One wonders when and if the mama grizzly will publicly apologize for her daughter's use of the term "faggot". She cannot claim her children are off-limits, when she uses them constantly to advance her own career. And in the wake of recent young gay suicides, Palin's silence on this demonization of a peer is, while hardly unexpected, troubling. Imagine, for a second, if one of Obama's daughters had done such a thing. Can you imagine the fuss on the right?

The double standards with respect to Palin and her vicious brood remain.