Please make it stop.
I elevated this from a comment in Vastleft's thread here.
Irresponsible to speculate? NO! It would be irresponsible not to! Something calling itself a “Jay McDonough” doing something he calls “will write about politics from a progressive perspective”, at something called “Progressive Politics Examiner” (which also has something called a "British Music Examiner" (wow, check it!) writes this:
” In short, there are many speculating that it was not Sarah Palin that gave birth to Trig, but rather Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter Bristol….. These rumors can be cleared up easily with the disclosure of hospital and obstetrician records and eye witness accounts.”
Ok, I surrender.
I promise I will vote for Obama if I never have to:
1. Hear another word about a 17-year old’s pregnancy,
2. Hear any more “speculations” about whether a 17-year old girl is her brother’s mother,
3. Hear any more about inexperienced women governors who are nothing more than “arm candy”,
4. Hear any more demands for “obstetrician records”.
Is it a deal?
Although I'm generally sympathetic with it (and yeah, an awful lot of sanctimony and hypocrisy from the Sarah Palin types so that point well taken) I’m sorry I just can’t get it on with Chicagodyke’s karmic backlash theory. Not when the “vessel” (so to speak) of that backlash is an innocent 17-year old who is guilty of not much more than choosing the wrong parents and exercising her personal choice to work out her “youthful exuberance”. Not to put too fine a point on it, would this convo even be happening if the 17-year old in question was a boy rather than girl? Even if true (oops, now I did it, this will come back to bite I predict), what is the damn take away here? Mom seeks to protect daughter and family? I don’t give a rat’s ass if every single blog and newspaper in the world was “speculating” on this. It still wouldn’t make it clean or less ghoulish to have a million grubby fingers reaching out of the sewer like zombie ghouls for the details.
Don’t get me wrong, I have rubbed my hands together with glee during other recent incidents (Senator “Wide Stance” ho ho!), but this one, I just can’t do it. Sorry, insufficiently jaded I guess.
Anyway, I was able to withstand all of the horrendous garbage thrown at Clinton. Clinton, after all being a big girl, is able to take care of herself. Can’t do it with this one and I throw in the towel. I’ll do whatever you ask PB1.0, just please, please stop.