[sings]Keep them doggies trollin’[/sing]
My last comment on the whole Gov. Palin and her daughter thing is pretty straightforward. Does it suck that her 17 year old daughter is pregnant? Yep. Do I think it somehow makes her a poor candidate for VP or for eventual President? Nope. But that’s because I’m not retarded, and I realize that just because a parent wants and hopes their kid to practice abstinence does not mean that the teenager is going to listen. Trust me, I have some expertise in that area.
The thing that has struck me the most about all this has been the absolutely psychotic reaction from the far left, especially the bloggers. Their insane eagerness to jump all over the Governor and her daughter is kind of creepy, but it’s also pretty sad. You can smell the fear coming off these people – fear that their chosen messiah won’t get elected, and that fear is causing them to act out in a way that doesn’t even resemble appropriate.
The MSM isn’t without blame on this either – I was watching Katie Couric interview a senior level McCain staffer the other night, and ol’ “unbiased” Katie did everything but say “So do you think this makes Govenor Palin a shitty mom?” The McCain staffer was very professional and courteous with her responses, and was able to pretty effortlessly redirect Katie’s hamhanded attempts to paint Govenor Palin in a poor light.
Initially, I was kind of surprised at the level of viturpertude with which the left started attacking the VP nominee – but then I sat down and thought about it for a bit, and I’ve realized that it really is a fear based reaction. They (the far left) are absolutely terrified of her, because she’s tough, independent, a woman, pro-gun, pro-life, and most importantly, she’s essentially everything that Obama isn’t. While Obama was preaching “change change change” he picked a long time Washington insider, who will do nothing but maintain the status quo in Washington. Meanwhile, Palin is actually a fresh face to Washington politics, and has a clearly demonstrable track record of shaking up government.
The left is scared shitless of this woman, and as such appear to be lashing out at her in whatever way possible. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.