Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Is Sarah Palin showcasing her family?
If there is any hypocrisy about this whole week of Palin coverage, it is how she is using her family for political game and then knocking the media for taking shots. At least that's the impression I got watching her tonight. She spent 10 minutes talking about her family and less than 5 minutes on her accomplishments as governor. I just didn't get a good feel about it.
This Britol business is bugging me even more. Sarah Palin supposedly allowed Bristol the choice to keep her baby. They were free to make that decision. And the governor is, supposedly, "proud" of her daughter's "choice." But, if Governor Palin's rhetoric is to be believed, no one should be allowed to make that choice in the first place. The Palins have painted this as a decision, one made, as anyone's would be, in line with their religious convictions and their family's values and their personal consciences. So again, if this was a real choice between two or more options, then what did she choose between? Having the baby and....?