There is something incredibly amusing in watching various individuals (and organizations) on the left whip themselves into paroxysms of anger and outrage at the mere mention of Sarah Palin’s name. If you want to bait your left-wing Hollywood friends, all you need do is say how much you admire and respect the former Alaska Governor.
The latest thing to get some lazy liberals all in a tizzy has been the actions not of this accomplished woman, but of her daughters. One columnist at the Washington Post couldn’t contain herself, writing paragraph upon paragraph expressing her upset that Bristol Palin advanced so far in Dancing With the Stars. And now we’ve got HRC defining a new standard of conduct for parents in the public eye whose teenage children act like, well, unruly teenagers.
Now, if I had a teen daughter and she used the word Mrs. Palin’s daughter did, I would take her aside and sternly explain to her why she shouldn’t use such language, reminding her that words can hurt and asking her how she would feel if someone attacked her with a similar slur. That’s probably how most good parents handle the situation. It’s certainly how my father did when I said things I shouldn’t have. In short, it is a matter between parent and child, not parent and the public.
We don’t know how Sarah and Todd Palin responded to their daughter’s language. Nor is it any of our concern.
But, the real question, one I’ve asked before, but which bears repetition: when do we see the various left-wing organizations currently in an uproar of this teenager’s teenage behavior telling other parents how to raise their children, particularly those parents who share their political beliefs.