Monday, September 01, 2008

Damn Me, I Did it Again

Tuned into Fox News, that is - and Hannity among others. The outrage, the feigned disgust, the appalled righteousness on the part of the right wing in response to liberal bloggers asking questions about Governor Palin's daughter's pregnancy is the very height of hypocrisy. Not the world's most liberal blogger, Jake Tapper of ABC, asks a great question:

"What would the response be if Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, and his wife Michelle had a pregnant unmarried teenage daughter?"

I don't believe this young girl's pregnancy says anything about her mother's ability to govern, but the reaction to it, particularly from the right, says a whole lot about how we really live in two countries that will never get along. The right has their own media, the left has theirs. Those of us trying to get a glimpse of the truth have to switch back and forth and face both fronts of the propaganda storm.

It's already fractured beyond repair. I say we just split the thing down the middle.

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  • This isn’t picking on a pregnant teen and her family—this is a response to all those times the GOP threw ‘family values’ in the face of Democrats. Neither side can claim the high ground on that issue.

    Having said that, candidates’ kids should be off-limits.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at September 1, 2008 at 11:02 PM  

  • They tried splitting the US down the middle already, 'Packs. It didn't go too well.

    You'd think we wouldn't be so surprised by the hypocrisy by now. Both major parties are filled with value pimps and patriotic panhandlers.

    I'll side with Mencken on this one: "A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker."

    By Blogger M.M. McDermott, at September 2, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

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