Heartfelt concern for Sarah Palin’s family

There have been many angles of attack on Sarah Palin and her daughter coming out of the left over the last few days. Nick D at BSB expresses one that’s now making the rounds to see if anyone salutes:

Okay, so riddle me this, BSB readers: if you knew your 17-year-old daughter was pregnant, why in the hell would you accept your parties’ Vice Presidental slot, knowing that your daughter’s name is about to be dragged through the mud as a symbol of how “abstinence education” has been an utter failure? Don’t you think your priority should be helping your daughter prepare for this child’s entry into the world, knowing full well that a 17 year old won’t be able to handle the responsibility on their own?

I saw the perfect characterization of this in a comment on Althouse yesterday: “How dare Palin accept the nomination and expose her daughter to hateful attacks by assholes like me?”

Just about sums it up, doesn’t it? CNN was the best MSM example of this yesterday. When a reporter was told by an Alaska delegate to the RNC that essentially the issue is a private family matter, she agreed that it was, ideally, but “the reality is” that the media couldn’t pass it up as an issue, and then she proceeded to plow on with the questions about it. In other words, yes it is a family matter, but assholes like me and my colleagues won’t respect that.

Also, I don’t know that many men would be expected to put their careers on hold due to a pregnant teenage daughter- I think there’s a sexist element to this. You see it applied to newborn Trig too- how can a mother with a 4 month-old Down’s syndrome child have a job- she should be at home caring for him. Wow, how far feminism has come! The selective sexism of some on the left is simply breathtaking. Of course, there’s nothing new about Obama supporters spewing sexist remarks.

6 comments on “Heartfelt concern for Sarah Palin’s family”

  1. Posted by Brian | Sep 2, 2008 4:25 pm

    A message to commenters: Please don’t publish the names or employers of bloggers who choose to remain anonymous or semi-anonymous. There’s a simple rule of thumb: if the info isn’t self-published on their blog, don’t publish it here.

  2. Posted by Justice | Sep 2, 2008 5:07 pm

    1. The rumors about the Palin baby originated from fellow Rs in Alaska . This is old news to them.

    2. The outrage about unwed mothers is long tradition from the right. Remember the Murphy Brown baby? Or for a more recent example, the Spears sister?

    So why this “selective sexism of some on the left” complaint, why aren’t you complaining about selective morality on the right?

  3. Posted by Brian | Sep 2, 2008 5:45 pm

    Justice: I’m talking about the sexism of Obama-supporters saying that Sarah Palin shouldn’t have accepted the VP candidacy because of Bristol or Trig. I don’t think we’d be hearing that about a male candidate and his children. For example, Biden was sworn in as senator even though his family was in a monumental crisis- one you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Care to tell him that he had no business accepting that job?

    I’m not so sure that we’re seeing selective morality from the right. It’s not like religious conservatives approve of the situation. But if there’s an example of them treating a Democratic politician with this family situation differently, then let me know. That would be selective.

  4. Posted by LisaRenee | Sep 4, 2008 12:00 am

    I agree, the level of hatred I’ve seen directed at her almost makes how the media treated Clinton pale…

  5. Posted by ?????? ???? | Mar 7, 2010 7:56 pm

    ????? ??????????? ??????????. ???????, ?????????? ? ?????? ???????. ????? ??????????.

  6. Posted by Mesquite personal injury attorney | Jan 12, 2011 3:27 am

    I don’t believe anything with this putting up, but you do make some ideal details. Im very interested in this matter and I other people do alot of investigation also. Either way it was an adequately thoughtout and nice study and so i figured I would leave which you comment. Really feel zero cost to verify out my web page sometime and let me know very well what you think.

Leave a comment

The Feed

Shadowbox Live Celebrates 25 Years with Return of Rock Opera “EvoR

The troupe behind Shadowbox Live does everything in a big way. They pour their heart and soul into every single show, and they crank out new material....

The Walker Evans Effect

Sep 2, 2014 3:53 pm

Local Developers to Discuss Building Boom at Design Talks Event

Columbus, like many other urban areas across the US, is in the midst of a construction boom. A large portion of that development comes by way of....

The Walker Evans Effect

Sep 2, 2014 3:06 pm

Human Resource Management Lecture Part 02 – HR Strategy and Planning

Human Resource Management Lecture Part 02 – HR Strategy and Planning How are company strategy and HR strategy related? As part of an HR....

Columbusite

Sep 2, 2014 2:56 pm

MyCare Ohio home-care aides getting help from insurers on how to file claim

Private insurers have added in-person classes on how to file online insurance claims for hundreds of self-employed home-health aides whose pay has....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 2:42 pm

Majority of industrial customers have now switched from AEP

For the first time, more industrial power users in Ohio have chosen alternative energy suppliers than remaining with American Electric Power Company....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 1:44 pm

First Look: North High Brewing fires up expanded brewhouse

North High Brewing is ready to raise its local profile as more customers are able to raise a pint. The Columbus microbrewery is the latest to....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 1:39 pm

Hybrid Fitness Center 11athletics Opens Near Bexley

A new fitness center opened its doors on the city’s southeast side earlier this summer that aims to provide the amenities of a larger chain gym....

The Walker Evans Effect

Sep 2, 2014 1:34 pm

Bricker & Eckler hires competing law firm's managing partner, again

Bricker & Eckler LLP for the second time this year has attracted one of the leaders of a competitor. Marie-Joëlle Khouzam, managing partner of....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 1:04 pm

Nationwide’s eagle logo taking flight again as insurer consolidates brand

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. is bringing its subsidiaries together under one Nationwide brand in an effort to associate all products and services....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 12:43 pm

NetJets’ launch in China imminent, with potential to match U.S. market

After a years-long process and months awaiting final formalities, NetJets Inc. expects approval any day from Chinese regulators to operate in the....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 11:54 am

IGS Energy buys cross-town energy supplier

IGS Energy didn’t have to go far for its latest acquisition. The Dublin-based electricity and gas supplier purchased Powell-based Border Energy....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 10:25 am

How to Infuse Vodka and Other Liquors

For the past few years, infused liquors have been making their presence felt throughout the drinking world, showing up in reimagined versions of....

The Walker Evans Effect

Sep 2, 2014 8:13 am

Local Retailer Robert Mason Featured in BBC Partnership

It’s not everyday that a local business reaches international fame, achieving heights that would bring more recognition to our city.....

The Walker Evans Effect

Sep 2, 2014 6:20 am

Morning Roundup: Ohio drops in entrepreneurship ranking, investing in beer,

Ohio fares poorly in entrepreneurship ranking, Cleveland private equity firm invests in a microbrewery, water conservation district enjoys fracking....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 6:16 am

National Roundup: iPhone mobile wallet building momentum with major credit

Apple has reached deals with major credit card companies to partner on a mobile wallet initiative, according to multiple reports. Re/code said....

Business First of Columbus

Sep 2, 2014 5:43 am

Man and Human Resources

Man and Human Resources Please Hit “Like” for C-INFERNO Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chapins-Inferno/146807571999284 NEW....

Columbusite

Sep 1, 2014 6:08 pm

Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

While craft wineries and breweries have been flourishing in Ohio, craft distillers have had a tougher road. Strict regulations on liquor....

The Walker Evans Effect

Sep 1, 2014 2:57 pm

Photos: Fashion Meets Music Festival Day 3

The Fashion Meets Music Festival wrapped up on Sunday with musical performances from Cold War Kids, New Found Glory, Empires, Brick + Mortar,....

The Walker Evans Effect

Sep 1, 2014 9:55 am

Photos: Fashion Meets Music Festival Day 2

The Fashion Meets Music Festival continued on Saturday with musical acts that included Paper Diamond, Switchfoot, The Floorwalkers, Black Taxi, Post....

The Walker Evans Effect

Sep 1, 2014 9:47 am

Human Resources – Fridays at 10 e/p – Chips

Human Resources – Fridays at 10 e/p – Chips Fridays at 10 e/p on Pivot TV, Human Resources is a new reality series about TerraCycle,....

Columbusite

Aug 31, 2014 10:20 pm

Fashion Meets Music Festival sees some sparse crowds in debut – SLIDESHOW

Having fashion meet music in a new festival sounds like a great concept, but when I had no problem finding a parking spot in the Arena District on....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 31, 2014 3:29 pm

Construction Roundup: August 2014

The summer is winding down, but there are still several months of reliable weather remaining to help construction continue at a rapid pace in....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 31, 2014 6:20 am

Crew Downed by Montreal Impact 0-2 at Away Game

The Columbus Crew (8-9-9, 33 points) fell on the road to the Montreal Impact (5-15-5, 20 points) by a final score of 2-0 at Stade Saputo on Saturday,....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 31, 2014 12:29 am

TBBT S07E01 – Raj has “A Moment” with Miss Davis from human resources

TBBT S07E01 – Raj has “A Moment” with Miss Davis from human resources 7.01 – THE HOFSTADTER INSUFFICIENCY AIRED SEPTEMBER....

Columbusite

Aug 30, 2014 10:56 pm

Photos: Fashion Meets Music Festival Day 1

The first ever Fashion Meets Music Festival kicked off on Friday with a diverse musical lineup that ranged from Michelle Williams to The Bummers to....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 30, 2014 10:31 pm

Heirloom Cafe Owners Expand Backyard Garden

In a bustling city like Columbus, taking the time to smell the roses is sometimes a difficult thing to do. An easy way to overcome this, is to follow....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 30, 2014 12:46 pm

Columbus City Councilmember A. Troy Miller Resigns

Last November, Columbus voters elected to give Councilmember A. Troy Miller another four years in office. Yesterday he decided that he only needed....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 30, 2014 12:29 pm

Billing companies: Stop blaming us for MyCare Ohio mess

MyCare Ohio is a new state program striving for better coordination of care to improve the health and quality of life for disabled, low-income....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 30, 2014 7:01 am

New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Homeport’s new plan for the Barrett Middle School site in Merion Village drops the total unit count from 152 to 130, replacing several rows of....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 30, 2014 6:40 am

Treat to Try: Coppa Gelato

Wait, something called a “gelateria” opened in Westerville? That’s worth the trek through Polaris traffic, just to say, “We hit the gelateria....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 30, 2014 6:40 am

The Return on Investment of Human Resources | Best practices video by the T

The Return on Investment of Human Resources | Best practices video by the Top Employers Institute CEOs often claim that “Our Human....

Columbusite

Aug 30, 2014 6:31 am

World of Beer competitor Brass Tap coming to Polaris, with 4-6 possible

At least one Brass Tap pub is set for Columbus, but it may not be the last. “Columbus is a beautiful market,” Peter Petrosian chief development....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 3:05 pm

Ohio getting ethane cracker plant

A billion-dollar ethane cracker plant for the oil and gas industry is crossing the Ohio River. Now, the facility that was initially planned for West....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 1:51 pm

Big Lots CEO: Suppliers ‘no longer embarrassed’ to be in our stores

The in-store changes at Big Lots Inc. aren’t meant just to appeal to shoppers, but to its vendors as well. The Columbus-based closeout and....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 1:48 pm

Vineyard Vines opening at Easton

Vineyard Vines is bringing its first Ohio store to Easton Town Center. The Stamford, Connecticut-based sportswear retailer is taking 3,000....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 1:43 pm

City of Westerville salaries

Our latest salary database focuses on Westerville, which had a string of business expansions to brag about last year, helping push income tax....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 1:40 pm

Pricing and Floorplans Released for Fireproof Building

Pricing and floor-plans have been released for 56 apartment units in the Fireproof project in the Short North. Monthly rents range from $1,295 for a....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 29, 2014 1:14 pm

Viewabill being nicer to lawyers connecting to billing-transparency softwar

Even as they enjoyed success signing up some 150 large corporations as users, the co-founders of Columbus startup No Surprises Software LLC took some....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 11:56 am

Bankers turn on lending spigot, with biggest jump since '07, FDIC finds

Bank lending finally appears to have hit its stride after pulling out of the Great Recession. Aggregate loan balances at the country’s more than....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 11:31 am

New Bus Route takes Center-City Residents to Suburban Jobs

It’s widely known that Silicon Valley is a hotbed of high-paying tech jobs for Millennials on the West Coast, though not a lot of them want to....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 29, 2014 11:18 am

Communists purged, Greif says it can reopen plant in Turkey

Greif Inc. can save its factory in Turkey, now that the communists are gone. In June, Greif said it would close a Turkish manufacturing plant after....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 10:57 am

#Stone2Cbus video contest – here are the details

The #Stone2Cbus team is making the pilgrimage to Stone Brewing Co. – and wants to bring some other fans with them. Organizers Tony Tanner and....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 10:06 am

Ohio coal-fired power plant closing ahead of schedule

Duke Energy will shut down the last two coal units at its Beckjord Station in New Richmond on Monday. The company says increasingly stringent....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 8:48 am

Expand Human Resources

Expand Human Resources La gestion des ressources humaines est un domaine que maîtrisent mal de nombreuses petites et moyennes entreprises.....

Columbusite

Aug 29, 2014 7:15 am

Morning Roundup: JPMorgan cyberattack, TBDBITL alumni survey, #Stone2Cbus v

Investigators are unraveling the cyberattack against JPMorgan, OSU Marching Band alumni are being surveyed on the group's culture, the University of....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 6:43 am

Cities need to do more to retain foreign students after graduation – Broo

Just one in three foreign students who attend Central Ohio colleges on an F-1 visa stay in the area to work after graduating, according to a....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 6:08 am

National Roundup: Google unveils Project Wing drone-delivery program

Google has unveiled some details about its drone-delivery program, including a video showing a prototype in action, making a test delivery in....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 29, 2014 6:05 am

Day Companies Buys Burned Gay Street Building, Plans Renovations

The white four-story building at the southeast corner of Gay and High Streets has sat quiet this summer. After a devastating fire broke out in the....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 28, 2014 7:54 pm

COTA wants to ease commute for New Albany Business Park workers

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is rolling out new Columbus-to-New Albany express service in an effort to ease commutes for workers traveling to....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 28, 2014 3:51 pm

Ohio State could start moving Cannon Drive in 2016

Hey, remember Ohio State University’s plan to move Cannon Drive? Probably not – that’s why you need nerds like me. Back in 2011 the university....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 28, 2014 1:57 pm