Relieved the weather has finally cooled; ~35C (~95F) high humidity is brutal.
Unbelievable that Lynn Spears (Britney's mom) was castigated when Jamie Lynn's unplanned pregnancy was announced (bad example for our children! delay Mama Spears book deal!) , but Sarah Palin and daughter Bristol are praised ("it's not that big of a deal, stuff happens") - hypocrisy?
Quote from Peggy Noonan (Ronald Reagan's main speechwriter):
I'll tell you how powerful Mrs. Palin already is: she reignited the culture wars just by showing up. She scrambled the battle lines, too. The crustiest old Republican men are shouting "Sexism!" when she's slammed. Pro-woman Democrats are saying she must be a bad mother to be all ambitious with kids in the house. Great respect goes to Barack Obama not only for saying criticism of candidates' children is out of bounds in political campaigns, but for making it personal, and therefore believable. "My mother had me when she was eighteen…" That was the lovely sound of class in American politics.