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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Obama's Response to the Palin's Daughter Dust-Up

John McCain chooses a right-wing, barely known Governor as his running mate and it appears to all sane human beings he did so because this Governor is a woman. Then, she has like 53 scandals appear at once, one of which being this oddly personal story about her 17 year old daughter being pregnant.

How does Barack Obama respond? Like some Aaron Sorkin fantasy Presidential candidate, that's how:

"Let me be a clear as possible: I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people's families are off limits, and people's children are especially off limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as governor, or her potential performance as a vice president.

"And so I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18, and how a family deals with issues and, you know, teenage children, that shouldn't be the topic of our politics and I hope that anybody who is supporting me understands that's off limits."

via Salon.


Scott Walters said...

Great, great response. This is a man with principles, which allows him to make quick decisions about issues without consulting with his staff. I was really proud of Obama on this statement.

Jaime said...

It's his Aaron Sorkin Fantasy Presidentishness that made me love him in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Dragging her daughter out in front of the entire nation and forcing her to get married to her teenage sweet-heart exposes her blind ambition and complete lack of regard for her family.

She is not only a terrible mother but also a bad person.

Shame on her.

Dan F