Cashing In

Bristol Palin’s Abstinence Payday

Her mother must have taught her how to cash in: Bristol Palin made $262,500 from the teen-pregnancy prevention nonprofit Candie’s Foundation. That is more than seven times the amount Candie’s Foundation spent actually preventing teen pregnancy: It gave only $35,000 to teen pregnancy health and counseling clinics. It also spent $165,000 on advertising, which includes Palin’s widely mocked commercial with The Situation.