September 02, 2008

"He Didn't Vet the Bimbo"

Of course he didn't. And having Palin on the ticket will be a disaster for the Republicans (oh, please God, please!).

A series of disclosures about Gov. Sarah Palin, Senator John McCain’s choice as running mate, called into question on Monday how thoroughly Mr. McCain had examined her background before putting her on the Republican presidential ticket.

On Monday morning, Ms. Palin and her husband, Todd, issued a statement saying that their 17-year-old unmarried daughter, Bristol, was five months pregnant and that she intended to marry the father.

Among other less attention-grabbing news of the day: it was learned that Ms. Palin now has a private lawyer in a legislative ethics investigation in Alaska into whether she abused her power in dismissing the state’s public safety commissioner; that she was a member for two years in the 1990s of the Alaska Independence Party, which has at times sought a vote on whether the state should secede; and that Mr. Palin was arrested 22 years ago on a drunken-driving charge.

And the Palins continue to hide important facts from Americans. Not only have we not seen Trig's birth certificate, as Andrew Sullivan has pointed out—we also haven't seen Sarah Palin's obstetrical records during her fifth pregnancy, so we don't know if she was gaining weight at the proper rate, or getting enough beta carotene.

And the American People still, to this day, haven't been told what brand of prenatal vitamins Bristol is taking, so we can verify that they have sufficient iron in them. We haven't been told where Bristol and her boyfriend will be living, or what their childcare arrangements will be. We haven't been reassured who will be watching Trig, should McCain die six moths into the Presidency, as old men so often do, leaving Governor Bimbo as the estrogen-driven supervisor of the nuclear football!

Haven't the McCain people ever heard of "post-partum depression"? And what if Bristol has breastfeeding questions, calls her mother up at night, and leaves the now-President too exhausted to face the Russians with a clear head the next day?

Also, women bleed a lot, whether they have kids or not. Aren't we putting the White House sheets at grave risk?

Posted by Attila Girl at September 2, 2008 06:58 AM | TrackBack

Sounds like an actual WaPo or NYT column.

Posted by: Cory at September 2, 2008 07:47 AM

OK. Then why did you think it would be a good idea for Hillary to be President?

Posted by: Alexandra NYC at September 2, 2008 07:54 AM

Oh, noes, Br'er Obama, don't throw me in the briar patch! -- Br'er McCain

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at September 2, 2008 08:45 AM

I'm more interested in seeing all documentation regarding Obama's citizenship (since he was listed as an Indonesian citizen and Muslim) in his grammer school record. I also want Obama to release records to show whether he registered with the Selective Service, as required, failure to do which was a crime. I also want to learn the details of the Obama/Ayers Annenberg Chicago Project, where they dolled tens of millions of dollars to leftist thought-police types, all the while Obama claiming that Ayers was 'just a guy in his neighborhood', a casual acquaintance. Did he forget the 50million?

Posted by: DrPaul at September 2, 2008 09:10 AM

Me, I see this rampant sexism on the left to be rather amusing. Has anyone made the claim that Palin is not an "authentic" woman yet?

"Get back on the reservation, bitch!"

Posted by: Desert Cat at September 2, 2008 09:24 AM

Me, I see this rampant sexism on the left to be rather amusing. Has anyone made the claim that Palin is not an "authentic" woman yet?

"Get back on the reservation, b!tch!"

Posted by: Desert Cat at September 2, 2008 09:25 AM

Rich! Wish I'd written that. Laughed until the tears came. I happened to be in the Denver Airport Friday morning when this announcement was made and can I tell you the hush that came over the crowd? There was much crowding around the T.V. sets and then a furious typing on the Blackberries by all the folks wearing press credentials. This announcement took all the wind out of their sails. They KNEW they were in trouble. C'mon, when you've got to pick on a 17 year old girl to try and discredit her mother, you are truly reaching.

Posted by: TxSkirt at September 2, 2008 10:59 AM

An amazing thing to me is the unmitigated gall of liberals to express outright sexists comments and be oblivious to what they are actually saying.
They are so full of uncontrollable bitterness and hate toward anything non liberal they have lost ( if they ever had it) all semblance of decency and fair play

Posted by: edward cropper at September 2, 2008 11:03 AM

The thing is that women are noticing it, whether they choose to wear the label "feminist" or not. Even the ones who are not opening their mouths ('cause they are still in shock at the sheer level of sexism) are taking notice.

This is not playing well, except among people who are desperate to see it play well.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 2, 2008 11:11 AM

A funny thing happened on the way to the Obama Accession . . .

Buffy comes through again. In every generation, there is but one slayer.

Posted by: Darrell at September 2, 2008 11:42 AM

Pointing out that McCain's camp may not have vetted her very well is not the same as criticizing her or her daughter for a teen pregnancy.

I don't care about her daughter's pregnancy, except to say that 17 year olds are too young to have babies, and this pregnancy is unfortunate for the family.

I would say that it suggests that the McCain camp didn't think very carefully about Governor Palin as a candidate. And that's a fair critique, since it's the biggest decision he's made as a candidate, and he seems to have made it imprudently and based on pandering to the far right's anti-choice anti-gay pro-gun pro-oil agenda.

Posted by: rin at September 2, 2008 01:31 PM

I read somewhere their periods attract bears. Bears can smell the menstruation. Now McCain is putting the whole White House in jeopardy.

Posted by: William Teach at September 2, 2008 01:39 PM

Pro-life. Pro-family. Pro-Second Amendment. Pro-energy independence. Yeah, call it "far" right if you want. Maybe if you live in a coastal city it might seem so. Call it "pandering" if you want, but last time I checked, this is still (nominally) a representative democracy. If McCain expects to get the votes of the party base, he has to make an effort to represent the base.

Posted by: Desert Cat at September 2, 2008 02:25 PM

I just think it's cool that we get freedom to choose who we'll vote for in November... Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn would have had us in a totalitarian regime like Vietnam, Cuba, Zimbabwe, or East Germany by now...

Posted by: jtb-in-texas at September 2, 2008 02:32 PM

The harpies are definitely circling and the foulest harpies are lefty media women who never met an abortion they didn't like. Too bad for them because once the public gets to know Sara-cuda, I believe the platform for such bilge will collapse like a house of cards.

Posted by: Brooksie at September 2, 2008 03:02 PM

I'm spending quite a bit of time with women the last month of two, for some reason the women vastly outnumber the men where I'm taking some physical therapy after shoulder surgery.
At any rate even the Democrat women are furious over how Governor Palin is being treated. Now there are working women, mostly married.
These media types are making a big mistake, as are the Donks pushing this story. As far as the daughter being pregnant, does anybody recall what year this is? There isn't a parent out there that hasn't worried about this very thing. Well, except of course, Andy Sullivan's parents.

Posted by: Peter at September 2, 2008 07:22 PM


If McCain's choice of Palin was imprudent, why? He knew the dirt on her, and he didn't care. If he felt that her family life was her own business, and that her daughter should be free to choose to marry the father of her baby . . . who are we to criticize that?

Wouldn't it make more sense to criticize her WRT policies? I know you're doing that, but when you wander off-point to "17-year-olds shouldn't have babies," it kind of worries me. Of course they shouldn't, but at least this particular couple has a large extended family to help them work it all out. And if we are "pro-choice," musn't we support this choice as well?

I'm not hearing any of this about Obama--that his young pre-teen daughters will be too demanding on his time, and he oughtn't to seek the Presidency.

And, yeah--that strikes me as a bit sexist, to tell you the truth.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 2, 2008 07:38 PM

About 17 year old expecting Bristol, I have an idea for the name for a movie: "JUNEAU."

Posted by: Richard_Manitoba at September 2, 2008 07:53 PM

I am an undecided voter. The thing that really puts me off is, the republician and democrate attacks on what they say the other guy is going to do, i am much more interested in hearing what they are going to do and how they are going to do it. All this BS about 17yr olds pregnent daughters or questioning citizenship. This is just a smoke screen, a distraction. If your biggest concern is who is the mother of a baby or a guy had a muslum father and not the state of our declining nation, your part of the problem. I would much rather hear about tax plans, spending plans. Whats is the future for our military men and women, oil prices, weak dollar, housing market, creating jobs in america, restoring the middle class. We need to focus on the issues that affect us all. Not this tabloid garbage that seems to be the focal point consume the american public. Both sides say the other guy must think Americans are stupid, then again, if this is what they worry about, maybe they are right!

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