Anyhoot, Netroots, take note. Because David Brody of CDN News gets it:
"Look, this development will actually be positive for the most part with Evangelicals. First they hear that Sarah Palin chooses the life option even though she had a Downs Syndrome baby and once again the family (and Bristol) has chosen the life option in this recent case. That’s a double “ca-ching”. Let’s call this the Evangelical daily double. If anything, this whole situation will probably make more people around the country relate to her and her family. It makes them more real."
DING DING DING! Brody wins the Daily Double!
The Netroots set themselves up for this PR trap. Again. They attack the maternity of Sarah's 5th child. The Palins unveil that their daughter is pregnant and is keeping it.
The Palins live by example. They demonstrate that they live by the principles they believe. And did Sarah Palin use this as some political launchpad into "WOMEN OF AMERICA: KEEP YOUR BABIES!!"? Short answer is "No":
"We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We're proud of Bristol's decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.
"Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi's privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates."
Yep. Sarah acknowledges that this will be hard for her daughter, future son-in-law, and the rest of the Palin family. She did not wax poetic or involve politics.
And the Netroots just want to drag politics into this, as though keeping a child is somehow an "anti-choice," "anti-sex-ed" referendum. And that linked article, by the way, is written by "Bitch!" and "Proud Feminist!" Taylor Marsh. And she's way off base. Again: if only that "dumb" "hick" Bristol had a "real, liberal (read: "educated") Mom who would have told her that condoms exist in the Universe. ... or fitted her for a diaphragm.
This doesn't damage Sarah Palin. This makes her look more like America's everywoman.
But feel free to keep on smearing and digging yourself into that hole.