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September 02, 2008

Barney Frank: Bristol Palin is "Fair Game"

They’re the ones that made an issue of her family," he says.<

Isn't it amazing that Democrats can, as all politicians do, trot out their families and hug their kids on a nationally-broadcast podium, but it's only Republicans who "invite" attacks on their families by doing so? It's only Republicans who "make an issue" of their family.

So Barack Obama's daughters, I presume, are not fair game? That's funny, I seem to have seen a lot of them at the convention. They're adorable kids. One of the most poignant moments of the convention was their running to him and hugging him.

How is it they're off limits but Sarah Palin's mere mention of her children "makes them an issue"?

Chelsea Clinton, the Gore Girls... I seemed to see an awful lot of them in the nineties, too. Especially during election season.

Al Gore's boy got nailed for driving at like 100 miles an hour under the influence and on drugs. The media didn't seem to think that was much of a story. Didn't report it. I only saw it on Free Republic.

I guess he somehow "wasn't made an issue."

Fair Game?

Sen. Biden’s Daughter Arrested in Altercation

Also his son was mentioned prominently, and introduced Biden at the convention.

Fair game? Shall we start digging around into his past? He's a good man (deploying to Iraq, I believe), and yet... he's fair game, it seems to me. Biden "made him an issue."

Funny that the media never thinks any Democrats' children are fair game.

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