Monday, April 13, 2009

But It's OK When You're Running For Office

Sarah Palin:
“Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We’re disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship,” says the statement from the Palin family rep.
Crown Tip to Owen


  1. "But It's OK When You're Running For Office"...what is okay? I'm totally missing your point here, capper.

  2. Palin exploited her daughter and her daughter's relationship during the campaign. She is not one to criticize others for doing it as well.

    But then again, it has been her standard method of operation.

  3. She did? I didn't see her exploiting her children. What was she suppose to do...hide her kids and pretend they didn't exist?

  4. Like most of the way their campaign handled the entire Palin clan, they mishandled the children. She didn't have to hide them, but don't keep putting them out front and center and then complain when someone looks at them.

  5. capper...she didn't put her kids out front and center any more than Obama or McCain did with their kids. In fact...wasn't it Obama who posed with his kids for magazines and allowed his kids to be interviewed on some entertainment show? I don't recall Gov. Palin doing that with her kids. Most of Gov. Palin's kids are still minors and it only makes sense they would have been with her and her husband during the campaign.

    BTW...there is no excuse for what Levi and his family are doing to Bristol Palin. How can anyone get on TV and humiliate another person (the mother of his baby and the mother of her grandbaby) like they are doing? She has every right as Bristol's mom to complain about what Levi and his family are saying about Bristol...and she has every right to complain or at least set the record straight if they are lying about her or her family.

  6. Yes, Obama did it, and then he pulled them back when he realized it was over the line.

    Palin kept it up, to the point of talking about how they were going to get married, etc.

    What Levi did was wrong, but it is hypocritical for Palin to complain about it when she did the same.

    And before it gets to the inevitable, yes, people in the media and the blogs did cross the line when it came to the some of the issues with Sarah's youngest (Twig or whatever the boy's name is).

  7. It's not the same at all. According to you Gov. Palin should never talk about her own kids.

  8. Did you not say because Gov. Palin was talking about Bristol getting married (which is what Bristol and Levi told her) she's a hypocrite for complaining about Levi going on TV and discussing intimate details of his and Bristol's relationship...and for saying Gov. Palin knew about it? So...basically Gov. Palin shouldn't talk about her kids or she will be called a hypocrite if she ever has to defend them when others are exploiting them. That's hardly fair.

  9. Palin talked about her kids a lot more than just the marriage. But whatever topic she brought up, whether it dealt with her kids or not, she would then complain when it was analyzed.

    I'm sorry I don't have the time to go back and do the research to give you a more specific example.

  10. That's okay. We won't ever agree on this topic. I don't see anything wrong with a mom talking positively about her kids. I do see something wrong with Levi's mother going on TV with her son and disrespecting Bristol and her family the way they did. I know you know there is a difference but you dislike Gov. Palin so much you won't admit it. ;-)

    BTW...I don't understand why you dislike Gov. Palin so much. Seems odd.

  11. My issues with Palin are many. I've written some, including how she thinks rape victims should pay for their own lab work to catch and convict the rapist.

    There are a couple of other things that recently happened that I just haven't had time to write about yet.

    Yes, Levi was wrong, but Sarah did a lot more than just "talk positively" about her kids, in my humble opinion. But you are correct in that we'd be best to agree to disagree.