It is an attempt to misdirect the conversation away from her Experience, views, beliefs, background, character to tell the Little Lady to stay in her place. Especially if she is not our kind of "Woman". This is about as sexist and weak, and cowardly a campaign as I have ever seen in my 52 years. It is a pitiful attempt to pander to people. Bristol Palin is nearly 18. And nearly an Adult. She is not running for Public Office. Her Mother is.
Her Mother cut spending, is building an energy pipeline to the coast to pump Natural Gas to reduce our dependence on Foreign Oil and Energy. She understands National Defense and Homeland Security. The Alaskan National Guard Defends the US from Ballistic Missile Attack, and is on alert 24/7/365 days a year. She is one tough lady.
She hunts, fishes, shoots, plays sports and stands up to the corruption in her own party. She is a Washington Outsider. Which makes her dangerous to Washington insiders. In other words she is an unknown to them. Somebody who could upset their apple cart. She is not yet corrupted by the DC Beltway.
The Leftist mantra for decades is make the Political Personal. So they had to engineer a smear campaign. And since she lives her life as she articulates it, they had to attack her children. This is what Moral COWARDS do. It was wrong when people attacked Chelsey Clinton. It is wrong to go after Sarah Palin's family.
This is also intended to keep out anybody is not part of the approved Political apparatus. If you are an outsider stay out of Government.