As Barack Obama breaks the 50% mark for the first time in a new Gallup poll, Hurricane Palin roars into the rocky shores of Camp McSame, wreaking havoc that smells to the deluded conservative faithful like victory. Not difficult to understand considering the entire presidential campaign of “The Marverick” is falling apart at the seams. Never underestimate the power of denial.
The overriding conservative argument seems to be that it’s the fault of Liberal bloggers and the mysoginistic MSM for reporting the news that was announced willingly by the McCain campaign. They just made it worse!
Now, instead of it being a low lying silly blogger conspiracy story (that could so easily be dismissed as such, or simply ignored) about how Sarah Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her daughter Bristol’s pregnancy, it’s a gossip story about the daughter of an anti-sex education, anti-birth control, anti-Choice, pro-abstainance conservative Christian VP nominee and a Theocrat who’s 17 year-old daughter is pregnant out of wedlock and the father doesn’t want kids!
Further, it’s mind boggling that conservatives are out there who think it’s 1) not a story. and 2) The fault of the media for reporting it. We are talking about the VP for the USA here, not class president. This stuff comes out. Which is why the McCain camp tried in vain to control it themselves with horrible results. It was transparent from the start. It never should have gotten this far.
You really have to wonder if Palin was properly vetted, (it appears not) but once they made the decision to go ahead knowing that Bristol was pregnant: did they really feel comfortable and thought it was prudent (ethically? politically?) announcing to the world the very private and personal details of a young woman’s life? And, using a conspiracy theory that was WAY off the national radar as a launching pad to which to hoist blame? It’s not a smart move from either perspective.
Young Bristol’s right to privacy is more important than the political campaign of John McCain or the political aspirations of her mother. And, what about the unborn child and the father? Their lives are now forever changed by the cynical and stupid decisions of a few politicians willing to throw people to the dogs to win an election. Mind blowing isn’t it?
What we have here is a presidential media campaign that has decided to use the pregnancy of a teenager as political fodder. And, that’s pretty atrocious. And, to make it worse: they made the decision to move ahead KNOWING it would be a media circus and then tried (and failed) to dump it into a slow news cycle. Wow.
They tried to sweep it under the carpet over the Labor Day weekend when most American’s turn off the TV and computers for some beach and BBQ time with the family. And, with Hurricane Gustav coming to bash New Orleans back into the Dark Ages, you couldn’t ask for better cover.
Alas, Gustav turned out to not be the storm of the century and the unmarried and pregnant teen of a VP nominee is definitely the story of the century. At least from a TMZ sleaze kind of perspective.
And, all the maneuvering and media bashing isn’t going to change that reality.
Jill at Brilliant at Breakfast thinks the entire thing could be a head fake. Something to consider.
The only other option is that the McCain people and the Maverick himself are really this stupid.