Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bring It

The last 24 hours have shown us that Gov. Sarah Palin's children will not be afforded the same respect that was given to Chelsea Clinton for 8 years or even the Bush twins for most of their father's presidency. The reason for this is clear. Like Clarence Thomas and Condi Rice, Gov. Palin is attempting to take one of the highest positions in the federal government and in doing so she has strayed from the liberal plantation. A white man with her exact positions would be opposed strongly by the forces on the left. But, as a woman, she also adds the idea that female political figures DO NOT have to be Hillary/ Pelosi/ Boxer thinkalikes. That has to be opposed viciously by the hard core left. One could even say that a conservative-libertarian woman's national political career must be smothered to death in the crib. So, savaging 17 year old Bristol Palin? No problem. The same people have even suggested that Sarah was wrong for not killing Trig Paxson Van Palin in the womb. If they can heap venom, anger, and unbridled hatred on little baby Trig what does Bristol mean to them? Not much.

We don't find ourselves cheering Bill Kristol very often but yesterday when he got revved up as Mort Kondracke spewed the abortion activist's line on Brit Hume's "Special Report" applause broke out hereabouts. Later we found out that a CNN reporter had filed a "news" report that essentially had been written for her by an abortion activist group out of Anchorage. Our old pal Dr. Bennett spoke out from his perch as a token non-leftist on a channel we block on our satellite receiver. Was the good doctor pissed off? Oh yeah, he was.

Now we don't travel with the Focus on the Family folks nor are we members of the Southern Baptist Conference but it sure seemed to us here that their responses to the abortion activist's attacks on Sarah Palin through her 17 year old daughter Bristol were well -reasoned:

“This is the pro-life choice. The fact that people will criticize her for this shows the astounding extent to which the secular critics of the pro-life movement just don’t get it. Those who criticize the Palin family don’t understand that we don’t see babies as a punishment but as a blessing. Barack Obama said that if one of his daughters made a mistake and got pregnant out of wedlock he wouldn’t want her to be punished with a child. Pro lifers don’t see a child as punishment.”
-Dr. Richard Land, SBC

"Unfortunately, teenage pregnancy has become all too common in today's society regardless of a family's economic or social status. It is a problem that we remain committed to reducing through encouraging young people to practice abstinence.
Fortunately, Bristol is following her mother and father's example of choosing life in the midst of a difficult situation. We are committed to praying for Bristol and her husband to be and the entire Palin family as they walk through a very private matter in the eyes of the public."

-Tony Perkins, Focus on the Family

Meanwhile there is a meme out there, promoted by the Democrat handmaiden press, that Arthur B. Culvahouse did a slapdash job vetting Sarah Palin. He begs to differ. My money is on Mr. Culvahouse. His appointment to that job was not a glamour pick like Obama putting a Kennedy in the job. He heads up one of the most wired-in Washington DC law operations. Corner-cutting does not enter into their work. Fouling up a job like this would be very bad for business in the company town. Mr. Culvahouse says that in his interview with the Governor the first thing she told him about was Bristol's pregnancy. Naive is not a word to use in describing Sarah Barracuda. She stalks caribou in Alaska but she also knows that rabid jackals live in the Northeast corridor of the nation. Those drooling jackals have attacked not one but two of her babies. In fact, they've even attacked her unborn grandbaby. A stalker of big game knows just how unwise that is.

We'll leave it with this item from an article by Fred Barnes written 14 months ago:

"In the roughly three years since she quit as the state's chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the "body count" of Palin's rivals. "The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah," says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign. It includes Ruedrich, Renkes, Murkowski, gubernatorial contenders John Binkley and Andrew Halcro, the three big oil companies in Alaska, and a section of the (Anchorage) Daily News called "Voice of the Times," which was highly critical of Palin and is now defunct."

As for Trig? No matter what happens in an election he'll grow up knowing that Todd and Sarah love him deeply. And, that they put that Van before his last name because they like Van Halen and thought it would be pretty cool if his name was Van Palin. It could have been worse, Trig. Mom could've liked AC/DC better than VH.