From a comment I made recently:
Your observation about double standards reminded me of something I read this week in the blog of a staunch Sarah Palin supporter. In the post, Michelle Obama was attacked because of her comment about being proud of America for the first time in her life. In my book, her comment is fair game, but those who were allegedly horrified by Michelle Obama's comment don't seem to care in the least that Todd Palin hated America so much that he belonged to a secessionist political party for years[..].
Can you imagine the howling from Sarah Palin's admirers if Michelle Obama belonged to a secessionist movement at any time in her life, even for a month in college? Yet there's no problem with Todd Palin being a secessionist well into his adulthood.
I pulled this comment up to the front page because I just learned that, in her new book, Sarah Palin actually snipes at Michelle Obama for making the statement about feeling pride in her country for the first time. Ms. Palin's own husband was a secessionist and she has the audacity to sneer at Michelle Obama for not meeting proper standards for pride in her country. She has thoroughly demolished the chutzpah meter and not in a good way.
via Joe Depinto