Much to say about the historic vice presidential choice by John McCain, but here is Barack Obamaâ€™s statement that we should not â€˜Focus on the Familyâ€™…
“I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people’s families are off limits,” Obama declared after attending a Labor Day picnic here. “People’s children are especially off limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories.”
He continued, “You know, my mother had me when she was 18. How a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be the topic of our politics. I hope that anybody who’s supported me understands that’s off limits.”
That is leadership. That is presidential. Also, there is so much to examine in Governor Sarah Palinâ€™s political history that this writer canâ€™t find time to address it all before November. Got to go now. Work is the curse of the blogging class.