Wednesday, September 3, 2008

And that's all I'm going to say about that

Sarah Palin speaks tonight at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, and the talk radio losers in my area are having a field day. The morning guys that I listen to, Brad and Britt, like to claim to be "fair" with their news coverage, but these are the same guys that ridiculed Jesse Helms barely 24 hours after his death, and they're both admittedly Obama supporters. According to them, Bristol Palin's pregnancy is "white trash". I'm glad neither of them have ever made a mistake in their entire lives.

I can't imagine being in Bristol's position, not because she's a pregnant teen (although I did avoid that fiasco), but because she's having to deal so publicly with an issue that is embarrassing even in the most private of situations. Meghan McCain, John McCain's blogger daughter (who is my age), wrote over at about how hard it is to deal with the publicity of being a politician's child:

"When I was 14 years old, a reporter questioned my father about me having a hypothetical abortion, had I been pregnant at 14. This reporter's question single-handedly changed my life. This story comes up in almost every profile written about me and in almost every interview."

And yet, the media leeches that will spend so much time prying into Bristol's private life do so with no concern as to how this will affect her now and in the future. They should be ashamed, but they have no shame.


Chase said...

I was thinking earlier, the liberals are really hurting themselves every time they utter a sexist phrase along the lines of "she cant be VP and raise 5 kids", focus on Bristol being pregnant, or throw out any of their 'Bristol is Trig's mother' conspiracy theories.

The only people those arguments appeal to are the liberals who are already not going to vote for McCain/Palin. The swing voters/independents as well as the conservatives that weren't going to vote for McCain but will now, aren't going to make a decision on any of that. They are going to be convinced by "She believes X, Y, and Z, and thats bad because of A, B, and C" type arguments.

The longer liberals focus on these petty, meaningless issues, the less time they have to spend focusing on actual issues.

I think a LOT of "soccer moms" are going to get fed up pretty quick with how sexist the left is being. McCain might not bring many Hillary supporters over just because Palin is a woman, but the left might push them over if they keep acting the way they are.

Chase said...

Just to clarify, when I said things about how these are meaningless issues and the like, that does not mean that they are harmless. They might not have much political impact, but they do have a personal impact on Bristol, Sarah, and the rest of the Palin family. I don't want anyone to think I am "okay" with these attacks because of possible political gains that may come from them should they backfire.