(This post has been bumped and updated. Make sure you read it all.)
A couple of days ago, I wrote about "the slime has already begun to ooze from the fever swamps of the left," with respect to Vice Presidential pick Gov. Sarah Palin. It got worse over the weekend, with left-wing kooks deliriously celebrating the extraordinary "truth" they discovered -- Sarah Palin's baby boy Trig was actually the illegitimate son of her oldest daughter Bristol, and Palin wore a "pregnant suit" in public in order to pull off the ruse.
In response, the Anchoress pointedly asked, "How much do you have to love your hate in order to surrender your reason, and your humanity, to it?"
(Added: This much. God help us.)
Today Sarah Palin publicly announced that Bristol is, in fact, unmarried and pregnant. But she plans to marry the father, a young man who has been her high school sweetheart for over a year now, and the couple will keep their baby. This is simply yet another example of the rugged ordinariness of the Palin family, and why they resonate so deeply with middle America.
Desperately looking for anything hypocritical that could drive a wedge between Sarah Palin and likely voters, liberal bloggers and MSM reporters were quick to note that Palin supports the teaching of abstinence in schools. Unfortunately, the much-anticipated reaction from Dr. James Dobson was not the outburst of righteous indignation and disapproval that they certainly were expecting; nor was the reaction of the Evangelical community at large, and the left is currently going crazy. Read the comments here.
Observing the continuous, glittering string of failures suffered by the Left as they attempt to attack Sarah Palin's character, one might ask, how can the Left be so mistaken about the core values of Sarah Palin's supporters?
Let me reintroduce you to this propitious quote from Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism: