An Open Letter to Sarah Palin,
I am appalled by your disregard towards your children.
I am a mother and grandmother. My chief purpose is to protect and support my children and grandchildren. I would never dream of exploiting them to achieve notoriety or gain for myself. No. Never. Most mothers in America would NOT!!!
Apparently you have identity problems. You want to continue YOUR 15 minutes of fame at the EXPENSE of your children.
Whether you know it or not, YOU are a media figure. As a media figure, late night comedians are apt to make a joke or two at your/your family's expense. Comedian David Letterman did so the other night. He made a silly joke. Last Monday, as he does EVERY SHOW, he listed his Top 10. This time, his Top Ten list featured “Highlights of Sarah Palin’s Trip" to New York. One joke centered on the family attending a Yankees baseball game. Letterman said “an awkward moment” occurred for Palin when, “during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by (Yankee third baseman) Alex Rodriguez.” The joke seemed to focus on the publicity both Rodriguez and Bristol Palin received for their notoriety over their very, very public relationships. Everyone in the audience knew this was the intent. It was just a silly joke.
Since the day of the joke (Monday), Sarah, you've drawn very public attention to yourself and your children, exploiting them to gain attention to yourself. I think this is SHAMEFUL!!! You have turned Comedian Letterman's words around. There was NO talk of Rape. There was NO talk of abuse. There wasn't even mention of names. It was meant to be a Joke based off the public images of both Rodriquez and the Palins. Nothing more than you would hear at a Saturday afternoon discussion on Entertainment Tonight over any other Public Figure. You have to consider that YOUR FAMILY is ALL OVER THE TABLOIDS and Entertainment Magazines at YOUR REQUEST!! Just this week Bristol went on the cover of People Magazine promoting her single, unmarried motherhood.
Sarah, if you truly HATE the media and want your children out of the spotlight, answer this. Why on earth are you continuing to exploit the very public argument with David Letterman, day after day, in the media? It would have ENDED Monday if you would have just kept your family matters PRIVATE! BUT...YOU HAVE CHOSEN to continue to expand your 15 minutes of fame. I suggest you STOP IT! Just Stop it!! Consider your children and STOP making such a damx spectacle of yourself! Consider your children!!
Sarah, if you really wanted to be a class act, then you would follow in the footsteps of Hillary Clinton. When the right wingers like Limpbaugh and the right wingers went after Chelsea (remember when the right wingers were saying the Clintons were "pimping" Chelsea out?) Clinton went directly at them ONCE, then backed off. America was on her side and she knew it! She did NOT exploit the situation. She did NOT use it to expand her own fame as you are doing. Clinton is a Smart, Savvy Woman with Intelligence and Class!! You are a media hound out for yourself!!
Sarah, you have a lot to learn and many miles to go before you can even be considered as a viable candidate for any national office. My hope for you, Ms. Sarah, is you will back off the National scene and study International issues as well as National issues before you even CONSIDER coming on the National scene again. It is JUST TOO EMBARRASSING for ALL FEMALES to have you as a candidate. Better yet, perhaps you just need to be happy for her Governorship. The old Peter principle certainly applies to you!!