And now an alleged affair

If ever the Palin story could get even more complicated- politics/fromtheroad/entry4413030.shtml /mccain-camp-battles-natio_n_123696.html

This explains the weird paternity comment that Steve Schmidt made to Katie Couric yesterday. Also dooms Palin in my opinion. A hint of a scandal for a woman is too  much. The religious right will also revolt. I have to say that McCain is looking the biggest imbecile out there.

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Of course this will get called sexist, too, but it seems ludicrous given that Republicans just finished praising the Enquirer for relentlessly conducting a witch hunt about Edwards (and found one, unfortunately), who is, by all accounts, a man.

Who cares at this point? They'll call anything sexist, and all we really need are real feminists out there decrying the media's sexism but pointing out that many of the remarks about Palin don't really qualify as unfair.

by vcalzone 2008-09-03 05:03PM | 0 recs
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Which is not to say that they are are forced to do anything. Clinton advisors are agreeing that the media is sexist, and I can't really fault them for that. But for God's sake, don't let someone use it as an excuse to silence political criticism.

by vcalzone 2008-09-03 05:04PM | 0 recs
Cut the Clinton People some slack...

They were calling remarks about whether or not she could manage family issues AND be VP as sexist, which, while I could see these questions asked of a man (They did to John Edwards), they did to seem to have sexist overtones.

Everything else, IMO, has been fair game.

Anyway, despite some worry-worts I don't see a real threat of blow-back over this.  Compared to Hillary, the media has so far treated Palin with kid gloves.

The defining moment of sexism was right before the NH primaries when Hillary got misty-eyed and the media pounced hard, and accused her of crocodile tears.  Even though I supported Obama that moment made me cringe.  Palin hasn't experienced anything close to that.

by Homebrewer 2008-09-03 05:08PM | 0 recs
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That's fair.  I'm not sure why things are so controversial.  I think most of us have a good idea what IS and what is NOT a reasonable issue to cover.  Allegations about managing family and VP...well, of course that's sexist.  No one worries that Obama will be absent for his little girls, and a father figure is just as important.  

Let's call out REAL sexism when we see it, but operate with an understanding that all issues dealing with sex aren't going to be sexist.  

BTW, off topic, but since your name is "Homebrewer" I was curious if you brew clones of any fine beers I might be familiar with.  I'm enjoying a North Coast saison, this evening, because the RNC leaves a bad taste in my mouth :)

by freedom78 2008-09-03 05:20PM | 0 recs
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Come on?  The National Enquirer as a news source.  Dont you think this is below the standard we should set for ourselves as democrats?

Just one democrats opinion.


by giusd 2008-09-03 05:05PM | 0 recs
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They were right about Edwards. That bit all of us in the ass. The GOP can ignore this at their peril.

by vcalzone 2008-09-03 05:07PM | 0 recs
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Sure, see I carefully said alleged affair. And also said ``hint of an affair.''  Who knows, but to me it explains the Steve Schmidt interview where he went on about amniotic fluid, paternity tests and etc..

I dont think  an affair should disqualify a person, but then what do you know.

by ann0nymous 2008-09-03 05:08PM | 0 recs
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Let's don't touch this.

by Jordache 2008-09-03 05:07PM | 0 recs
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The Enquirer is a piece-of-shit rag and no attention should be paid to them until their "stories" are substantiated by respectable news outlets.
That being said, they've been getting it right on marital indiscretion (witness: Edwards) and McCain's violent pushback against this second cousin to the Weekly World News makes me pause.

Still, though, let's not push any of this crap. There are things that the MSM is loathe to cover, but adultery isn't one of them. I'm sure they'll be all over this WITHOUT our help, and if there's something there, SOMEONE will find it.

by EvilAsh 2008-09-03 05:08PM | 0 recs
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I can agree with that, and I ain't pushing it, but I still want to know that it exists.

by vcalzone 2008-09-03 05:09PM | 0 recs
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Wed Sep 03 2008 18:19:21 ET

"The National Enquirer's coverage of a vicious war within Sarah Palin's extended family includes several newsworthy revelations, including the resulting incredible charge of an affair plus details of family strife when the Governor's daughter revealed her pregnancy. Following our John Edwards' exclusives, our political reporting has obviously proven to be more detail-oriented than the McCain campaign's vetting process. Despite the McCain camp's attempts to control press coverage they find unfavorable, The Enquirer will continue to pursue news on both sides of the political spectrum."

After the Edwards affair and coverage it's going to be hard to pin "sexism" on this. That being said, no Democrat should get near this story. If it's true ( big IF) we should let the story unfold by itself.

by spacemanspiff 2008-09-03 05:14PM | 0 recs


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