On his WABC radio show, Jason Mattera interviewed Phillip Thomas, the guy responsible for the outrage over Bristol Palin speaking about abstinence at Washington University. Jason got to know Phillip a little, establishing that he is a social liberal and fiscal conservative who believes in tolerance and diversity. Jason then asked Phillip why Bristol Palin didn’t deserve such a large speaking fee, and Phillip replied that “she is pro abstinence when in fact just two years ago she had a child out of wedlock.” H also added that she is only a high school graduate with no real academic qualifications. You probably read about all of that in the press.
But eventually Jason got to the heart of it when he pressed Philip on why Bristol Palin was so objectionable:
Yes, she isn’t a real single mother because she isn’t poor. Or better stated, because she’s a Palin. So what she’ll draw a larger crowd to hear the message of abstinence. Her name is Palin! We don’t want people to hear that message from a Palin. Anybody but Palin, PLEASE!!!!!!
Typical intolerant liberal.
UPDATE: Jason reminded on twitter me that he also asked Phillip about Van Jones speaking at WashingtonU. Of course Phillip had no problem with a self avowed communist/911-truther speaking on campus – just Bristol because she’s not a ‘real single mother’.