I think you could rack up 100 “sexisms” on the Palin sexism watch by now.  Many of the comments about Palin’s own pregnancy with her fifth child and the pregnancy of her daughter are simply beneath contempt.

Check the posts, and comments, at Shakesville, and Historiann for a better view.

And here’s what Obama said:

BO: I have heard some of the news on this and so let me be as clear as possible. I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people’s families are off limits, and people’s children are especially off limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics, it has no relevance to governor Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. And so I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18. And how family deals with issues and teenage children that shouldn’t be the topic of our politics and I hope that anybody who is supporting me understands that is off limits.

Jeff Zeleny: an unnamed McCain advisor as reported on Reuters that the despicable rumors have been spread on blogs some even with Barack Obama’s name on them.

BO: I am offended by that statement, there is no evidence at all that any of this involved us. I hope I am as clear as I can be. So in case I am not, let me repeat, we don’t go after people’s families, we don’t get them involved in the politics, it is not appropriate and it is not relevant. Our people were not involved in any way in this and they will not be. And if I ever thought it was somebody in the campaign that was involved in something like that they would be fired. Ok. Alright guys. Thank you.

Thank gawd.

UPDATE:  And see Zuzu’s post at Shakesville and Melissa McEwan at The Guardian’s Comment is Free, titled, “Pregnancy is No Political Football”  Right.  That.

UPDATE II:  And the inimitable mattt bastard, here and here

And BTW here’s what I said, buried in this post on Friday, before this had all gone quite so crazy as it’s gone now

UPDATE III:  I can’t believe AlterNet post this piece of crap from the Big Orange Satan

UPDATE IV:  Holy crap, Sally Quinn

And a big thanks to Atrios:

K-Tee asks:
Would Sally Quinn write this if the candidate in question were the father, not the mother?

No.This has been another edition of of simple answers to simple questions.

And Riverdaughter

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