Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?

Dear President Obama,

You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next.  You explained to reporters you called her because you were thinking of your two daughters, Malia and Sasha.  After all, you didn’t want them to think it was okay for men to treat them that way:

“One of the things I want them to do as they get older is engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on,” you said.  “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

And I totally agree your kids should be able to speak their minds and engage the culture.  I look forward to seeing what good things Malia and Sasha end up doing with their lives.

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung.  Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family.  He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.”  (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)

If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you.  After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager.  That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.

Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you.  Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women.  You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.


What if you did something radical and wildly unpopular with your base and took a stand against the denigration of all women… even if they’re just single moms? Even if they’re Republicans?

I’m not expecting your SuperPAC to return the money.  You’re going to need every dime to hang on to your presidency.  I’m not even really expecting a call.  But would it be too much to expect a little consistency?  After all, you’re President of all Americans, not just the liberals.

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UPDATE: I’ve gotten over 1,700 comments since I posted this!  Please keep them coming and see my response to some of them here.

  • Jewell Satterfield

    None of us have control over what someone else says about us. However, there should be limits as to what we have to listen to/ be exposed to/ have to defend ourselves from such idiocy; i.e. bringing such garbage into our homes and pollution into our heads. After all,were this happening to a male, what would be their comments?

    And as for Bristol. I do believe that she should have the same rights as these other twits.

    The best attack for these types of rants is WOMEN, DON’T VOTE TO REELECT OBAMA and don’t listen to such misogynists. Someone will always agree with what they say–regardless of how idiotic it is. And men, consider your moms, daughters, sisters, etc. When a person comments about all women, he is talking about all of us. I don’t listen to such ridicule targeting women or anyone else for that matter. Boycott!

    • myj

      Are you crazy? President have great respect for women and have always supported women… Mrs. Obama is so blessed to have such a caring, loving husband. He has everything a woman want in a man. Not one Republican candidate, comes close to supporting women as much as President Obama…. He will receive majority of the women votes.

      Obama/Biden 2012

  • Carpenter Dave

    Great letter! Exposes Obumer for the hypocrite he is. As a father and husband I wonder how Todd keeps from paying Maher a personal visit.

  • Susie Dove

    I’m with you on this 100%. You have my prayers & support.

  • Slaqueur

    Yep, there goes Bristol, taking a situation that has nothing to do with her, and making it ALL about her.

  • Dawn Elle

    Right ON Sista!

  • Tres


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  • cb1837

    Now where is the Bristol Palin blog post denouncing Rush Limabugh for calling Sandra Fluke a slut? Couldn’t find it. Sandra Fluke is waiting for your blog post, Bristol…

  • Dave

    Bristol, finish your education and get a job.

  • AZ Granny

    Brilliant letter, Bristol!