Phil: So would you say Howard Kurtz is wrong when he writes, apropos Slate‘s outing of Ms. Giuliani, “[A] n outrageous invasion of privacy by a voracious media? Not this time. These days, posting something on your Facebook profile is the equivalent of standing in Times Square with a banner.” If the young woman didn’t want to have anything to do with the story, why did she let it be known she’s an Obama backer in the first place? Just so her fellow incoming freshmen at Harvard would know and maybe like her for who she isn’t? And since when are New York City 17 year olds the equivalents of babes in the woods?
Creepier, actually, is Obama’s response, as quoted by Kurtz:
“That’s very nice. We think it’s wonderful that we are attracting support from young people all across the country. I can’t wait to meet her.”
It was bad enough when John Edwards interfered in the Cheney family’s private matters. Now Obama wants to reward a young woman for her public display of disloyalty to her father.