He explained that his two daughters have "friends whose parents are same-sex couples."
"It wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends' parents would be treated differently," Obama said in the interview. "And frankly that's the kind of thing that prompts a change of perspective — not wanting to somehow explain to your child why somebody should be treated differently when it comes to the eyes of the law."
But Palin shot back that it’s a good thing Obama’s daughters aren’t a little younger. Otherwise, she wrote, “perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.”
Palin raised the concepts of “submission” and “excessive family intervention,” airing her outrage that Obama is allegedly held to a different standard — compared to, for example, a conservative such as her mother — when he cites his wife or daughters in making a decision.
“So let me get this straight — it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?” Palin wrote.
“Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview,” not the other way around, Palin continued. "In this case, it would've been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that's not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that — as great as her friends may be — we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.”
Palin, a single mom, has become an outspoken advocate against premarital sex since her mother’s vice presidential candidacy.
Sarah Palin, typically very public in her criticism of Obama either on Fox News, where she is a contributor, or on her Facebook page, has not yet weighed in on Obama's announcement.