Thursday, September 04, 2008
But women on the left, who fought long and hard for the ability to raise children simultaneously with election cash, are in spasms. (Some have simply kept silent. Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton - where are you?)
The same lefty media that studiously ignored the adolescence of Chelsea Clinton can't wait to dig into Bristol Palin.
The Diary section of Daily Kos Web site had a curious way to make Palin's daughter into a campaign issue: "Considering Palin was chosen solely for her religious right family values cred, Bristol's shotgun marriage and pregnancy are very fair game. They are the direct result of this lunatic abstinence-only garbage, and should be highlighted as such."
The stupendously sexist New York Times printed a front-page article noting that some unnamed women argue over "whether there are enough hours in the day for her to take on the vice presidency, and whether she is right to try."
Dr. Helen Smith has this to say:
If Palin were a Democrat, we would not be having this national conversation about her children, her ability to mother and the other dirt that the MSM is flinging against her. Instead, the media would hail her as a hero, a role model for young girls and beyond reproach. The hypocrisy is staggering.
Labels: 2008 Presidential Race
I'm not saying I agree or disagree; the Palins have made personal choices, just as we all do. But I can't say I'm surprised that this has been blown way out of proportion.
It was the Bush campaign; in South Carolina; with the lies that John McCain fathered a black child out of wedlock.
Try this on for hypocrisy . . .
Sarah Palin Gender Card