family the last two years. When asked if she might one day step into politics herself, Bristol was quick to say:

"I highly doubt I would because I’ve seen such negative aspects of it. As of right now, I don't think I would ever do it."

She understands what the family would face during a presidential run. But she also knows just as surely that her mom can handle it, with her family behind her. Because she "has it in her" to lead the country.

To listen to the entire interview, click here.

Sneak preview:

- Bristol revealed that she recently attended a gala with her Dancing With the Stars partner, Mark Ballas, in support of his suicide prevention advocacy work.

- She told us that everyone has adopted Florence Henderson as the mother/grandmother on the show.

- She mentioned that she played football for a year in high school, in addition to basketball and soccer.

- She said her speech this week in Louisville was the biggest confidence-builder she could have asked for ahead of her Sept. 20th debut. (Apparently there wasn't a dry eye in the auditorium this past Wednesday.)

- She drove down from Alaska in her truck in late August, and is living in a Los Angeles apartment with a family friend who looks after Tripp while she's away all day at rehearsal. She says Tripp loves the warm weather and going places in Southern California.

- She's learning a Cha Cha for her opening number on September 20th and says she feels confident about her progress despite her previous lack of dance experience. Here she is in her lovely, but deliberately modest gown. Go Bristol! We'll be cheering for you!

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