Mark Silk at Spritual Politics asks the question, "Who would be so churlish to disagree with Obama's call for the media to step away from the Bristol Palin pregnancy story?" He then volunteers himself:
I presume it's OK to ask a candidate, "Would you oppose sex education in the public schools, including the use of condoms and other birth control measures, even if it resulted in your daughter getting pregnant?"Americans were probably unaware that there was no teen pregnancy until abstinence-only sex education programs came along. Now Mark Silk is there to enlighten them. Maybe while he's at it, he explain how broad abstract policies in public schools have anything to do with Palin's daughter.
If Palin had only lied about her daughter repeatedly until the press hounded the truth out of her, then she could have had the respect of the liberal bloggers.