On the High Road

Much to say about the historic vice presidential choice by John McCain, but here is Barack Obama’s statement that we should not ‘Focus on the Family’…

“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 Palin’s political history that this writer can’t find time to address it all before November. Got to go now. Work is the curse of the blogging class.

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8 thoughts on “On the High Road

  1. I appreciate Barack’s taking the high road, certainly.

    But here’s a line I’d like to hear, maybe from Biden:
    John McCain had to travel to the ends of the earth to find a VP candidate who would make the conservatives happy.

    The election is over, by the way. Barack will take almost 300 electoral votes, I predict.

  2. Richard Walton, and many others, incl. Daily Kos, point out that Sarah Palin is Opposed to sex education in the schools…

    “The personal is political — The political is personal”

    Does Sarah Palin have enough Nannies? Perhaps, not.

    Bristol Palin….Bristol, Rhode Island?….hmmmm.

  3. Daily Kos-a site that pours out “hate speech”on a daily basis and should really get more exposure than they have so people can see that hate doesn’t always burn a cross or wear a white robe-it can come from the “intellectual elite”as well.

  4. other sources, major newspapers, have reprinted direct quotes from Sarah Palin stating her opposition to sex education. She supports ‘abstinence only’ teaching. As governor her stance is more than opinion, she has the power to cut programs.
    I read Daily Kos all the time, does that make me intellectual and elite? I kind of like that, I’ll have to ask my boss for a raise, I need a new pair of white shoes and the fenders are falling off my car.

  5. Nancy,

    Sorry to hear about those fenders.

    I have a book for you (it’s not about fenders, but it’s in the backseat of my car underneath copies of The Providence American).

    Great post above!

    N.H.

  6. Nancy-I read Daily Kos sometimes -I read all kinds of things-I don’t agree with what I read there obviously,but it is not valid to argue against people without knowing what they themselves have to say.
    I don’t know if Palin was that good a choice,but people vote for the top of the ticket.It’s rather interesting that Palin and Obama are being compared.He isn’t running for VP.
    BTW I support sex education including contraception education.

  7. Nancy-I have to say I’ve never read a hateful line by you.I just think that some people who contribute to Daily Kos are vicious dirt throwers.There are people on the right with the same problem.Daily Kos could do a little editing if they want to be perceived as credible.I recall Air America having a problem with Randi Rhodes coming close to advocating presidential assassination-that is not freedom of speech,whether directed at the President or a private citizen.
    It’s obvious that neither you nor I are in danger of being called elitists.

  8. i agree that more civility would be a good thing. anyway, if you can’t disagree without using rumor and profanity you don’t have much of an argument. unless you use the profanity in a creative way. (i have a crush on jesus’ general.) my sister-in-law is a shakespeare scholar and she can use profanity from 4 centuries and 2 continents.

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