But I am getting fed up at the hypocritical path that the Palins have ventured down, where on the one hand they decry the attention directed at their children in the media, and on the other they foster and feed that attention at every turn.
Because using your minor-aged children for your own political gain or as a lure for the limelight is just wrong. Todd and Sarah Palin are surely the parents from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.
So how have the Palins capitalized on their own children’s innocence? Three ways that I can count now.
Like using your newborn son, born with Down Syndrome as a poster child for why choosing abortion is the wrong choice.
Like using your 17 year old eldest daughter in a morality campaign promoting abstinence over contraception.
And now using the middle child, a 14 year old, as an object to imply that David Letterman is a pederast and should not be in the same room, city or state as her daughter.
“Letterman did give an apology of sorts later in the week when it became clear that it was Palin’s younger daughter, Willow, 14, who had come to town — not Willow’s older sister, Bristol, who has broken up with the father of her infant son. But Palin declined Letterman’s offer to appear on his show, saying ‘it would be wise to keep
away from’ him.” Willow
“On TODAY Friday, Lauer asked the governor if she had been implying that
would not be safe around the late-night comedian. ‘Take it however you want to take it,’ Palin replied. ‘It was a comment that came from the heart.’” Willow
That one was as over the top as Letterman’s comment, but as far as I could see, Letterman didn’t use his 5-year old son to make his point. Not like Palin made her point with the use of her 14-year old daughter
A point that is tantamount to an accusation.