It’s only been three days since Sarah Palin officially ceased to be governor of the fine state of Alaska, but she’s already forgetting some of her big demands to the media.
Remember “leave my kids alone?” The former governor doesn’t. She’s now treating us all to daily tweets about none other than . . . you guessed it . . . her kids!
Take a July 25 report posted via TwitterBerry: “W/kids in camper;on World’s Best Rd Trip!To soar by Mt.McKinley&rushing rivers,we remember all of AK is BIG/WILD/GOOD LIFE;feel freedom here”
Lest you question the authenticity – Twitter has verified the Palin account as a bona fide celeb account (yes, we’ll give her that, she’s certainly a celeb . . . for what, we’re not quite sure, however). Which means Palin (presumably . . . or a staffer) is sharing details of her family vacations with the world.
They’re not earth shattering details, it’s true. They’re in a camper. Um, OK, so we get that they’re just regular joes (six pack not included). On the “world’s best rd trip.” That’s debatable, but I’ll give her that one too.
Still, I keep coming back to the question of where she’s drawing the line on what’s OK for the media to talk about and what’s not. Bristol’s pregnancy = bad. Family togetherness in the Alaskan wilderness = good. Because it’s got good spin to it?
As a writer relatively open to sharing details of my own daughter’s life online, even her name, there are things I would never consider ponying up for public consumption. You’ll never get a blow-by-blow of her bowel movements, for one thing, which is more than I can say of the children of some of my Facebook friends. But I realize I’ve given up much of my right to complain about criticism of my parenting and family when I let loose the information.
As long as you’ve got it, you can play with it. And if Palin is going to twitter about her kids, doesn’t that leave them hanging out there for us to bat around?
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