Wednesday, September 03, 2008


is what’s happening to Gov. Sarah Palin.

So says NY Post’s Andrea Peyser whose column today begins - - -

Holy hoop skirts: When did the clock tick back to 1958?

When Joe Biden tragically lost his wife and infant daughter in a car wreck in 1972, not a single colleague, friend or competitor advised him to quit his newly won Senate seat to raise his two little surviving sons.

Rather, he was sworn into office from the injured boys' bedside, and took to commuting an hour and a half each way from Delaware to Washington. And when Biden's second wife gave birth to a daughter, no one thought to ask him to step aside and stay home.

They all do it. John Kennedy did it; so did Barack Obama: Men run for office and serve in elected positions while creating small children without ever being patronized as "super dads" or "multi-taskers."

Nor are they penalized, ridiculed or dismissed for ignoring their kids. They're good dads.

If Sarah Palin, tapped as John McCain's running mate, were a man, it's unlikely we'd even be having this conversation. (A man, or a Democrat.) (emphasis added) . . .

But women on the left, who fought long and hard for the ability to raise children simultaneously with election cash, are in spasms. (Some have simply kept silent. Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton - where are you?)

The same lefty media that studiously ignored the adolescence of Chelsea Clinton can't wait to dig into Bristol Palin.

The Diary section of Daily Kos Web site had a curious way to make Palin's daughter into a campaign issue: "Considering Palin was chosen solely for her religious right family values cred, Bristol's shotgun marriage and pregnancy are very fair game. They are the direct result of this lunatic abstinence-only garbage, and should be highlighted as such."

The stupendously sexist New York Times printed a front-page article noting that some unnamed women argue over "whether there are enough hours in the day for her to take on the vice presidency, and whether she is right to try." . . .

Peyser’s entire column’s here.


Anonymous said...

As Phyllis Schlafly put it last night, "Sarah Palin will appeal to women and men. She's likable, just like Hillary isn't."

Anonymous said...

John -

You know what this media frenzy about Gov. Palin reminds me of - the disinformation spewed forth by the media during the Duke/Durham-lacrosse hoax. As far as I can tell, everything reported about Gov. Palin that was meant to be pull her down has turned out to be false; sounds very much like what the media did to the lacrosse team and its coach, and what ultimately turned out to be the truth.

To paraphrase Mark Twain (and with all due respect to the original quote): Those who do not listen to the MSM are purported to be uninformed, but those who do, are certainly disinformed.

Jack in Silver Spring