Sarah Palin recently told conservative radio host John Ziegler that she thinks Caroline Kennedy may be handled with kid gloves by the media in her bid for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat.
I agree with Palin, to a point.
Caroline has also caught heat for dodging reporters, just like Palin.
But that’s where the similarity ends.
Caroline has never laughably claimed she’s qualified to run the whole country.
None of Caroline’s three kids so far have become unwed teenage parents. Granted, living in Manhattan has limited their dating access to rednecks who have to leave blue-collar jobs for want of a high school diploma while their mom gets arrested for dealing drugs.
Caroline gave all her children “people” names (Rose, Tatiana, and John).
Caroline has written a couple of books, proving she’s articulate on paper, while Palin couldn’t even name a paper she reads.
(And no, Palin, nice try. But anyone who saw you talking to Katie Couric knows she wasn’t hinting that all Alaskans are illiterate. If you could misinterpret Katie so badly, just think how you would have done talking through translators to foreign heads of state.)
Nobody had to make up any dirt about Palin. It’s just there. The difference in media coverage isn’t a double standard — it’s that Caroline Kennedy isn’t trailer trash.
And if Palin doesn’t think a woman who grew up fatherless in the spotlight, but managed to graduate from Radcliffe and Columbia to become an attorney and a successful wife and mother without a whiff of scandal in a family that seems to be a magnet for it, deserves a little respect, then Palin’s even dumber than I thought.
Later, Palin added that she thinks Caroline’s qualified to be a senator. Well, DUH!