Saturday, 13 June 2009
Sarah Palin's double standards
Sarah Palin intensified her war of words with comedian David Letterman, claiming his controversial joke about one of her daughters had contributed to the "acceptance of abuse of young women".
In the same interview with Matt Lauer, Sarah Palin pointed out the “double standard” between Obama’s family and her own, saying that the media heeded Obama’s warning during the campaign not to attack his family. She called him “the candidate who must be obeyed.”
When then Senator Obama warned the media , he was referring to Sarah Palin's own daughter. The same daughter who's an ambassador for Candie's. Don't they contribute to the acceptance of abuse of young women? Exploiting young women's sexuality to sell goods sounds like abuse to me.
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The way I see it, if anybody is contributing to any abuse, it's Sarah Palin herself, who mercilessly exploits her daughters for the sake of a soundbite or some misguided, hollow crusade.
Bristol will be forever associated with the image of a "knocked-up" teenager and now Willow will be forever associated with statutory rape. A late night TV joke is not responsible for these tawdry, lurid, cheap images. Neither is the President.
The only person responsible for their tabloid image is their own mother, the hot governor.