Bristol Palin has offered up a challenge to President Obama and is still awaiting a response.
Palin is requesting that Obama call her in regards to criticism that her family has received from Bill Maher, a large supporter of Obama.
In a blog post, Palin states: “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.”
Law student Sandra Fluke came under Limbaugh’s scrutiny after supporting rules that would mandate that employer paid insurance programs cover birth control. The situation caused a wild discourse. The New York Daily News reports that Obama called Fluke out of respect for his daughters.
In a March 6, 2012 press conference, Obama stated, “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. 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.”
Limbaugh has since apologized for his comments.
Palin charges that the President should come to her defense in regards to insults from Maher. She states that he would do so for his daughters. However, she does acknowledge that President Obama came to her defense during the 2008 election according to Fox News reports.