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…

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