The McCain/Palin campaign has called for the media (and nearabouts the entire nation/globe at this point) to give some privacy to Bristol Palin.
The 17-year-old can’t be feeling so amazing at the moment, what with all the spotlight, insinuations and the like. [And can I just say re: my previous post, that the deliciousness is in the irony of Palin's policy stances, not in the plight of the girl herself.]
So, who thought it was a clever idea to invite Bristol Palin’s boyfriend to the RNC?
I can see the appeal in getting them all together for Palin’s speech tomorrow night. Getting the whole happy (if a little shell-shocked/shotgunny) family together onstage tomorrow night might seem like a way to try to put this horror of a five days behind them.
Instead, I bet it’s just going to inspire another insane round of photos, and exposes on the baby-bump and related, obsessive nonsense.
But, again, we have the disconnect that underlines this entire situation. They want privacy when it suits, publicity when it might help.
It’s the same idea behind the campaign’s lauding of Bristol Palin for her ‘choice’ in keeping the baby: celebration of a choice that would be denied to women all across America should McCain/Palin get their way.
Instead, the campaign is going to try to use this girl to their advantage, whilst crying ‘foul’ to anyone who seeks to debate this issues that arise from it.
If they trot her out tomorrow, boyfriend in tow, that’s really poor form.
[Oh, and can HuffPost and everyone else please stop using the term 'baby daddy'? That shit is taaaacky.]