It was a little difficult to enjoy the holiday weekend with a major hurricane slamming the gulf coast once again. I don’t know about you, but from Saturday morning on I was having a bad case a déjà vu, fortunately Hurricane Gustav weakened, but it still did plenty of damage to the gulf coast.
With Gustav dominating the headlines, John McCain and the Republicans wisely downgraded what was to be the start of their convention. Unfortunately the liberals didn’t see the need to put politics aside due to a devastating storm, instead they created a storm of their own by attacking the family of Sarah Palin.
By Saturday afternoon internet rumors that Governor Palin was not the mother of Trig, her 5 month old son with Down syndrome, were running rampant. They questioned how and why Governor Palin kept her pregnancy a secret from the people of Alaska. They were befuddled on how at 5 months pregnant she could look so good. In their minds it was clear; Palin must have pulled a fast one and was protecting her 17 year old daughter who was the real mother of Trig Palin.
We all know how bogus this is, but with their constant badgering of the Palin family the McCain campaign did admit that 17 year old Bristol Palin is 5 months pregnant, and is going to have the child and marry it’s father.
It was obvious to me that the Liberals want to tear down Palin, and they don’t give a rip if they destroy her children’s life in the process. Think about it, I’ve seem YouTube videos that focus on the Bristol’s midsection, and the father of her child has his photo on the Drudge Report.
Now I’m sure that some Lib Blogger or Blog Browser is going to stop in here and tell me that the Obama campaign has nothing to do with any of this. Trust me, as a blogger I know exactly how this stuff works. Campaigns float stories to bloggers all the time, especially ones that they can’t get traditional medial outlets to cover. They hope that the buzz on around the blogosphere will influence the traditional media to take a look at the story, and that’s exactly what it going on here.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this story didn’t find its way on the blogosphere from some Alaska blog, no it came from Daily Kos, and it shouldn’t surprise you that their story can’t be found anymore.
This is dirty politics, and probably the worse I’ve ever seen.
As for the political ramifications of this, I think the Dems better walk carefully. They came out guns blazing on Palin last Friday, a sign that they are very nervous about her joining the ticket. While I’m sure the Left thinks they have damaged Palin with their personal attacks on her and her family, I think that they have just made her more human.
The brilliance of McCain’s pick is that so many women can see a bit of themselves in Palin, flaws and all. That wasn’t the case with Hillary Clinton. I can’t tell you how many people I talked too this weekend that were generally excited about the McCain/Palin ticket.
We have already seen the blogosphere and message boards change their talking points when Obama said that the families of the candidates are out of bounds. Now the left is questioning how Palin can serve as VP with 5 children, and they question her priorities as her daughter got pregnant while she was busy serving as Governor.
I find it strange to hear this from the party who reintroduced the theme of equal pay for and equal day at their convention. I guess they just can’t stomach a woman who wants to succeed professionally and have a family.
I have no doubts in Governor Palin’s abilities; I just wish the Liberals could focus on the issues, not her family.