Countdown’s Keith Olbermann points out in a Special Comment that while John McCain might want to use Sarah Palin to hit Barack Obama below the belt and accuse him of terrorist associations, he overlooked the unfortunate fact that “pallin’ around with terrorists” is one area where Palin has more experience.
I asked my friend for his thoughts on this and here was his reply:
The kid is f-ing FOUR!
He has no concept of sex, let alone, “sexual harassment” or “inappropriate touching”.
All this type of BS is a result of what I call “the power of the accusation”.
To be accused… is to be guilty. This has people going completely overboard in trying to cover their asses.
TWO WORDS: RICHARD JEWELL.
Completely innocent, yet completely f-ed.
Why? The power of the accusation.
The problem is not with the kid (obviously).
The problem is not with the parents.
The problem is not even really with the criminal justice system.
It’s with the teachers. The kid, with his hug, rang their Pavlov’s bell for ass-covering. They have been whipped into forgoing their own judgement and instantly pulling out the “what do I do now” playbook.
I agree. I think that the media play a role in this somewhere too.]