by Kevin Allman
...but I forgot to get you a card:
Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in the eighth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 6, 2009.
The "ambassador" for the movement is America's most written-about teen mom, Bristol Palin, who went on both Good Morning America and The Today Show to spread the abstinence message. Here's what she said on GMA:
Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only way you can effectively, 100% foolproof way you can prevent pregnancy ... I just want to go out there and promote abstinence and say, this is the safest choice. This is the choice that's going to prevent teen pregnancy and prevent a lot of heartache.
While I don't disagree with the message -- what's the difference between Bristol Palin promoting abstinence and Corey "C-Murder" Miller promoting non-violence, as he did at his now-famous April 14 presser?
Standing just inside the front door of his grandmother's Kenner home where he is confined to house arrest while awaiting for his second-degree murder trial, rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller renounced the rash of homicides in the metro area today at a press conference.
"This must come to an end, and it must end now," said Miller, who was joined in the Place Pontchartrain subdivision with area pastors who in general terms announced anti-crime initiatives.
"My heart goes out to all the victims of violence," Miller said.
Miller was smacked around on talk radio and in the nola.com comments for the hypocrisy inherent in his "do as I say, not as I do" message, which is fine ... but what's the diff between Miller's amessage and a teen mom telling other teens to keep it zipped "no matter what I did personally"?