Some say, including Obama, that a candidate's children are off-limits. That is a good policy.
But...but...when the candidate herself and the McCain campaign brings them into the spotlight as a means of showing off the candidate's "mothering" skills, they become fair game, so to speak; not in a way to purposely demean them, but to ensure that the truth be told.
There may be nothing to any of this, as we have said about other Palin rumors.
Yet, there is something very odd about this woman who attended six colleges in six years in various states prior to finally completing the courses necessary for a degree.
There is more than just "something" in her attempting for get her ex-brother-in-law fired. There is more than just "something" in the saga of her last presumed pregnancy when her own staff didn't know she was pregnant at seven months.
There is more than just "something" when one reads the history of her rise to power in the hardscrabble town of Wasilla.
There is more than just "something" when her teenage daughter turns up unwed and pregnant-- the same daughter who was pulled out of school for 5-8 months for mono, but who, during that time, is in a car accident for which she is given a ticket.
There is more than just "something" when her first major political speech for the McCain bunch is peppered with obvious lies.
Now there's "something" about her son, Track. Track is the young man who is off to war or something like it. He is being lauded as, if not a hero, certainly "heroic," for donning the uniform and promising to protect his country, even if his mother did put him in possible danger by informing the world when he was deploying to Iraq.
Chris Christoff, of the Free Press Staff, wrote on August 29, that Track lived in Portage, Michigan "during most of his senior year in high school. He played junior major hockey. During an interview at the National Governors Association conference in 2007, she [Sarah Palin] told a Free Press Reporter that her son went back to Alaska in March to graduate with his class. ...
"Palin said she didn't know much about Michigan until the weekend she spent [there] last summer, but was impressed [with] the Traverse City area.
"'What a stinker,' she said of her son. 'He never told me how wonderful it is.'"
There's more. From an Alaska blog called Mud Flats.
"The newest rumors starting to get teeth involve Track Palin and 3 friends being arrested for vandalizing several school buses. Troopers showed up. And yes, this is Mike Wooten's area."
These young men "disabled a school bus fleet, closing core-area schools for a day in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District..."
One question comes to mind: Was Track given the option of joining the Army or going to jail?