Palin Welcomed Into Tabloid Fold

Former Us Weekly editor Bonnie Fuller accuses vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin of exploiting her 17-year old daughter, who is five-months pregnant.

Despite her supposed “Family Values” credentials, she and her husband Todd are being just as exploitative of her teenage daughter, Bristol, as any of these celebrity parents have been. Actually, even more so.

Not so in the case of the Palins. They took center stage with the full knowledge that their 17-year-old’s five-months-along pregnancy was about to become front page news around the world. Bristol Palin hasn’t been the star of a major kids TV show like Jamie Lynn or Miley Cyrus. She has not chosen a life of celebrity. But now, thanks to her mother’s decision to accept the Republican Vice Presidential candidacy, her private life – her sex life – is as exposed as if she had long been a cover regular on Star or US Weekly.

She has unwittingly and literally become the poster child for her mother’s anti-choice and abstinence-only education policies.

Meanwhile, check out the cover of this week’s Us Weekly