Martyr-making for leftwing dummies
Congrats to the kitchen-sink Obamacrats for the low-blow attacks on Sarah Palin and her family. You didn't insist on truth and fairness in the intramural scrimmages, and now that we're headed to the big game, you're giving the other team locker-room material to die for.
Shakes sees the sexism. Glenn doesn't, though he offers some substantive oppo (and he may be right on his challenge in the Update*), what one wishes the left had led with instead of personal attacks that Our Party's Candidate decried to little avail.
And as always, The Howler, poor sap that he is, stays stuck in the truth-and-fairness-based community. Some people never learn.
But those of you who demean Gov. Palin as a trophy candidate or a slut, and who play the "it's irresponsible not to speculum" game, you might still luck out. An undervetted candidate is still a risk factor, and if she doesn't go the distance you can feel proud of your pube crawl up the Palin family fallopian tubes.
Otherwise, not so much.
* Glenn challenged the claim that liberals are holding Palin's motherly obligations against her.
I hope that the left doesn't want to claim Sally Quinn as its own (though she does seem to be leaning Obama and tried to drive a stake through the heart of his Democratic opponent), but this is a genuine postpartisanship opportunity. Let's loudly join the GOP in speaking out against crap like this:
Is she prepared for the all-consuming nature of the job? She is the mother of five children, one of them a four-month-old with Down Syndrome. Her first priority has to be her children. When the phone rings at three in the morning and one of her children is really sick what choice will she make? I'm the mother of only one child, a special needs child who is grown now. I know how much of my time and energy I devoted to his care. He always had to be my first priority. Of course women can be good mothers and have careers at the same time. I've done both. Yes, other women in public office have children. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has five children, but she didn't get heavily involved in politics until they were older. A mother's role is different from a father's.
Ironically, two sentences later she says "This is no time to to play gender politics." Indeed.