Many Christian conservative families equip their daughters with a promise ring when they reach their child bearing years. Frequently, progressive moms and dads encourage their post pubescent children to wear the vaginal contraceptive ring to achieve a similar goal - no teen pregnancies!
Recent events close to the McCain campaign have dramatized the confusion at many junior highs and high schools across the continental US and even Alska and ...Hawaii. Liberal kids and conservative kids apparently chat it up at school, sporting events, parties and in the back seat of cars and the question do you wear the ring can be a source of some misunderstanding.
This confusion has brought on a kind of vicious cycle ... especially in the Palin family circle and the McCain campaign's dreams of an oval office.