Has anyone ever seen Vice President Karen Walker hold that baby? I saw him getting passed around the airport tarmac and the GOP convention hall like a joint at Matthew McConaughey's house. I've never seen Palin actually hold him.
The right-wingers are frothing at the mouth in full-frontal anti-choice glory, saying how admirable it was she gave birth to him, but since the 17-year-old seems to be the one who holds him and cares for him most of the time, I'm not sure why the kudos are being directed at Annie Oakley.
And speaking of Bristol, here's what CONSERVATIVE Lawrence Auster says about the sudden acceptance of teen pregnancy among his Republican cohorts:
Since when do conservatives issue congratulations on an unwed teen pregnancy! Since when is it good news that a 17 year old high school student will be caring for her new born baby while attending high school? Since when is it good news that she must marry her 18 year old boy friend, two children wholly unprepared for marriage and parenthood? And since when is it good news that the 17 girl who is being forced to get married is already the prime care giver to her five month old special-needs baby brother because their mother is too busy running the state of Alaska and now running for vice president?
Just take that in. Bristol is already the primary caregiver for five-month old Downs' syndrome baby Trig.
If you look very carefully at the convention and the airport pix, by the way, you can see the prop, er, I mean, baby, but nowhere near the GOP's mom of the year.
Her convention speech won plaudits from all the usual suspects. Um, ok, no one ever said she couldn't read a teleprompter. She was a goddamn sportscaster once. They could have nominated Warner Wolf and got the same result.