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We Can Do Better Than This

For a couple of hours this weekend a few democratic blogs spewed the same kind of toxic speculations, assumptions, assertions, and lies that Fox “News” reports as news every single day of the year.

Knock it off. We don’t need to stoop to their level to reclaim America and our freedom and a viable future from the Republicans.

We need to draw some ground rules – what is appropriate? What goes to far?

McCain has repeatedly mentioned that he wants to address the issue of earmarks in Congress. He has also called Palin a “Cost Cutter.” In that light, a close look at Palin’s excessive use of Federal earmarks, both as a Mayor and Governor is appropriate.

Palin has been praised for going after corruption in the Republican Party. I think that is just excellent, but it doesn’t mean she should get a pass on her own abuses of power both as a Mayor and as the Governor of Alaska.

I’m not going to go on and list everything about Palin that concerns me and why they need to be addressed. There are too many, and that’s not the point of this post.

The point is this: there is a line we must not cross.

Sarah Palin’s stand on Abstinence Only reproductive information (even for married couples) has been proven to be not only ineffective in reducing teen pregnancies, but actually places young people at a higher risk for acquiring Sexually Transmitted Diseases. This fact does not give us the right to tear apart her 17 year old daughter. I don’t care whether she’s pregnant or not. She is a minor. She didn’t ask for this attention. She is not running for office. She is none of our business.

Seattle writer, Judy Schwartz Haley, blogs about raising a toddler while battling cancer, finishing a degree, and fending off ninjas. Also, she needs more coffee.

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