Monday, September 1, 2008

The definition of irony

This statement from the McCain/Palin campaign is possibly the most ironic thing I have seen in a long time. Although I suppose the irony is not in the statement itself. The fact that Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, is five months pregnant is a serious matter and should not be, as Senator Obama rightly remarked, a public matter (a quite savvy, diplomatic response on his part). Let's try to not to think about what would happen--what kind of mud-slinging we'd be in store for--if this were a Democratic candidate's teenage daughter. The ironic thing is that Palin is a proponent of abstinence-only education.

At a loss for words? McCain's campaign has offered some talking points for the media.

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