Monday, September 01, 2008

Yes indeed, if Obama divulged that his 17-year old daughter was unmarried and pregnant, you can bet that Rush, Hannity, O'Reilly and the rest of the hypocritical goon squad would be finger-wagging 24/7, blustering about the lack of family values, the need for responsible parenting, and how young adults these days are overly promiscuous and should be force-fed abstinence.

But in this case, given the news comes from a Republican, we don't hear a peep. We of course don't hear sanctimonious lecturing from any Democrat, but even more predictably not a judgmental word has been leveled from the right. The silence is deafening. That's one thing we can always bank on, stupefying hypocrisy....

Go one further and imagine the wingnut-shout-universe if say Hillary (or Obama) were discovered to have fired an employee seemingly out of spite. We'd probably hear about just how god-awful wrong it was, such an abuse of power, something we certainly don't need for the next four years. Heck, much stink was made with Travelgate, which ultimately amounted to nothing but wasted tax payer money on several investigations into the matter.

Here with Palin and Monegan, we have Newt Gingrich calmly looking to downplay the potential scandal, believing she simply "exercised bad judgment" and that it's "not a deeply damaging problem."

Keep moving, nothing to see, just keep strolling right along on your lovely Labor Day....

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