Tomorrow night on the History Channel: “Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America.”
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BTW, scanning memorandum, I see that once again there is another round of stories about Palin’s family and last week there was a round of stories about Joe Biden’s daughter. I’m not going to link to them, but I have to say I am just sick of this stuff. Sarah Palin and Joe Biden have taken enough positions over their years that you can find any number of legitimate things to attack them for that their kids and their family members don’t need to be dragged through the headlines and trashed at every opportunity. The whole baby nonsense irritated me during the election, and the latest round of stuff makes me mad, as well.
Beyond the fact that this paparazzi like stalking of family members is creepy, and the fact that the people linking to this stuff take so much obvious glee in trashing people who are just private citizens, but every single on of you has a family member or relative with their own issues, and you would be livid if your job performance were somehow critiqued by what they do. Trashing these family members who are having hard times getting their act together, running their names through the media, and using them to attack their politician parent is ugly, it is inhumane, and it makes you a small and nasty person. Bristol Palin and Levi Johnson are kids. Joe Biden’s daughter isn’t writing drug policy. Al Gore’s son is not responsible for your problems. Leave them alone, you small-minded and petty jerks.