So, is it “Juno” Alaska or Juneau Palin? Since we’ve reacted, in a light-hearted way, to one vice-presidential pick, it only seems fair to be bi-partisan about it.
The Juno/Juneau line is already old (cf. James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal, Alessandra Stanley in the NYTimes, Google, etc.), but really, given the Palins’ penchant for funky first names, a “Juneau Palin” would be well within the realm of possibility (it is said that young Trig has a “Van” in his name so that it can rhyme with Van Halen). And there does seem to be something distinctly indie-movie – or maybe Coen-Brothersy – about the Palin story. Decidedly off-beat.
Of course, it is unfortunate that Bristol Palin must go through the final months of teenage pregnancy on a national – and not infrequently hostile – national stage. Some prayers for her are definitely in order.
On the brighter side, the Palin family – a child with Downs, an unwed teenage mom – seems to be some kind of testing-ground for pro-life sincerity, and, so far, they are passing the test with flying colors.
The saddest part of the story is that Barak Obama doesn’t know whether the baby that Bristol is carrying is a living human being or not. Such questions are, as he himself famously put it, above the eloquent Ivy-Leaguer’s pay grade. It seems that, when it comes to unborn babies, the only thing he’s certain about is that you can kill them with impunity. That’s the Obama position in a nutshell: maybe it’s a baby, I just don’t know, but you can certainly kill it.
Come to think of it, in the big picture, Senator Obama is probably more in need of prayers than Bristol Palin.
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