Despite many happy reactions to Obama's recent support of gay marriage - Lady GaGa included - it was only a matter of time before some well known knobhead came along and made a fool of themselves. Said knobhead comes in the form of Bristol Palin. That's Sarah's daughter for those of you who don't know.

Anyhoo, following Obama's explanation on ABC News that he has come to the conclusion that gay marriage should be allowed, along came this irrelevant tool who condemned the president on his newfound stance, giving America yet another reason to say 'thank f*ck we never made her mother Vice President' while giving the rest of us a reason to tear the arse out of her.

In case you missed the story, this is what Obama said to ABC host Robin Roberts:

"When I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone... at a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."

Palin, daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, then took to her blog (note to self: read this for insightful comments on world politics) on Wednesday to make the assumption that his young daughters Malia and Sasha were the ones to influence his thoughts.

"While it's great to listen to your kids' ideas, there's also a time when dads simply need to be dads... In this case, it would've been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends' parents are no doubt lovely people, that's not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage... As great as her friends may be - we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' world view... In this situation, it was the other way around. I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren't younger, or perhaps today's press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.... Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would've been nice if the President would've been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee."

Oh. Sweet. LORD. There are no words.

Caroline Foran