The pregnancy of Bristol Palin has been seized upon by the usual suspects. Although in fairness Barack Obama has acted admirably and drawn a line under it. However some of the reporting of it made me think of a comparison with another politicians daughter whom the press agreed to keep out of the news after an incident. I was hesitant to raise it because I think it was right not to report that case, however there do appear to be double standards as Guido alludes to here.
BTW I'd rather commentators didn't directly refer to the case I am talking about, even if it is reasonably well known by now.
Update: Quote of the Day on this subject comes from economist Tyler Cowen:
without families like this our nation would have no chance of affording the social welfare programs proposed by the Democratic Party.
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