some blog that I think might be written by Trig these days:
Hunting has always been a part of my life. It has helped form the person I am today. I am so thankful that my parents took me out into the wilderness and let me explore America the Beautiful. I would hope more and more children have the same experience.
Somebody who may or may not be, or have ever met, Bristol then continues on with 7 ways that hunting made her what she is today.
It's essentially a click bait focused post, so I did not bother going through all seven. (But it appears that she stole most of them. If not all of them.)
However it made me reflect on my one and only hunting trip with my father.
I was sixteen and we were hunting for moose, out of season of course.
As the hunting trip progressed my father got more and more drunk, and less and less appreciative of my inventive moose call which sounded a little bit like this, "MOOSE! Run for your lives, MOOSE! He has a gun!"
Anyhow after I managed to lead us back to the road and convince my father that emptying his rifle at me would probably alert the State Troopers we drove back home together with only the occasional "Not my damn kid" and "That's it I'm getting a blood test" to break the silence.
Later, after the screaming stopped, by dad attempted to explain to me that he was taking me hunting to teach me something about life. I had no idea.
I thought he just wanted to kill something.
Imagine if I had learned the lessons from hunting that Bristol learned from her father.
Then I too could have two different children from two different partners (That we know about.), have a failed reality show career under my belt, be hawking weight loss products on the internet, and currently be married to a person who I tricked into marrying me.
Yep, it would be an entirely different life alright.
In all seriousness even though I have mixed feelings about hunting it does not deserve to be blamed for Bristol Palin.