"Once she's brought her children in as selling points, unfortunately the bad comes in with the good," says Lisa Bloom, a Court TV anchor. "She's integrating her mom quality as a key part of her résumé. We didn't do that in the press; she did that."
Bloom says the Republican governor has been less than candid about what "had to be a disturbing family situation," but quickly adds that judging public figures by their children is tricky business. "All of us who are parents kind of cringe, if this makes her a less suitable candidate because the kid screwed up." Source
Question for Lisa Bloom. Many male candidates, including Obama, have emphasized their own fatherhood or discussed it politically. Does this mean the media should invade the privacy of their children for questionable relevance and in hyped up fashion? Does this mean those men should be pressured to step out of the race because they have kids? Should they be accused of being bad fathers if they don't? Does the mere fact that Palin has admitted being a mother (and even highlighted it in some fashion) mean that all sexist questions are fair game?