Leave Her Alone

I’m really not an incredibly political person. I’m a registered democrat. And I do vote.

I’ll get as informed as I can before the election, but I can’t get into the entire process as much as some. Which is fine.

Hillary was my girl. Once that went the wrong way, I went looking for a candidate.

I’m not sure I’ve found it yet, but a couple of interesting things going on — for me, anyway.

I love McCain’s pick of Palin. I admittedly don’t know a lot about her, but I like what I’ve heard/read to date. She, to me, represents change a heck of a lot more than Joe Biden does.

But, my point here, based on the title of this post — leave her daughter alone. I turned on CNN tonight to catch up on Gustav and I see ‘breaking political news’ across the screen. Then, Campbell Brown, who I normally love, goes on and on and on about Palin’s daughter’s pregnancy.

It doesn’t matter. It shouldn’t matter. In fact, I hope it actually rallies people around her.

I’m for the media’s rights in most cases. But, cases like this make me embarassed to say I was a journalism major. Of course, what they’re doing now isn’t really journalism.

And, to be balanced here (balanced…there’s a journalistic idea, eh?), Obama’s response to the Palin issue was first class all the way.

That’s all.

Gosh, I don’t feel like my normal self even writing about this, but it’s been bugging me, so there it is.


2 Comments on “Leave Her Alone”

  1. JenBun says:

    I like that you wrote about this, and I love the way you handled it.

    You raise a good point– the journalists should be focusing on the POLITICAL message, not any personal events that are best kept within the family. Everyone, even people thrust completely into the public eye deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and should be entitled to some degree of privacy.

  2. Anna says:

    I agree with what you say. It isn’t about her daughter at all and I hope the media will back off.

    HOWEVER.

    If I wanted to shelter my child from the world at such a delicate time, I probably wouldn’t accept a nomination for the second highest office in the nation.

    I’m just saying.


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