Candie’s: Bristol Palin worth every penny

The non-profit that paid Bristol Palin $262,000 to combat teen pregnancy said Wednesday the ad campaign featuring the unwed mother had “unprecedented reach.”

They even supplied a chart (below) which seems to indicate Palin is a better hire than a former Playboy Bunny and the unfamous.

The Candie’s Foundation, which paid Palin 45 percent of its expenses in 2009, said it is not a grant-making organization — which is pretty obvious from its tax filing: They only donated $35,000 to anti-teen pregnancy initiatives.

According to a press release, Palin’s ads, interviews and public appearances resulted in “ONE BILLION” media impressions. I have no idea what that means, but ONE BILLION in all caps has to be fantastic. But not everyone trusts media impressions, it seems.

“The expense of Ms. Palin’s campaign has been far more cost-effective than other public service and social marketing campaigns, some of which spend tens of millions of taxpayers’ money each year. The Candie’s Foundation is entirely funded by private donations and has never received taxpayer money,” the press release says.

That can’t be right. Many ad campaigns pay celebrities nothing. It’s hard to get more cost-effective than free.

Bristol Palin can put this on her resume. Hopefully she knows what it means.

Bristol Palin can put this on her resume.

13 comments Add your comment


April 6th, 2011
7:07 pm

I see don’t see why a someone would hire a unwed teen mother to preach to other kids. Obviously she doesn’t know how to keep her legs closed so she can teach our kids how to? Good job Ms. Pailn. Maybe next time you can find a different charity to blow more money on you for doing nothing. Bravo.

Irene Covington

April 6th, 2011
7:31 pm

Bristol is perfect to speak. She knows the difficulities and the joy. We should be proud of her.


April 6th, 2011
8:38 pm

Get over the hate with the Palins please…

Terri Jones

April 6th, 2011
10:05 pm

If Bristol last name was not Palin, she would be just another teenage high school dropout with a baby.
Let see $262,000 – that money could have been better spent and “real” number results by channeling it
to programs that are already in place at the high schools. Maybe if such a program was in place at
Bristol Palin’s high school, whe would be attending college studying toward a career – like the Bush twins. Opps never mind magazines, and organizations are willing to pay thousands to glamorize a highschool dropoff. A college education is no where in her agenda…….
near my daughter.


April 7th, 2011
10:11 am

Well, Irene, Bristol should have donated her time to the organization. That would be something to be proud of.

carla roqs

April 7th, 2011
10:53 am

i agree, she should have donated her time. having worked with charities, it is very important to note how much of their funding goes towards those actually benefitting from the funds and how much goes towards over-head. palin was part of over-head. not fair to the unwed, young mothers who did not have palin as a last name. not hating on the family– but the charity was wrong even if it had paid brandy or willow or alicia keys that kind of money.

H. L. H.

April 8th, 2011
11:42 am

Regaurdless of her last name…since when is an unmarried uneducated teen mother a role model ? And as ADULTS we can understand the ” difficulties and joys” of motherhood- however when I talk to my daughter about pregnant teens or teens that have babies…I never mention how much joy they must feel, rather, I try to point out the lost opportunities and selfishness (like those pack pregnancies girls) of unwanted pregnancy by children…… other than the gift of a new life- there isn’t anything “positive” about getting pregnant when your 15.

Sam in GA

April 8th, 2011
9:06 pm

This payment is a joke. If her last name was not Palin, she would not have received a dime for being an unwed mother. Who is on the Board of Directors of this group?

Beware the Talibaptists

April 9th, 2011
9:53 pm

Never mind the name, had she simply been a black teen girl, she would be in the crosshairs of her mother and other right wingnuts seeking to “defund” state and federal programs for women and children. Like the state health care Sarah used for poor little Trig…


April 10th, 2011
12:17 pm

Last time I checked and correct me if I’m wrong but all human females have a reproductive system. So to bring one’s Ethnic into is rather foolish. There is teen pregnancy in all ethnic backgrounds,acceptable in some cultures and in other cultures looked upon as shame. To each his/her own, the sad thing is; that it is a vicious cycle that repeats itself over and over again. In the end it’s the childwho suffers and the Taxpayer who is burdened to pay for a child(ren). Parenting and guideance starts at home. If we as parents take time to listen and be more observant than maybe we can prevent teen pregnancy and not let these people from these so called non profit agencies think they are doing a “service” to this issue, but in fact just glamorizing it.


April 10th, 2011
10:11 pm

I agree with u beware….they are crying those sympathies right now and always will as long as they are young black females…it makes a difference…whether u think so or not….It shouldn’t but it does and that is a fact…Most people see it as a color thing when they look at teen pregnancy, they not thinking white….And yes we well know that not only teens of color become teen mothers…. Thanks!


April 10th, 2011
10:12 pm

Bristol should not have been paid for this…….


April 15th, 2011
9:30 am

Teen pregnancy is NEVER “accepted”.