governor sarah palin's support of abstinence-only-until-marriage education funding is very much a political issue. the announcement of her 17 year old daughter's pregnancy is a personal issue made public and political by its very disclosure.
if the second wave of the feminist movement taught us nothing else it is that "the personal is political".....right?
and yet, as barack obama said, "let me be as clear as possible. i think people's families are off-limits, and people's children are especially off-limits."
while i mostly agree with obama on this, i expect (hope) that he will not now shy away from taking mccain and palin to task for their continued support of the failed, life and choice denying, dangerous policy of abstinence-only-until-marriage education.
palin's daughter has far fewer choices for her life now.
to think that this personal event will not have a major impact on palin's continued (reinvigorated commitment to?) support of abstinence only funding is irrational. to not talk about it on a national level may seem like the most appropriate thing to do....but what might be at stake by avoiding it?