Better Late Than Never:

Now that a video of Malia Obama – who, at 19, is an adult and going to school at, of course, Harvard – has gone viral showing the former First Daughter blowing smoke rights, the left [1] has re-discovered the right to privacy:

Both sides of the US political divide are defending Malia Obama’s right to privacy after a video went viral showing the eldest daughter of former president Barack Obama apparently smoking.

Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump were among the numerous defenders of Malia, 19, on Twitter after the video on Friday seemed to show her blowing smoke rings in a bathroom.

“Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better,” Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic former president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, wrote on Twitter.

It didn’t apply, of course, to Sarah Palin’s family, or George W. Bush’s daughters.  But hey, better late than never.

Make no mistake – I agree with them.  Presidents’ kids should be off-limits (and presidents should keep their minor children off-limits).  Former presidents’ kids, even moreso, unless they do something to make news on their own.

College kid smoking?  Dog bites man.

Harvard kid being an idiot?  Dog licks self.

[1] Along with Ivanka Trump.

9 thoughts on “Better Late Than Never:

  1. You’re wrong, Mitch. The left has always believed in a right to privacy. They’ve trumpeted it loudly and often. It’s just that when liberals say “privacy” they’ve always meant “abortion” in the past. Now they’re finally extending the word to mean something else.

  2. I don’t think a politician’s kids should be off limits. Politics is a dirty business, people should be discouraged from becoming politicians. It a pol pushes for laws that jail people like me, and his own kids get a pass for doing the same things I do, I want to see it on the front page.
    Anyway, a policy of leaving the kids of politicians alone will never be enforced fairly by our highly partisan press.

  3. Mostly a moot point, since I’ve rarely heard of a politician’s kids being out of line when the politician himself (herself) wasn’t completely out of line as well, but it does strike me that kids completely criminal can be a sign that the politician can’t manage his way out of a cardboard box. Bad sign when you’re dealing with committees and such.

    Malia, however, was probably indulging some 1980s hair metal nostalgia, and it is of course her father that is completely out of line.

  4. You have a right to privacy …. well except for Obama Care. Obama Care makes you tell the government what your health insurance plans are.

  5. Blowing good smoke rings is more than many students learn in college in the current year.

  6. It sure proves Malia learned from her dad’s example. Rules for thee but not for me. She’s probably got a great future in Democratic Party politics, sad to say.

  7. Make no mistake – I agree with them. Presidents’ kids should be off-limits (and presidents should keep their minor children off-limits). Former presidents’ kids, even moreso, unless they do something to make news on their own.

    I agree – so long as they’re on their own and we’re not paying to provide them with Secret Service protection. Otherwise if they’re drinking while underage (Chelsea Clinton) or doing drugs (Malia Obama) while we’re paying to protect them, then I don’t really care if someone takes a photo or video and posts it for the world to see.

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