and another thing

A few months ago there was a furore because Michelle Obama said something to the effect that for the first time she was proud of her country. Now there’s a very minor issue being raised about VP nominee Palin’s association with the Alaska Independence Party and the fact that the AIP worked with Iran to denounce the USA at at UN meeting, and that Palin’s husband joined the AIP the following year. I don’t mean to point fingers at the nominees specifically here, but there does seem to be something of a double-standard: for some reason your patriotism is pretty much unquestionable if you’re a Republican, but fair game if you’re a Democrat – any ideas why?

One Response to “and another thing”

  1. Paul says:

    I found it interesting that around the time Michelle Obama said that, McCain said that he didn’t love his country until he’d been taken as a POW. So apparently he spent the first 30-some years of his life not loving his country. Of course the Right couldn’t conceive that just possibly they were both using a turn of phrase that sounds a bit odd taken literally.

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