Keep the Children out of it!

United States
July 12, 2009 1:47pm CST
Okay, I don't know about anyone else, I may be upset that people are terribly unfair to Palin, but I wish that they would quit harping on her kids. Especially her child with Autism. I think it horrible that some in the media (the dude for Huffington Post) think that its free season to make fun of her children. Sure, Bristol made a mistake, but so has other kids her age and older. At least she didn't get an abortion which would have made a bigger stink in the media. She made that decision though, so I can understand some media coverage on that and what have you. Palin made the decision to be Governor so I can understand media coverage there, though not all of it is fair. But her child with Autism did not make that decision. This challenge wasn't something he made knowing the concequences of it. So, I beg that we leave this child alone and respect her and her families decisions when it comes to this precious child.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Hey Swash! I was hesitant to even respond to this discussion, but, I decided I would just say my peace! Sarah Palin knew what she was getting into when she signed on for Public Office! She knew what went along with the territory! And when she decided to run for Vice President, she really put herself and her family out there! So, unfortunately that is what happens when you are a public official! Not everything that the media says about you, your family, your decisions, and everything else is going to be to your liking! I definitely don't feel that picking on an Autistic child is correct in any way! But, I, personally am very tired of Sarah Palin's not being able to accept media critisism since she is a Public figure and knew what to expect from the beginning!
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I don't think she KNEW her children would be attacked. She didn't KNOW scumbags at the Palm Beach Post would claim her youngest child was actually her grandchild nor did she KNOW the scumbags at Huffington Post would write a disgusting article attacking her son with Down's Syndrome. No candidate has EVER had their children, much less an INFANT attacked in such a manner so I think it's ridiculous to act as if she should have expected this.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Excuse me, Taskr, don't attack me! I'm not the one who attacked her children! I also said it wasn't right to attack her children so if you are aiming your attack at me that isn't right either! I was agreeing with that fact!
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• United States
13 Jul 09
Opal, Yes, I do see your point and I agree with it. I think, now I am not sure, but I think that I saw on the news or on the net that she asked her kids if they wanted her to continue on in being governor and they all voted it down. I think that her kids are tired of her being in that position. I am sure that they do not see enough of her. So, it must be worse when your fathers is President of the United states. I mean, are you allowed in the Oval Office when he's working? or is it something else? At least its the summer and school is out. I'm glad the Obama girls got to see their ancestory up close and personal. That's something that not all of us get to do.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Trig has Downs Syndrome not autism. I couldn't agree more about that write for the Huffington Post. At least he took it down fairly quickly and apologized but I don't know why he'd ever have written it, let alone post it, in the first place. I'm also aware of the nasty rumors someone on the internet had started last year about Trig actually being Bristol's child and that was disgusting but thankfully it wasn't reported by the mainstream media. I haven't personally seen any other negative coverage about little Trig but if it exists it's indefensible and shouldn't ever happen. Bristol is a whole different situation. NOT that it's acceptable for anyone to "attack" her but she's no longer a "child" and she has become a public figure in her own right by giving TV interviews and making appearances promoting abstinence and speaking about preventing teen pregnancy. Annie
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@jb78000 (15173)
12 Jul 09
i thought the child had down syndrome but wasn't sure. i've got an idea what palin's views are but haven't paid much attention to her family apart from noticing the hypocrisy of the anti-abortion views in that family
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Jul 09
jb....how is there hypocrocy in her families abortion views? No one in her faily had an abortion as far as I know.
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• United States
13 Jul 09
Thank you for corecting me. Me and my siblings have some learning challenges, not like Down Syndrom, but we understand what Palin and her family is trying to deal with to some extent.
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Jul 09
I have to say, for as long as I have been following politics...I have NEVER seen the level of disgusting filth tossed around about a candidate or their family as I have with the Palins. Chelsie clinton took a few cheep shots courtesty of a few other politicians and it was horrifying enough that THAT happened. But what I saw this last election was inexcusable. I don't care if a person chooses to get in to politics, it isn't license to attack their family, ever.
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• United States
13 Jul 09
I agree. You don't see anyone attacking the Obama children, so I think that all politicians children should be left alone.
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@jb78000 (15173)
12 Jul 09
that's reasonable - picking on kids is mean, although maybe palin should have kept them out of the spotlight a bit more. the media can be horrible sometimes
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I am not a fan of Palin's but I agree with you on this...leave the kids out of it. I don't care who it is ...the kids need to be left alone. Bristol made a mistake..true...it could happen in any family. I really don't even agree that it should be news at all. By law..the news does not reveal the names of minors in the news due to their age. Oddly...if you are a politician or a celebrity...that rule doesn't apply...it should.