- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 18, 2008


The most interesting aspect of Andrea Billups’ flattering portrayal of Todd Palin can be found in what was not said (“Palin’s ‘Mr. Mom’ a secret weapon?” Politics, Monday). In light of the editorial hand-wringing that accompanied Michelle Obama’s comment about being “really proud” of her country “for the first time,” why would any journalist not find newsworthy Mr. Palin’s longtime affiliation with the Alaskan Independence Party, a group whose founder advocated secession from the United States?

Mrs. Obama was excoriated for being not simply unpatriotic, but downright un-American. That offers an interesting contrast with Ms. Billups’ description of Todd Palin as “hunky” and the statements by her interviewees that he is “rugged,” and “very male.”

Is advocating treason really less reprehensible than a tardy expression of pride in one’s country? Or are Democratic spouses merely held to a different standard?



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