Mama Spears Complains Palin 'Celebrated' for Preggo Teen

Her daughter, on other hand, was 'crucified'
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 19, 2008 3:00 PM CDT
Bristol Palin, right, pregnant daughter of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is seen with her boyfriend Levi Johnston at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Lynne Spears has gone on the offensive, telling Newsweek that a "hypocritical" press and public "crucified" her family when Jamie Lynn got pregnant at 16, but "celebrated" Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin for her daughter Bristol's teen pregnancy. "It's a totally different reaction."

"It's as if [Sarah Palin] became celebrated. I mean, the mother, Palin, was celebrated for this. Every woman in the world has applauded her strength and her convictions and poor little old Jamie Lynn—you saw how she was crucified. Everybody did, firsthand. ... I just feel like it's been a very hypocritical situation."