I’m late to the game on this, but it really makes no sense to me whatsoever:
This brings me back to my issue with Palin. The name on her black memorial bracelet — one, like the gold star, a demonstration of a friend or associate who was killed in action — is that of her oldest son, Track. Track served honorably in Iraq, and both he and his parents should be thanked for his selfless service to his country. He is also alive.
Commemorating Track’s service by wearing a a black memorial bracelet which is reserved for those dead or even a red bracelet for those missing in action, demonstrates a horrifying contempt for those who gave their last full measure of devotion or an almost unbelievable ignorance of the importance of symbols in American history.
As it turns out, bracelets for currently deployed soldiers are quite common, making this an even dumber nontroversy that it was.
But putting aside the fact that Palin did nothing wrong, on what planet do left-wingers think going after her son, currently deployed overseas in the military, is smart politics? Even if she had been wrong, who here thinks going after after her for this made sense? I understand the feelings Palin generates in people, but goodness, I can’t think of any situation in which attacking a mother regarding her son in a combat zone makes any sense.
Just stupid. There are so many real reasons to go after Palin, I’m just kind of dumbfounded that anyone would even think to make this an issue.