So much ado about politics and politicians.
The presidential candidates.
The vice presidential candidates.
Family crises - public and private.
Tonight I wondered: If Barack Obama's 17 year old daughter were pregnant,
would this discussion of teenage parenting be different?
Would there be different terms being used about unwed motherhood?
Would we be clamoring for them to be able to deal with this in private?
Would she be applauded for her choice to keep her baby and marry the father?
What would we be writing in our blogs and political columns?
Would we be sending emails around asking for prayer for Michele Obama and her family?
Or would we be shaking our heads and saying,
"Here we go again. Another black teenage girl got pregnant.
Do we want a family like this leading our nation here at home
and representing our nation abroad,
showing our teenagers what is and is not correct behavior?"
Would we be this forgiving and gracious if this girl were black???
I'm just wondering...