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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 12:25 PM
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39. Perspective Please...Leave ALL The Kids Alone!
I know this is almost impossible to ask for in this day of self-gratification and a sensational coporate media, but for me, and I suspect many others here...this matter wasn't about the Palin children...they are being dragged into a national spotlight that will drastically alter their lives no matter what happens. We didn't put them in that situation...her parents, and specifically her mother did. And further, the entire matter will now grow no thanks to the selfish, cynical and desperate motives and actions of John Sidney McCain. PERIOD!

As I kept saying (as did others), this matter wasn't about who the mother was or even about the religious aspects, but from a purely political perspective. It points to parents who put their careers and egos ahead of the best interests of their children and a corrupt political party that is attempting to parlay Palin's selection as some kind of "new feminist" in a ploy to hoodwink women and play for the votes, and more specifically the pocketbooks of the "base" of fundies and other right wing "moralists". Remember, since Friday, Camp Gramps pulled in $5 million in much needed money and pandered to the most repressive and intolerant elements of the party.

This is now a big character issue with both Commander Huff'nPuff and Grannie Sarah Barracuda. What message does this send as to their ability to govern responsibly and rationally? As always, one can't help but note that if this had been a Democrat, I'm certain the cables would break into their hurricane orgy and blast the news...fortunately they're not doing this, yet, but it's still to determined how they'll handle this scandal...and, yes, it is now a REAL scandal, not some rumor mongering by "whackos" (ala Obama is a Muslim)...the initial reports were confirmed (the girl's pregnancy) and it forced Camp Gramps, while an American city is once again fighting for its survival, to use this as cover to release this dirty little family secret.
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  -Leave the kid alone! Raven  Sep-01-08 11:26 AM   #0 
  - Excuse me?  Sarah Ibarruri   Sep-01-08 11:28 AM   #1 
  - SInce the kid is pregnant, doesn't that imply that the mother didn't lie about herself?  hedgehog   Sep-01-08 11:33 AM   #8 
     - Palin never met a lie she didn't like and she's running for VP  Sarah Ibarruri   Sep-01-08 11:36 AM   #12 
     - how many other innocent kids are the gop morons going to attack?  samsingh   Sep-01-08 01:10 PM   #58 
     - how many other innocent kids are the gop morons going to attack?  samsingh   Sep-01-08 01:10 PM   #59 
  - It's not the kid  Mz Pip   Sep-01-08 11:29 AM   #2 
  - !  Blue State Native   Sep-01-08 11:32 AM   #4 
     - Can you imagine the RW's  Mz Pip   Sep-01-08 11:34 AM   #11 
        - Oh no doubt they would have had a field day! Let the Spin Begin!  Blue State Native   Sep-01-08 11:38 AM   #16 
        - Bingo  Fuzz   Sep-01-08 12:19 PM   #33 
  - I AGREE  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 11:31 AM   #3 
  - No one will pick on the kid but her mother is a whole  CC   Sep-01-08 11:32 AM   #5 
  - She KNEW Bristol was Pregnant when she said  POAS   Sep-01-08 11:47 AM   #22 
  - You're wrong, I'm afraid. Look at these threads.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-02-08 10:56 AM   #70 
  - Oh Hell No!  shadowknows69   Sep-01-08 11:32 AM   #6 
  - Blame John McCain and Sarah Barracuda  BlueIdaho   Sep-01-08 11:32 AM   #7 
  - Blame right wing parenting and abstinence classes in school  Warpy   Sep-01-08 11:33 AM   #9 
  - I'll get flamed for this because of my low post count  Stern21   Sep-01-08 11:34 AM   #10 
  - I think I'll take my lead from Barack Obama on this and I suspect  Raven   Sep-01-08 11:36 AM   #13 
     - Strategically, I agree  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 12:19 PM   #32 
  - I agree with you  riderinthestorm   Sep-01-08 11:37 AM   #14 
  - I agree about the girl. We should leave HER alone.  FedUpWithIt All   Sep-01-08 11:37 AM   #15 
  - I agee Raven,leave the girl alone  JitterbugPerfume   Sep-01-08 11:39 AM   #17 
  - Aha, I am going to add Sarah Barracuda to this--  itsjustme   Sep-02-08 10:38 AM   #68 
  - Thank you.  likesmountains 52   Sep-01-08 11:40 AM   #18 
  - It is a sad and strange story.  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 11:43 AM   #19 
  - Tell that to Mrs Moose..  SoCalDem   Sep-01-08 11:44 AM   #20 
  - i agree with you.  endless october   Sep-01-08 11:44 AM   #21 
  - Why did her mom drag her into the national spotlight?  POAS   Sep-01-08 11:48 AM   #23 
  - Maybe Mom didn't know. It's possible that the kid was keeping  Raven   Sep-01-08 11:53 AM   #25 
  - no offense, but she couldn't keep it a secret from millions of  JanMichael   Sep-01-08 12:07 PM   #27 
  - From what I understand  Texasgal   Sep-01-08 12:07 PM   #28 
     - I was referring to her  POAS   Sep-01-08 12:15 PM   #30 
        - True...  Texasgal   Sep-01-08 12:23 PM   #37 
           - OK  POAS   Sep-01-08 12:54 PM   #44 
  - Agrred and Palin should stop blaming liberal bloggers.  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-01-08 11:51 AM   #24 
  - This message is for Sarah, right? Because I haven't seen any DUers ragging on the kid. n/t  dadsblacksheep   Sep-01-08 11:54 AM   #26 
  - no one is saying anything about the girl  madrchsod   Sep-01-08 12:11 PM   #29 
  - Dragging those kids into the national spotlight  POAS   Sep-01-08 12:18 PM   #31 
  - Raven, Sarah Palin's daughter is yet another symbol of what is wrong with the conservative ideology.  JDPriestly   Sep-01-08 12:20 PM   #34 
  - That young woman is not a symbol, she's a person. n/t  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 12:31 PM   #40 
     - But her daughter represents MORE than herself  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 01:00 PM   #48 
     - You're objectifying a human being. Is your candidate so lame  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 01:03 PM   #51 
        - I don't understand your question  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 01:07 PM   #56 
           - Self serving justifications. Thank goodness Axelrod and Obama  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 01:17 PM   #61 
     - People can be symbols.  JDPriestly   Sep-02-08 10:23 AM   #67 
  - "If I were Mom..." - nuff said.  BlooInBloo   Sep-01-08 12:21 PM   #35 
  - I agree we should try and stay away from making the story about a kid really.  applegrove   Sep-01-08 12:22 PM   #36 
  - Her MOM  AldebTX   Sep-01-08 12:24 PM   #38 
  - Perspective Please...Leave ALL The Kids Alone!  KharmaTrain   Sep-01-08 12:25 PM   #39 
  - I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 12:31 PM   #41 
     - Slippery Slope Time  KharmaTrain   Sep-01-08 12:58 PM   #46 
  - Sorry, but since her mom decided to become a national political figure  LibInTexas   Sep-01-08 12:39 PM   #42 
  - Been trying but you said it better then I have been!  POAS   Sep-01-08 12:57 PM   #45 
  - Some of you people were born to lose, I swear.  Marr   Sep-01-08 12:47 PM   #43 
  - Don't insult me just because you disagree. I don't see Obama  Raven   Sep-01-08 12:59 PM   #47 
  - Sorry if the truth hurts.  Marr   Sep-01-08 01:06 PM   #55 
     - What is truth to one person...  LanternWaste   Sep-02-08 10:41 AM   #69 
  - so you really think Obama will LOSE unless we focus on this  jonnyblitz   Sep-01-08 01:05 PM   #52 
  - "This is the only way we can win and not deserve to".  Marr   Sep-01-08 01:17 PM   #62 
  - And some of you people were born to be Republicans.  GreenJ   Sep-01-08 01:06 PM   #53 
  - Oh, bullshit. Every single thread attacking Andy and Termite  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 01:06 PM   #54 
  - Oh, spare me. This isn't about the kid...  Carolina   Sep-01-08 01:02 PM   #49 
  - I wish I could recommend this post  Ikonoklast   Sep-01-08 01:18 PM   #63 
  - Exactly.  Marr   Sep-01-08 01:24 PM   #64 
  - So in turn we moralize and pass judgment. Thanks, but no thanks.  HopeLives   Sep-01-08 02:14 PM   #66 
  - McCain and Palin are to blame, not us.  liberalmuse   Sep-01-08 01:02 PM   #50 
  - Raven, I'm going to do something else. Glad you posted the thread.  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 01:09 PM   #57 
  - what would Palin do if one of the Barack (or Biden, Gore, Clinton) girls  samsingh   Sep-01-08 01:11 PM   #60 
  - Sorry but if your parent  tpsbmam   Sep-01-08 01:29 PM   #65 

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