But somewhere since the late 90s, we've seen a gradual shift. When Bush's daughters were outed for their partying ways, we were assured this was because they had allegedly violated the law, and after all, they were adults. When Sarah Palin's daughter and baby were raped by the Leftist press, we were suddenly told the media has always gone after the kids - as if the Internet doesn't exist and we can't remember more than ten years. Besides, when folks like dirty old man Letterman threw out sexually suggestive jokes about Bristol, we were told she was an adult now (or almost), so who cared.
But now the age is down to ten. Of course, this doesn't count all those wonderful bloggers and radicals on the Left who threw endless insults against Palin's special needs baby. But then, this is the radical left. Expecting any love for babies from that group is expecting a vote for Obama from Sean Hannity. The hatred of Palin was all consuming, and any close to her were fair game.
But this isn't Palin, who it is OK to hate. This isn't Palin, who it is OK to hate her kids. This is another politician. Truth be told, science has yet to invent a measure for my indifference to New York politics. But when I see the MSM becoming comfortable in their own skin relative to exploiting children for their political and social agendas, I think it's time for folks to put down the papers, turn off the channels, and say we can do better by listening to the gossip at the diner downtown.