Memo of Dems about Palin's Daughter: Bring it on
9/2/2008 6:46:41 AM - Mike Gallagher
Everyone likes to talk about "the latest buzz" at an event like this week's GOP Convention here in St. Paul. Obviously, the buzz has been over the revelation that Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter is pregnant.
I can't wait to sit back and see precisely how liberal Democrats plan to respond.
We're already hearing murmurings from the left that include accusations of hypocrisy on the part of a family-values-savvy political family; professed "concern" about a young woman who is a "victim" of abstinence-based education; and overall, a general feeling of delight on the part of Democrats who are undoubtedly disappointed that Gustav wasn't the Armaggedon they had hoped for.
To those Democrats, I say: bring it on. I hope we can hear how they would prefer that a young girl should be rushing off to the abortion clinic. I want to hear them suggest that marriage should never be an option for a young person.
Most of all, I want to listen to them pretend that a young girl getting pregnant isn't something that liberal Democrats ever experience.
Sarah Palin continues to be a great American story. She is a tough, compelling, amazing story. And what she is experiencing with her daughter is something plenty of American families have experienced and can relate to.
You want a Republican scandal? Finding out that Sarah Palin orchestrated an abortion for her daughter. That would be a scandal.
But no such controversy exists. A young girl gets pregnant, and makes good decisions. Having a baby is most definitely a "family value." Getting married is the ultimate "family value."
And every aspect of this story reminds Americans of Barack Obama and Joe Biden's pro-abortion stance, even when it comes to late term abortions.
So Democrats, have at it. Make hay out of this story. Bring it on.
You'll be helping the McCain/Palin ticket more than you can ever realize.