OK, one last post about the Bristol Palin pregnancy kerfuffle and then we'll move on to other things. Over at RightWingNews John Hawkins offers his 7 top reasons why Sarah Palin was a brilliant choice for VP. Here's my favorite.....
Palin has particular appeal on the Pro-life issue: Palin isn't just pro-life; she talks the talk and walks the walk. She didn't consider aborting her child with Down Syndrome and when her 17 year old daughter became pregnant with a child and decided to keep it, she supported her, which stands in stark opposition to Obama who famously said, "I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
There's a hell of a moral contrast there and it's not one that looks good for Obama.
Absolutely right! There is a small sliver of Americans(radical feminist nags), who actually think babies are useless parasites foisted on women by a patriarchal society, who encourage all women to consider aborting them if they think they might be inconvenient, and who cast votes based solely on the abortion issue. The other 95% of Americans don't see it that way. Half of them, or more, may be pro-choice but they don't think any baby is a punishment. John is right, the Obama campaign should stay away from that comparison at all costs.