The stress they have been through makes this understandable. The media's constant interference even cost Levi Johnson his job. And I don't care if he didn't have his GED. That could have been remedied quickly. We have seen a parade of unqualified people fill highly paid federal and state positions and most continued to do so by fulfilling the requirement. This was just one young man taking on burdens far beyond his years.
Is Bristol Palin fair game?Feed
17 year old Bristol palin and son AP Photo/Fox News
It seems to be a little distasteful when the left leaning media, or the wacky left bloggers decide to attack a candidate’s family. Granted there are whacked out loons on the right who do the same thing, but are politicians family members really fair game? Is it ok to attack a 17 year old girl who is already going through an extremely difficult situation?
This is in the news right now since it became known this week that Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, has broken up with her boyfriend and father of her baby.
Regardless of where one sits on the Sarah Palin issue, I for one happen to be on the fence, I feel attacking someone’s family is pretty classless. While I don’t really know how I feel about Palin, I do know that the McCain campaign made a huge mistake in picking her, and the proof of that is they got creamed in the election last fall.
Not knowing or not realizing what a publicity storm a teenage pregnancy was going to do to the campaign is the final mistake that sink the McCain ship. However I don’t think it is fair to continually attack Palin’s daughter.
I found this article from last September that kind of coincides with my thoughts on this. It is not ok to attack family members, attack the candidate all you want they asked for it by running but leave family members, especially the children out of it.
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