I agree entirely with Jim and Phil: There was nothing remotely offensive about what Obama said, and the McCain campaign is acting in an utterly puerile fashion by making an issue out of it — and even worse by making a commercial out of it. For that matter, all the caterwauling in general — both last week and now in this commercial — about “sexism” being the root of the attacks against Palin is just flat out dishonest, plus it combines the victim card with the identity card in a way worthy only of the worst liberals in the country. It’s beneath contempt. Look, it is perfectly legitimate to make an issue of media attacks on Palin’s family. The media attacks are themselves beneath contempt, and the media bias is almost criminal. But the source of the attacks is bias, both ideological and cultural — NOT sexism. Indeed, the idea that the attacks are sexist is laughable.
George Allen tried to run to the left of Webb on identity politics, and it arguably backfired. McCain should not make the same mistake.
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