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  •  NO ONE IS ATTACKING THE DAUGHTER. (0+ / 0-)

    Let's suppose, for the sake of argument, that one of her kids had murdered someone, and Palin was guilty of covering it up--an accessory to the crime after the fact.

    Should that not be discussed either, because it might be seen as "attacking" a juvenile?

    "When even Arlen Specter is asking why the Dems got him to be their 60th Senator if they weren't gonna use the 60 votes, you know something's wrong!" --nyceve

    by Brainwrap on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 01:48:23 PM PDT

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    •  However, you're correct that... (0+ / 0-)

      ...any speculation about "is she pregnant" etc is out of line.

      "When even Arlen Specter is asking why the Dems got him to be their 60th Senator if they weren't gonna use the 60 votes, you know something's wrong!" --nyceve

      by Brainwrap on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 01:55:06 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, I don't know about that... (1+ / 0-)
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        The verified part of the story includes this:

        "The lock had been forced, five wooden doors had been so badly damaged they needed to be replaced, the walls and floors had been gouged with knives, and vodka and orange juice containers were strewn all over the house. It also appeared that sexual activity had taken place on some of the beds, and a computer, some winter gear, and clothing had all been stolen.

        Calculations are that the home suffered between twenty to thirty thousand dollars in damage. Sources say it appeared the teens stayed in the house for several hours, perhaps even overnight."

        Why would Willow Palin be immune from speculation, based on that?  You know, we wouldn't have known she was involved if her parents had maintained the same low profile the other parents have.

    •  The rule in journalistic ethics (0+ / 0-)

      seems to be that the public interest outweighs the privacy rights of the minor in serious crimes like murder. I think that's a pretty sensible rule, myself.

      Of course you're not really comparing some pretty run of the mill juvenile vandalism to murder, are you?

      •  I'm saying that given Sarah Palin's LONG history (1+ / 0-)
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        ...of abusing her power (when she had it), plus her long history of utter hypocrisy on all issues related to child-rearing, parenting, morality and personal responsibility, combined with the fact that (God knows why) she's managed to con her way into a situation where she could conceivably regain high office, that in her case, yes, the public's right to know outweighs the risk of mildly embarrassing a teenager.

        Besides, the issue isn't the seriousness of the alleged crime itself, it's the seriousness of the parents' inappropriate intervention.

        "When even Arlen Specter is asking why the Dems got him to be their 60th Senator if they weren't gonna use the 60 votes, you know something's wrong!" --nyceve

        by Brainwrap on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 04:24:02 PM PDT

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        •  There's plenty of stuff (0+ / 0-)

          to go after Palin herself on. I disagree with bringing her children (any of them) into this.

          That's all.

          •  Whatever. (0+ / 0-)

            I didn't bring them into it, and you've more than made your point.

            "When even Arlen Specter is asking why the Dems got him to be their 60th Senator if they weren't gonna use the 60 votes, you know something's wrong!" --nyceve

            by Brainwrap on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 04:45:31 PM PDT

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            •  And you've made yours (0+ / 0-)

              Although I simply can't agree that writing a diary about a 15 year old's brush with the law isn't bringing her children into it.

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