I keep an eye on politics … but I try not to pay too close attention as that’s a surefire way to get me spitting and angry and pounding my walls in fury.
I have noticed, recently, how some news outlets are kinda acting like Chelsea Clinton is only having her baby to boost her mother’s chances at being president. There is something so fundamentally wrong with that … it makes my blood boil in a particular way. Mister Stewart is, as usual, completely right here.
If Hillary were a man, her daughter’s pregnancy wouldn’t factor in to media coverage very much.
And don’t get me started about the double standard of liberal women versus conservative women. Sarah Palin, a “family values” candidate, didn’t get torn to shreds because she had an underage daughter who got pregnant out of wedlock. Her daughter was brought up, but the media didn’t try and choke her to death with that irony. They seemed to think it was, I dunno, unsporting and had nothing to do with Palin’s politics. Even though it kinda does, news outlets didn’t really poke that bear. Comedians did, other commentators did, but nobody presenting NEWS did. I don’t even know why I’m still whining about this, conservatives are the biggest hypocrites there are and I shouldn’t be surprised by anything they do.
At any rate, yeah. This is bullshit. Chelsea Clinton is having a baby ‘cuz she wants to. Not as a calculated plot to make her mother seem extra warm and fuzzy.