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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I can't help but wonder ...

... how the right-wing radio loudmouths - the ones who keep telling us that Bristol Palin's pregnancy is a "private family matter" - would have responded if the Democrats had a vice presidential candidate with a pregnant and unwed 17-year-old daughter.

You know the answer as well as I do: They would have had a field day, alleging - among other things - that liberals promote teen promiscuity by supporting sex education in the schools and never focusing on abstinence as the only guaranteed way to prevent pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

And one more thing: If Sarah Palin, in her acceptance speech tonight, makes even a passing reference to her daughter's pregnancy, then I don't want to hear another word from her supporters about how this is a "private family matter." If she talks about it, then she, herself, has made it public and fair game for debate.



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