Monday, September 01, 2008

Is this the best they have?!?

ST. PAUL: A series of disclosures about Governor Sarah Palin, Senator John McCain's choice as running mate, called into question on Monday how thoroughly McCain had examined her background before putting her on the Republican presidential ticket.

On Monday morning, Palin and her husband, Todd, issued a statement saying that their 17-year-old unmarried daughter, Bristol, was five months pregnant and that she intended to marry the father.

Among other less attention-grabbing news of the day: it was learned that Palin now has a private lawyer in a legislative ethics investigation in Alaska into whether she abused her power in dismissing the state's public safety commissioner; that she was a member for two years in the 1990 of the Alaska Independence Party, which has at times sought a vote on whether the state should secede; and that Todd Palin was arrested 22 years ago on a drunken-driving charge.

Taking these in order:

A 17-year-old girl gets pregnant. As the lovely and gracious Pamela Geller noted on her blog Atlas Shrugs:

"What can the left say? That Palin's daughter was loose? ha! Does anyone have a clue how difficult it is to raise children, daughters, in this cultural cesspool that the left (Hollywood and the music industry) has wrought? Spin through the channels. It is impossible to find G or PG13 fare. Every show has its "alternative" message that not only must be tolerated, it should be celebrated! Drug dealing mothers, glam lesbians, teenage sex, all of it all the time. And it's not just the content, its the commercials. Have you seen those condom ads on MTV? Everything the left produces has a porn, drug, morally bankrupt message."

Would the left prefer that the young woman go to an abortion mill and have the child chopped to pieces and sucked into a jar?

Yes, they would. I almost forgot it was the left we were talking about.

If the Jackass party really wants to talk moral failures lets remember that Barney Frank was running a gay prostitution ring out of his Washington apartment.

Palin has a lawyer because her enemies have trumped up an investigation about her conduct. Only an idiot thinks that just because you are innocent that you don't need council. The left had no problem with Bill Clinton not only having a lawyer but raising millions for his legal defense fund.

Remember that Palin is a reform governor who took on a corrupt establishment (a consistent theme of her entire political career). Corrupt establishments do not go down without a fight.

[S]he was a member for two years in the 1990 of the Alaska Independence Party, which has at times sought a vote on whether the state should secede. Good for her!

There isn't a damn word in the Constitution about secession and since the powers not expressly granted to the federal government are reserved to the people and the states it ought to be possible for states to leave the Union. Think about how much less of our freedom and wealth Washington would steal if they knew that entire states could vote with their feet.

Todd Palin was arrested 22 years ago on a drunken-driving charge. Wow, only 22 years ago! Ted Kennedy gets drunk and runs his car off of a bridge with a young woman inside. He abandons her even though she was still alive and swims to shore. He sneaks home and spends hours trying to line up an alibi by attempting to convince someone to claim that they were driving the car instead of him. After several hours he finally calls the cops. When they find the car the police divers see that the young woman's body is contorted in a position that indicates that she was pushing her face into the last remaining air pocket in the car. This means that she was alive and aware for possibly the better part of an hour. Time she spent hoping that the monster who put her into this position would have enough honor and decency - enough of a human soul - to come back or send someone back to save her.

And this "man" gets to be the "liberal lion of the Senate".

Notice how utterly tone-deaf the left is. I mean talk about people in glass houses throwing stones!

This is like Obama (the man with 143 days in the Senate who has never chaired even one meeting of the committee he is supposed to be heading) saying that Palin is inexperienced - even though she has more executive experience that Obama and Biden put together.

UPDATE: I want to be clear that I'm not playing the "everybody does it" game. That is Democrat territory and I won't soil myself by going there.

What I am doing is pointing out the Mickey Mouse nature of the left's case against Palin and their hypocrisy and double standard. Bristol Palin and her finance made a common moral error and the party which was willing to fight to the death to defend Bill Clinton after he was caught committing adultery with a woman young enough to be his daughter in the Oval Office wants to make an issue of it. See, both irrelevancy and hypocrisy in one package - how efficient.

The same is true as you go down the list. The candidate's spouse has a DUI more than two decades ago and the party which allows Ted Kennedy to be a leader wants to draw attention to it. If Todd Palin had a record of multiple DUI's it would indicate that he was an out of control alcoholic who could be a potential security risk. But one incident decades in the past indicates a man who screwed up once and learned his lesson. Again the left combines massive hypocrisy with the desperation of bringing up a non-issue.

As for Palin's membership in a political party which advocated secession note the fact that she left the party after just two years. Democrats allow Robert Byrd to occupy a leadership position in their party even though he was involved with the Ku Klux Klan for at least five years. Again they raise a non-issue and couple it with the rankest hypocrisy. You'd think these dimwits would learn when to keep their mouths shut.

The ethics investigation sounds less Mickey Mouse than the other issues, but it isn't. Palin fired someone whom she had every legal right to fire. And she didn't even attempt to frame him for felonies and have him sent to federal prison! Again, the party which formed a protective ring around the Clintons during the Travel Office scandal has eternally lost the moral right to even comment about this kind of issue.

I say again that if this is the worst the Jackass party can find about Palin I think we are seeing the woman who will become the nations first female president.