Until the rise of Sarah Palin, the legacy media largely respected an unwritten rule of respect for prominent politicians: their children were off limits. Yeah, they’d been whittling away at that standard for years, particularly with the progeny of particular Republicans.
Well, now since they’ve decided that a Republican’s progeny are fair game, why not his ancestors?
CNN, reports the Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering dispatched correspondent Gary Tuchman to Mexico to report on a “polygamy haven” frequented by Mitt Romney’s grandfather. Also on that network, a former drinking buddy of mine weighed in on the matter:
I think that it ought to be off limits,” Ralph Reed of the Christian Coalition noted last night to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, reminding Cooper of the history of polygamy in President Obama’s family as well.
“If polygamy is important to CNN,” muses Spiering, “why haven’t they sent correspondents to Indonesia to talk with Obama’s second-cousins about the history of polygamy in their family?”