Friday, September 19, 2008

The Other Palin Question

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Last night I was watching the news. And I saw the candidates speaking. If you ever watch "the news" you know that they only show a snippet. And then they show the same snippet again. And again. But I digress.

There was Obama speaking. Alone with his crowd.

And there was John McShame, with current wife and former adultery partner Cindy.

And finally, there were Todd and Sarah.

Seems simple on its face, but it really got me to thinking.

Back when Sarah was chosen as veep choice, we were all told to "BACK OFF" from asking any questions, or making any comments, about her personal life. It was bad, we left wing progressive bloggers were told, to bring up anything about the lawsuits, criminal charges, underage drinking and pregnancy, any of it. And we've been good. (Although, usually the National Enquirer has something new every few days).

And when anyone even whispered about the baby, Trig, born in April of this year although there is no birth certificate, we were told to stand down and not mention it. The decision to have a special needs child was nobody's business but the Palin's. And as for that question of could Sarah juggle work and family? DON'T WORRY "they" said -- the baby has two parents.

So back to last night's screen shots. I know Todd has refused to show up in Juneau today to honour his subpoena. And I know he's out on the trail with Sarah, John and Cindy. Does this guy still collect a paycheck? OK, that was an unacceptable question. But this is not:

WHO is home with the baby?

And why is no one asking this? The baby is 5 months old, special needs, and has no parent in residence. How do YOU spell "r-e-s-p-o-n-si-b-i-l-i-t-y"?