The morality double standard in American politics

The McCain campaign’s insistence on imposing a double standard for Palin is nowhere clearer than in the demand, voiced by many of the candidate’s surrogates, that her religious affiliations and their implications be placed off-limits. The GOP was on firmer ground when it made a similar demand with regard to her children, though it’s safe to say that if Sen. Barack Obama had appeared in Denver with his unmarried pregnant daughter and the father of her child, the religious right’s outraged screams still would be echoing in the nation’s ear.

— “A Palin double standard,” LA Times op-ed piece (link)

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