This woman-as-victim thing has GOT to stop. Now. With this election. Palin is the one who used her down syndrome baby as a human shield to hide her pregnant daughter's belly at recent campaign events. How low can you get?
The notion that the media has to treat Palin with "deference" is beyond me. WTF? Where is the outrage?
Maybe the GOP and the rest of America have grown too stupid or too scattered to know what deference means. From the L.A. Times:
And how will we know those troublemakers? They will be the ones unwilling to treat the governor of Alaska with what campaign manager Rick Davis called "some level of respect and deference."John McCain's campaign essentially confirmed over the weekend what some had suspected: Media access to Sarah Palin, would-be vice president of the United States, will be tightly controlled.
Troublemakers need not apply.
The dictionary definitions I find begin with "respectful submission" and "yielding."
Respectful Submission. Are you ready to submit? Because I'm not ready to submit.