What I find sad is that a thread that has devolved such as this one has could reach ten pages. I don't like seeing politicians' kids gone after, and I don't care what the party or lean is. Sure, Bristol Palin has put herself "out there" now. That doesn't mean any of us have to stoop to ugly, malicious comments about her that are really only a proxy attack on her mother.
I mean, really--do you feel good about yourself slamming a 20-something kid who's made mistakes and embarrassed her parents and all the rest of it? Whether it's Al Gore's kid being popped for weed or Alexandra Kerry being busted for DUI or Chelsea being homely when she was kid or the Bush twins being "sluts"...is this really, really necessary?