Here is another one on Sara Palin. Again, I couldn't resist. Ami Isseroff, usually a smart and self-effacing Israeli who knows his place... and explains about things Israeli, cracks a glass wall in order to ventilate a bit about the hopeful audacity of liberal double standards. But don't worry, he does not quite forget or spare Palin's penchant for Hitler apologist Buchanan and oter archeological theories. Here are a few snapshots:
So what does the camp of the angels and the intellectuals go and do? ... They spread a salacious and entirely false rumor that Bristol, the daughter of McCain's vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is the real mother of Palin's fifth son, who suffers from Down's syndrome...to force the McCain campaign to come out with the real and less than convenient truth, that 17 year old Bristol is really pregnant now.
Oh what glee this has caused in the camp of the enlightened progressives! ... If only the Palins had been Democrats, Bristol would have gotten an abortion, because everyone knows that teen mothers should get an abortion, right?
Except that Stanley Ann Dunham married Obama Sr. at age 18, in February of 1961... Baby Barak was born in August.... Obama's mom should have gotten an abortion, too, right? But when "the right" people do it, it is "bohemian" and "unconventional"...
Not since Hester Prynne and her letter "A" has America witnessed such an outpouring of true progressive sentiment and tolerance. Bristol Palin has already been put in the stocks and shamed on a scale that New England Puritans could never have imagined...
Just because Bristol Palin is having a baby and is not married yet, does not mean anyone should ignore her mother's support for arch-conservative gentleman's anti-Semite Buchanan, her insistence on legislating her anti-abortion morality to force it on others, her support for teaching creationism in the public schools, or her total ignorance and inexperience in foreign affairs.
But about that I have already posted, here.
That Hester Prynne's reference was a master stroke. As well as the zoom-in on the "compare and contrast" between Ann and Bristol, or more poignantly, Ann and Sara...
Here is a convergence of ironies playing against each other that should teach us all a valuable lesson, if only we knew how to read the tale of three women who could have, or should have, but rejected the abortion solution. What does that tell us about the very real dilemma presented by abortion?
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Tuesday, September 02, 2008