Biden: Attacks on Palin “Outrageous”
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden repeated a Republican line of attack Thursday, slamming reporters for their “outrageous” and “sexist” treatment of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).One could, of course, one could posit that Biden and Obama (who has also condemned the attacks on Palin) are playing a cynical little game of making humane statements, knowing that the leftist bloggers and Mainstream Media attack dogs will continue to go after Palin.
“I just think some of the stuff said has been over the top, totally unfair, and has been sexist and I think the way the governor has handled it has been admirable,” the Delaware senator said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I think this stuff about how can she be a governor and vice president and raise three kids, c’mon, whoever those folks are don’t know any strong women.
“The truth is, some of the stuff that the press has said about Sarah and that others have said about the governor, I think, are outrageous. Look, I think kids are off-limits, flat off-limits.”
But maybe they have simply made a shrewd calculation that the attacks are likely to backfire, and want them stopped for that reason.
Or maybe, just maybe, they honestly think the attacks have been unfair. Biden, after all, was the single parent of young children after his first wife died. He stayed in the Senate nonetheless.
Is it an embarrassment that Sarah Palin’s unmarried daughter is pregnant? Absolutely. But then Obama’s father ran off and failed to support his family, and Obama has a brother living in abject poverty in Africa.
Like most Americans, Obama has a few embarrassing situations in his family.
So maybe, just maybe, decency has prevailed in the Democratic ticket.
Ragardless, the statements of Biden and Obama have cut the legs from under the liberal attack squad.