THIS IS NOT A CAMPAIGN ISSUE … Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol 5 Months Pregnant … LEFTY Vultures Attack
Since when are candidates children not off limits? When they are the children of Republicans.
It did not take long for the political sleaze merchants on the LEFT to go after a candidates family member. Rumors swirled on the LEFTY blogs regarding Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter. Once again we take notice as to why so many good people never concern themselves with politics to shelter their families from unwarranted vicious attacks and rumors. The process is out of control as there is nothing off limits anymore.
Why is it that Republican family members (children) are not off limits during political campaigns?
Even Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama tells the media to back off and that certain things are off limits. Think the MSM would ever run like this if it were a Democrat’s kid? The effect, however, may be a backlash and simpathy for McCain and Palin as this is especially hideous treatment of women.
“I have said before and I will repeat again: People’s families are off limits,” Obama said. “And people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18 and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics.”
What might have been potential news is if a pro-life candidates 17 year old daughter aborted the pregnancy. Instead she is having the baby and getting married. Things happen in life and families deal with them in the best responsible way they can. If anything, the Palin family’s situation probably resonates with many average, hard working American families and the situations they face every day. How unfortunate though that the MSM seizes this opportunity to make political hay for Democrats.
Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, the aides said.
The Palins, in a statement released by the McCain campaign, said Bristol “came to us with news that we as parents knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned” and that their daughter “has our unconditional love and support.”
“We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates,” their statement said.
REMINDER TO THE LEFT … These children are not part of the political process and are off limits.
According to reports from the Daily News, Bristol Palin’s pregnancy was an open secret where they lived. So why the intrigue and the gotcha politics? Because Bristol has the misfortune of being the daughter of a Republican. If anyone thinks that this story would have gotten this coverage if Obama’s daughters were 17 and pregnant, i have some swamp land to sell.