Monday, September 1, 2008

Palin and Her kids

The blogosphere is all a-twitter regarding the revelation that Sarah Palin's oldest daughter, Bristol, is unmarried and pregnant. Blogger hilzoy goes off on those who are using this story to score points against Palin and McCan't:
As far as I'm concerned, it's fair game to consider Sarah Palin's statements about her daughter's decision, and to compare them to her own views about abortion. That's a story about whether or not Sarah Palin sticks to her beliefs when they affect her own family, not about her daughter. But it is not fair game to use her daughter, or any of her kids, as pawns in a political argument.
Obama had this to say at an earlier press conference:
I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people's families are off limits, and people's children are especially off limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics, it has no relevance to governor Palin's performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. And so I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories.
It's good to see this debate.

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