It's a little late for Sarah Palin to present herself as the, "outraged mother" after parading her seventeen year old unwed pregnant daughter across the nation in a lame attempt to demonstrate family values and become Vice President of the United States. The outraged train left the station last year.
To stamp her foot and quote Obama saying family was, "off limits," is silly; adding more to the Palin juvenile mystique: "I can see Russia..." or, "Which newspapers do you read?" Answer: "Duh."
Outrage should have been focused on the absence of parental supervision, not at a comedian making a joke. And to suggest the joke was directed at the fourteen year old daughter is creepy weird.
Mothers cringed when they saw that young girl dragged out onto the stage pregnant, tired, probably nauseous, smiling, doing her part for her cheerleader mother who accused the Democratic candidate of palling around with terrorists and called him un-American. Why wasn't Sarah Palin screaming her family was, "off limits"? Why wasn't the pregnant teenager finishing her high school studies in the solace of her home in Alaska? Was mother palling around too much with ambition and willing to sacrifice her own daughter?
A father should never have allowed his daughter to be so exploited. Better to say she was, "Off limits."
David Letterman made another joke about the Republican convention four years ago, suggesting that on stage it looked as though the Cheney, (openly gay) daughter was about to hit up on one of the Bush twins. No one was outraged. No one screamed apologize. Some laughed. Some shrugged. Wanda Sykes on Rush Limbaugh's kidneys? Nah. Keep them kidneys going. Barack Obama and the Special Olympics? No.
Now, the candidate who was palling around high end department stores to the tune of two hundred thousand dollars on campaign clothing for her family is voicing outrage at poor taste! It would be funny, except she's firing up the rhetoric, suggesting Letterman can't be trusted with little girls. Sick.
But if she runs real, real fast, she can catch that train back home to Alaska. And get over it.
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