Weirdest. Election. Ever.

I really don’t have much to say about today’s revelation that Palin’s 17 year-old daughter is pregnant except that I can’t imagine how stressful it is to be a pregnant teenager and I feel terrible for her that she has to be a pregnant teenager on the national political stage. Which is why, via Atrios, I really hope that this is not how Republicans decide to handle the situation.

Excuse my paternal (and political) indignation but I am in no mood for pleas that the media respect anyone’s privacy at this point. I don’t think it an exaggeration to say that this girl (and her boyfriend) have caused a crisis of global significance, and if her parents are serious about “the responsibilities of adulthood,” Bristol ought to face the consequences, including about 45 minutes in front of the klieg lights while reporters shout stupid questions.

What, she hasn’t already been publicly humiliated enough? We need to trot her out into the public square for a nationwide, good old fashioned slut-shaming? It’s bad enough that we expect all of our leaders to be Puritans, but anyone who holds their teenage kids up to that standard too must have skipped his teenage years and been spawned fully-formed from some sort of scaly egg sac.

2 Responses

  1. I hate to see the focus of American politics be the private lives of it’s leaders. It’s as if the mud-slinging was designed specifically to skirt important issues.

  2. My only question to Robert Stacey McCain is, Why be so progressive in your punishment for young Bristol given the rather medieval positions you’re advocating? Cameras and questions from the press? Puh-lease. If your goal is to further publicly humiliate a 17-year old girl who never asked for this in the first place, why not go back further? I’m sure there are some stocks available somewhere, if only for replication purposes but they can be spruced up again for a comeback just this once. And with the recent salmonella outbreak, plenty of tomatoes just begging to be hurled at a harlot who has committed a “crisis of global significance.” Al-Qaeda was just about to surrender and give up Bin Laden when this strumpet had to go cavorting about and gave them motivation to fight on. Western civilization is truly in jeopardy now. Better yet, forget the stocks. She’s clearly a witch, so let’s find us a duck and break out the scales!

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