Why all the questions coming in about Track Palin? National media has dug up a bazillion stories on the Palin family that many people have just known as rumor. My phone is ringing off the hook. My email is full. Everyone wants to dig up the old tawdry stories, rumors, and innuendos about the children of the Palins. The newest round of questions go as follows:
1) Was Track Palin one of the students involved with vandalism in 2005? Answer: I asked a member of the school board who told me there was a gag order on talking about any student. Police records are sealed. So, though it is rumor, no verification.
2)Was there a second incident in 2006? Answer: See answer to question 1.
3)Was there a drug charge in 2007? Answer: Police records are sealed to search because he was a minor. This is a rumor.
4)Was he offered military or jail? Answer: See answer to question 3.
It makes me mad that families are being so hard drug into this election. On ALL levels. I’m mad when family members are trotted out as proof of patriotism and family values, and I’m mad when my phone is ringing off the hook looking for salacious material instead of the policy issues that Sarah Palin represents. There is enough policy to debate. Enough with the children being used for fodder for reasons to vote for, or reasons to vote against. Sarah Palin has run under the banner of “open and transparent” and if these questions are so relevant, ask her. If there is proof to be found, the National Enquirer will find it. Just ask John Edwards.
Regardless of if Track Palin joined the military because of some punk behaviors, he’s serving. I know his family is proud of him, but it seems politicized, as though proof of family patriotism. Men and Women in the Armed Services swear away their rights to become an “army of one”. We, Americans who are sleep tight at night, need to vote in a way that protects these soldiers. When a road side bomb goes off or when bullets are flying, it doesn’t matter why a soldier enlisted. When you read the list of fallen soldiers, they don’t have R’s or D’s by their names. That is why I won’t vote for McCain…100 more years of war.