There is a line that most decent human beings never cross. It separates robust political criticism from bullying abuse. The line is a bit fluid, depending upon the target of the attack. As in, Nancy Pelosi is a legitimate bulls eye for poisoned darts, but her children (even though they are adults) should be left alone (we can’t pick our mommies, sadly.)
And if San Fran Nan’s offspring are off limits, so should be the innocent 3 year old child of an equally controversial public figure, Sarah Palin. Sadly, as we saw during the presidential campaign over two years ago, that’s not the case.
A core group of soulless liberals have been on the warpath against little Trig Palin ever since he was born, trying to mask their attacks as legitimate criticism of his mercurial, and annoyingly effective, mother. Pundits from Bill Maher to Seth McFarlane have made a defenseless child the butt of their jokes, all the while pretending they’re only attacking his mother. They are obvious cowards and, particularly in Maher’s case, worthless pieces of schtick.
The most recent attack on Trig was carried on one of the uber-hip websites founded by Ana Maria Cox, a woman who looks like a slightly sexed-up version of Pippi Longstocking. In a post that was designed as a faux birthday tribute to the toddler, a writer named Jack Stuef made fun of Sarah Palin for celebrating her son on her website with a birthday poem. Here is some of Stuef’s reaction to that post, carried on Wonkette: