Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Palin's children are fair game?

I am ambivalent about Sarah Palin. Her entrance into the 2008 presidential race definitely made me much more likely to consider holding my nose and voting for John "Son of Cain" McCain, but I find nothing remarkable about her compared to other candidates for high office, and I don't see her as the savior of the Republican Party as some pundits on the right seem to intimate. There is one aspect of Palin's travails that has bugged me to no end, and that is this notion the morons on the left side of the aisle have harbored since Day 1 that it is perfectly fine to attack Sarah Palin's children. Whether it's Andrew Sullivan of Atlantic Monthly spreading the rumor that Palin is not the mother of her son Trig, who has Down's Syndrome; or David Letterman's jokes about statutory rape being committed on Palin's 14 year-old daughter, or the constant guffaws from the left-wing punditry about Palin's older daughter getting pregnant while still in high school; or just recently, a writer from the Huffington Post calling Palin's son Trig a retard, the lamestream media has taken a sick and perverted pleasure in trashing not only Sarah Palin herself, but her family as well.

Oh, but she brought it on herself, goes the argument: as soon as she trotted her family out onto the stage at campaign events and at the Republican National Convention, and exposed her family to the press, they were fair game.

Anyone who paid one iota of attention to the campaign heard those arguments ad nauseum when the Left was occasionly called on their buffoonery.

My problem with this was that no such attacks were foisted upon Barack Obama's family by the very same media. Was it that Barack Obama kept his children out of public view and off the campaign trail? Uh...













Nope. No problem here.
Good Day to You, Sir

9 comments:

Donalbain said...

So, a blogger posts a piece that is quickly taken down by the site's owners. How evil those liberals are

Chanman said...

The Huffington Post should have known better than the write and publish the piece in the first place. Only when they quickly got raked over the coals for publishing it did they pull it down.

Darren said...

What about all the other attacks?

Donalbain's is a typical leftie response.

Don, American said...

I know you love to post pictures, and we love your kids and scenery, but so much Obama? I get WAY too much of him on TV every day. By the way, do you think he'll ever try to get those girls out of North Korea? Would he protect you if you were there?

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Well, this is what happens when a 'victim' group leaves the liberal reservation, they are branded as traitors and treated as such. The left fears her because she connects with ordinary Americans in a way that most politicians either can't or don't.

Texas Truth said...

Conservatives children are fair game. Liberals children are off limits. THE NEW RULES OF THE USA UNDER PBO"

Donalbain said...

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Conservative+Free+Republic+blog+free+speech+flap+after+racial+slurs+directed+Obama+children/1782375/story.html

Chanman said...

Sorry Donalbain, your link got cut off. Try learning some basic html so you can do a hyperlink instead.

Donalbain said...

The whole thing shows up when I look at your blog. I just managed to cut and paste it into my browser window. I wonder why you cant do that..