Leading Democrat: Sarah Palin's Family & Daughter Are Fair Game

Leading Democratic Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, said today that attacks on Sarah Palin’s family, including her pregnant daughter!
The Boston Herald reported:

Rep. Barney Frank is among the first Democrats to publicly say Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s family background, including the pregnancy of her unwed teenage daughter, should be fair game for campaign discussion.

“They’re the ones that made an issue of her family,” Frank, D-Mass., said Tuesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Republicans stressed Palin’s conservative family values in announcing her selection as John McCain’s running mate on Friday. Frank says the recent disclosure about her daughter blunts conservative claims that liberalism harms family life.

“Apparently she’s a great favorite with the conservative social movement,” Frank said. “They have said that it’s liberalism and liberals who have undermined families — same-sex marriage has been a problem, they don’t want gay people to adopt … This helps undercut those arguments.”

Hat Tip Mike Moseley

Democrats also released Sarah Palin’s social security number.

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