Archive for September 1st, 2008

Family Values


I don’t understand this thinking. Clinton Wray and his family sat among the 14,000 who gathered to hear Obama speak in Milwaukee this evening. While he supported Obama’s decision to, in Wray’s words, “take the higher ground”, he was not convinced the pregnancy is irrelevant. “Republicans will say that they are the party of family […]

What else can he do? Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown reports: At a press avail in Monroe, Mich., Barack Obama on Palin: “Back off these kinds of stories.” This story – Sarah Palin’s daughter being pregnant – so positively reflects on the character of Sarah Palin, and so effectively absorbs people’s fascination, that all Barack wants […]

Pregnancy Today


Here’s the Today Show report on the pregnancy of Sarah Palin’s daughter. They have nothing much to say, except more media resentment over the surprise of Palin’s nomination. Did Sarah keep it secret? Do you think the problem is that McCain didn’t meet with Sarah enough before selecting her? Senior McCain campaign officials said the […]

Hey, Baby


The richness that Sarah Palin brings to our national political dialogue grows today with news that her daughter is pregnant. Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, is pregnant and will keep the baby and marry the father, a senior aide to Sen. John McCain confirmed to CNN Tuesday. Republican presidential candidate McCain was […]

How upsetting is the Sarah Palin selection for Democrats? Very. Democrats, between sniggers of derision and snorts of disgust, contend that Sarah Palin, John McCain’s vice-presidential pick is ridiculously unqualified to be president. Questions about her experience lead to questions about Barack’s – something he doesn’t want people focused on. It’s a reasonable objection on […]