Abstinence Group Spent Way More On Bristol Palin Than Teen Pregnancy
"Independent contractor" Bristol Palin (hey, she works hard at being a teenager who got knocked up!) was paid $262,500 in 2009 by the Candie's Foundation, the group that has her speak about why teenagers should be abstinent even though her not being abstinent is why she gets to be paid $262,500 a year despite having no actual skills. This nonprofit spends so much money on Bristol Palin, it turns out, that ithas little left over to put towards programs and clinics that may actually have an impact on the health and sexy sex decisions of sexy teens; according to the tax form looked at by Think Progress, it spent seven times more on Bristol than these things.
the group disbursed only $35,000 in grants to actual teen pregnancy health and counseling clinics: $25,000 to the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center and $10,000 to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
It also spent $165,000 in Bristol teevee advertising.
But surely paying Bristol to try to form coherent thoughts has a greater impact on American teens, right? They see her beautiful baby and charmed desertbilly-grifter life and think, "I should really let one of the loser dudes at school knock me up." [Think Progress]