"And if you are to have scandals in your trailer-park family, let them be elegant ones — cf. Ted Kennedy, Ted, Kennedy, Jr., Michael Kennedy, William Kennedy Smith, David Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Jr. and their assorted sins such as drug convictions, drug overdoses, serial sexual predations, loss of life, etc. — At least sin and quote Niebuhr, or discuss alleviation of the sin in Palm Beach or Hyannis Port."
Victor Davis Hanson might say that Sarah Palin will not be forgiven by the lefties just because of her lifestyle. It is social class profiling. They don't really care if SP makes mistakes. But they cannot forgive her for looking for moral guidance in the Bible instead of Reinhold Niebuhr. It's OK to dispose of all the inconvenient lovers you want but be sure to do the deed at Chappaquiddick and do it with class.
h/t: Pundit and Pundette sent me to the piece by VDH