Going after her kids

Thomas Lifson
To her political enemies, Sarah Palin must be destroyed, even if it means humiliating her children by exposing their faults to a worldwide audience. The National Enquirer claims to have discovered a drug problem and implies sluttiness, among other foibles among the minor children of the woman who is driving them insane with rage.

Ethel C. Fenig writes,

"Further proof for enquiring minds that want to know that the Palin family is so normal, grappling with issues that most families, except liberal ones, seem to have; hormone addled adolescents and other problems from children and upsetting in laws. 

"Knowing that Governor Palin, a working woman, has to cope with similar problems they have will surely endear her to many, prompting them to vote for her, except those untroubled liberal who either don't have them or see themselves as helpless victims of an oppressive society because the government won't help."

Ethel's absolutely right. The only way to be shocked that her kids have problems is to make the assumption that Palin has to be perfect. There is a prevalent caricature of religious Americans among journalists and other Obama supporters that expects them to hate a working mom and hold the imperfections of her kids against her. It is a laughably clueless self-delusion on the part of a class of people who esteem themselves mostly on the basis of their superiority to people like Sarah Palin. Oh, and incidentally, a majority of Americas, aside from the eastern and western seaboards and a few other blue outposts.

This will backfire, like so many other attempts to slime a woman who embodies so much to such a large slice of Americans.
To her political enemies, Sarah Palin must be destroyed, even if it means humiliating her children by exposing their faults to a worldwide audience. The National Enquirer claims to have discovered a drug problem and implies sluttiness, among other foibles among the minor children of the woman who is driving them insane with rage.

Ethel C. Fenig writes,

"Further proof for enquiring minds that want to know that the Palin family is so normal, grappling with issues that most families, except liberal ones, seem to have; hormone addled adolescents and other problems from children and upsetting in laws. 

"Knowing that Governor Palin, a working woman, has to cope with similar problems they have will surely endear her to many, prompting them to vote for her, except those untroubled liberal who either don't have them or see themselves as helpless victims of an oppressive society because the government won't help."

Ethel's absolutely right. The only way to be shocked that her kids have problems is to make the assumption that Palin has to be perfect. There is a prevalent caricature of religious Americans among journalists and other Obama supporters that expects them to hate a working mom and hold the imperfections of her kids against her. It is a laughably clueless self-delusion on the part of a class of people who esteem themselves mostly on the basis of their superiority to people like Sarah Palin. Oh, and incidentally, a majority of Americas, aside from the eastern and western seaboards and a few other blue outposts.

This will backfire, like so many other attempts to slime a woman who embodies so much to such a large slice of Americans.