I can’t blog about what I really, really want to blog about right now, which is that if you are going to criticize me, it helps if you actually read what I actually wrote and not… oh forget it: I’ll just make it worse.
So let’s just hang out at Rachel’s while she goes berserk over other people’s grammar.
Plus someone actually came up with this. I feel much less alone now.
PS: Know why I’m gonna brag at you all that I yelled “What about Teddy Roosevelt?!” at the TV during Fred Thompson’s “field dressed moose” speech last night? Cuz that’s just the kind of pedantic bitch I iz.
Anyway, there seem to be a grand total of 5 people who understand what I was getting at with Palin’s daughter. Here is one of them, from a stopped clock liberal:
When an unmarried 17-year-old girl comes up pregnant on the South Side of Chicago, Republicans don’t make it sound like a beautiful thing.
They call it tragic and a moral failure, and they often blame the teen’s parents.
Paleo-libertarian (I guess) Illana Mercer notices what I (and Rosie Dimanno of The Star) did too: that the Palin camp used the word “proud” not once, but twice, in their post-revelation press release:
“As conservatives can imagine, my husband and I are deeply disappointed in our beautiful daughter, Bristol. Her actions flout the upbringing and the values we thought we had instilled in her. Our daughter is well aware of our disappointment. In addition to the enormous responsibilities she will be forced to shoulder due to her reckless behavior, she has her parents’ disapproval to deal with. As this is a private and very difficult matter for our family, we ask that the media respect our privacy and keep its distance.”
Question: Palin’s kid is five months into her pregnancy. Why on earth did she not get married earlier?
Naturally, this is an interesting conversation in itself. Note: nowhere have I intimated that this matter should–or does–have any bearing on Gov. Palin’s abilities.
I have yet to hear a decent response to these unassailable observations.
Am I just supposed to pretend that 50 million Christian conservatives all fell of a hell of a big horse over the weekend or what?
This is like a mix of Gaslight and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.