For a long time, I have resisted the meme going around that John McCain's campaign was willing to throw all kinds of crap into the race on the theory that people are too stupid to notice that it's crap. I've resisted because, you know, not even I am that cynical. But, to paraphrase the Bard, some people have cynicism thrust upon them:
Inside John McCain's campaign the expectation is growing that there will be a popularity boosting pre-election wedding in Alaska between Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, her schoolmate and father of her baby. "It would be fantastic," said a McCain insider. "You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week."Look, we're not talking about Princess Bristol of Wassilla, heir to the throne. If anyone were going to command every camera as Princess of the Realm it would have been Jenna Bush. But--and it pains me to say this--the Bushes did that one just about right, demanding and getting a private respectful ceremony.
Seriously, if the McCain campaign (and Palin family) goes through with this kind of plan, not only does McCain deserve to lose the race in a landslide, but the Palins ought to be arrested for child abuse. Bristol has got to be the most used and abused and exploited child since the kid who played Webster.