Comments on: Media should back off Bristol Palin, Obama says http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Roy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-373208 Sat, 06 Sep 2008 07:27:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-373208 I don’t know if ‘legally’ having sex with a minor is termed rape in united states? But in several countries a minor’s consent for sex is no consent.
I think her boyfriend is legally a rapist and Sarah palin officially endorses this. Is this the conservative agenda? Or are conservatives becoming increasingly hypocritical these days? Sin and turn to cross!! Good philosophy!!

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By: Matt Silbert http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372980 Fri, 05 Sep 2008 01:30:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372980 If Palin wants to put her career ahead of her family (which this job will require), thats fine. Thats her choice. No problem…

What’s interesting is that her story is overshadowing her seriously right wing policies that are similar to Bush. If she were another established GOP male, this pick would be getting slammed.

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By: DangerRus http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372956 Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:06:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372956 LOL @ you lot. Here we have Obama saying that it is innapropriate to talk about family and you sit here doing exactly what he suggests is unaaceptable.

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By: Rebecca Burt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372718 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:49:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372718 Palin:
She has next to no experience in government. When ask about national security back ground or knowledge regarding foreign affairs the best Ms. McCain could come up with was “she lives right by Russia.” She has only traveled outside the country twice in her life. She belonged (as did her husband “Mr. first Dude”) to a 3rd party which among other things supports allowing Alaska to secede from the United States and feels the only thing wrong with the John Birch Society was it was to liberal! She tried to have a local Librarian fired for not banning books. Used her political office to try to have fired and smear a state trooper who is in a custody battle with her sister. Is being investigated for this and is worried enough about the outcome to have recently “lawyered up.” Currently has pretty messy family issues, recently gave birth to a son with Downs Syndrome and has a 17 year old daughter who is pregnant. Ironically she has fought sex education in the schools and availability of contraception for minors. Believes that for 9 months a woman has no right to control what is happening to her own body and is basically nothing more than a baby container. She does not believe in a women’s right to choose to end a pregnancy, even if she has been raped. Does not believe human pollution has anything to do with global warming (even Bush has had to back down on this one). Is so in bed with big oil she is willing to watch as the polar bear and beluga whales become extinct, rather than slow the possibility of drilling. She would open up one of the last great wilderness on earth to exploitation by oil interests. Laughs when hearing a fellow Republican woman being called a bitch in public (she and the woman had disagreed on several issues) I guess this does make her on par with McCain who thinks it is alright to call your wife a cunt in public. Has an undergraduate degree in Journalism for a small obscure university. She has been repeatedly described as stubborn with a vicious streak – even by family and friends. (nick name Sarah Barracuda) Did fund raising and accepted money from the same sources as Sen. Ted Stevens. Pushed for the “bridge to no where – the flipped when convenient to do so. She has been named Sen. John McCain’s VP selection for the Republican ticket. Sen. McCain is 72 years old and has reoccurring cancer as part of his health history. One can not help but question Mr. McCain’s judgment regarding her selection.

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By: John Ashcroft http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372633 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 01:59:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372633 Why can’t Christians realize that their proselytizing convictions on the laws of man are in so many ways parallel to the very religious fanaticism that they claim to oppose.

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By: Hannah B http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372630 Wed, 03 Sep 2008 01:44:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372630 Obama has so much class. If the tables were turned McCain would have stumped as low as he could go, to try to get his numbers up. There is nothing that says “low class” more than attacking someone’s children (*ahem* McCain calling Obama’s girls “Brats”) But consistent with his tact and candor, Obama has refused to use this latest discovery as a means to build up his own campaign by tearing down the other. Kudos to you Obama. That is real leadership I can believe in!!!

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By: BaxterJ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372558 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 19:51:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372558 I thought it was a classy response from Obama, whatever your political views.
http://www.entertonement.com/collections  /2821/Family-Off-limits

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By: Frustrated Republican! http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372548 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 17:50:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372548 For Palin to preach abstinence and the result is that her unmarried 17-year old daughter gets pregnant is a concern. Her abstinence policy seems ineffective, right at home. If she can’t manage her own kids, how will she manage a VP position?

Certainly, Sarah can’t control her kids absolutely, though she seems to be somewhat of a control freak (Troopergate?). Palin’s judgment is the real issue, in combination with McCain’s.

And, why is the right-wing not outraged at the promiscuity, here? There seems to be blind obedience (or justification) here, more than a genuine concern for America. Vote your conscience or your party (regardless)?

Apparently, the Christian-Right abandons their own moral high-ground when it suits them, despite loss of family values and possible abuse of power concerns.

I was a McCain supporter, but am switching to Obama because of John’s selection of Sarah Palin.

America needs a focused administration with good policies that work to dig our way out of the mess GW Bush left us!

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By: Greg Olson http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372547 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 17:43:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372547 Hey TripsyDaily, I believe Barack Obama gave that direction to his staff only. The media, and we, the American people, have all the right to voice our opinion. This all goes to ‘judgement’. McCain selecting this unknown, unexperienced, bible beating right winger, whose values are clearly not heard in her own home is a good example of ‘judgement’. We really need get back on course! Do you seriously believe that McCain and Palin will be making the decisions?

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By: natheya http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/comment-page-1/#comment-372542 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 17:05:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/09/01/media-should-back-off-bristol-palin-obama-says/#comment-372542 How she is going to have time to take care of her 5 children and one of them being mentally disabled and help run the United States as vice president? Sounds like a full time job for both parents with just the kids alone.

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