Which mother of an unmarried 17-year-old has announced that she's delighted her daughter is pregnant and will be keeping the baby? Right, it's the Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin.
Is the timely disclosure Sarah's attempt to steal thunder from Hurricane Gustav (with a more human name than any of her kids)? Or is it designed to dispel yesterday's rumors that the same daughter, Bristol, was the mother of Trig, the newborn Sarah Palin wants us to know is hers? The good news is the teenager is said to be marrying the father of the baby, ruling out any fears that John Edwards could be part of this story.
It's becoming harder to distinguish fantasy from reality. Which Republicans vetted the potential candidates? The same people who'd claimed that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction? What does this say about John McCain's judgment? Is the Alaskan governor the best choice he could come up with?
With change being such an important part of the conversation in this election, we have only to look at the MDA/Jerry Lewis telethon to substantiate the cliche, "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Oblivious to anything going on in the world, here we see men in shiny tuxedos, who manage to wear more than two prominent pinky rings and are using the word "groovy," while going crazy over sexy girls with Las Vegas hair and complaining that the phones aren't ringing. And they're still using land lines!