Is Malia Obama fair game for attack for making a "political statement"?
This debate has been going on for a few weeks on the blog since Letterman made his crude joke about Willow Palin. I've gotten a lot of emails from other conservatives that are fed up with always being expected to take the "moral high ground" when it comes to dealing with the double standards of liberals being able to attack conservatives but never the other way around. Liberals made the claim that Sarah Palin's children were "fair game", because Palin "put her children out their in the public eye". Well take a look at this picture. For some reason I mistook the picture originally for Michelle Obama, but this picture is actually of Malia Obama in Rome Italy. Italy is where the G8 summit will take place. The Obama children have been seen more times in public then the Bush Twins or Chelsea Clinton ever were combined. If a candidate's child or children become politically active, should they still remain off limits to criticism and attack? This picture of Malia wearing a peace symbol Tshirt says no. This is is a paragraph from the Guardian UK.
Guardian UK" Given the intense sartorial scrutiny to which her parents have been exposed, it seems unlikely that the T-shirt was packed or pulled on by accident."
Guardian UK" While Barack Obama struggles to reinvigorate the G8 summit in L'Aquila,Italy his elder daughter has apparently launched her own campaign to educate the planet about nuclear. She was snapped leaving a Rome ice-cream parlour today in a T-shirt bearing the CND symbol, one of the world's most recognizable and political logos."
I find it odd that Malia would wear such a shirt knowing what it stands for less then 72 hours after Barack and Russian President Medvedev signed a peliminary agreement to cut back their nuclear arsenals.
Guardian UK "A CND spokesman expressed delight at seeing the logo on a member of the first family."Perhaps Malia has been the driving force behind the administration's push towards a new disarmament deal? We'll get an 'I'd-rather-grow-up-than-blow-up' T-shirt in the post to her straight away."
If Malia Obama was making a political statement, then she should know what the consequences of her actions can be. Prominent liberal Arianna Huffington of the Huffington post said that the Palin children were "fair game" as well. I came across this headline from the Infidels's Paradise, "If The Palin Kids Are “Fair Game” Why Isn’t She?" That is a good question, and I don't have an answer for that. It does show that I'm not the only conservative thinking the same thing.