First up, Cenk atThe Young Turks has a great what-if about how different Bristol Palin’s story would be covered were she of a browner hue.
I say this as someone who believes in using whatever means possible to keep the GOP out of Washington this November: this should be off the table. Obama’s response, that this is a private matter, is the right one. If the GOPers who are on MSNBC right now talking about how this is between Bristol Palin and her family would continue to treat all teen pregnancies as though they happened to their Vice Presidential candidate we’d live in a far better world. Here’s hopin’.