Don’t Run On Your Daughter’s Fertility

By Jesse Taylor
Saturday, April 18, 2009 14:47 EDT
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Newsbusters is gravely, deeply concerned that the media is covering Sarah Palin’s family drama more closely than Barack Obama’s.

This is when it becomes relevant to point out that Palin based a substantial portion of her electoral and personal appeal on her ability to manage her fuckup dropout family using the power of conservative principles and a tightly managed updo; I don’t really remember Obama going to the American people with stories of how he managed to keep his cousins together through an unexpected pregnancy.

When you base a movement on the fact that you have the proper model for social and familial order devoid of actual choice or individual preference, it becomes difficult to say that you need your personal space. This becomes doubly true when you tote out your daughter’s idiot boyfriend, slap a quickly tailored suit on him and show America what a great family you made by willpower and RNC cash alone.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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