Thursday, September 04, 2008

McCain: Leave children out of it (unless they belong to my opponents)

So the right wing media and Republican politicians are up in arms about the treatment given to Sarah Palin in the days following the announcement of her daughter, Bristol's, pregnancy. Now, I agree with most of what they are saying, and believe that the media has been totally irresponsible in covering this story. Most people, our presidential candidates included, believe that children should be left out of politics. So if that's the case, and they (rightfully) hammer organizations like the Daily Kos for printing abominable lies about Bristol, shouldn't they react the same way when a politician steps completely out of line when discussing a fellow politician's children? After all, whose judgment and compassion is more important: the people who analyze those who run a country or the people who actually run it?

Well, you might recall this hi-larious joke, made at a Republican senate fundraiser in 1998:

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?
Because her father is Janet Reno."

Who was the man who spoke these utterly reprehensible words? Why, none other than the Republican nominee for President of the United States, John S. McCain.


Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

After getting into a fight with a lady at the playground swings today, I have to again say, the Republicans raise the issue of her children and being a hockey MOm when it suits then and try to slam the door when it doesn't. The want it both ways. If she's going to make being a Mom a major feature of her persona, well then it's going to be examined. Personally it's the other stuff about her that bothers me.

2:16 PM  

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