Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) believes Caroline Kennedy is getting softer press treatment in her pursuit of the New York Senate seat than Palin did as the GOP vice presidential nominee because of Kennedy’s social class.
“I’ve been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under such a microscope,” Palin told conservative filmmaker John Ziegler....
“It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out and I think that as we watch that we will perhaps be able to prove that there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy versus, say, the scrutiny of what her candidacy may be.”
Palin said she remains subject to unfair press coverage of her and her family.
She observed that Katie Couric and Tina Fey have been “capitalizing on” and “exploiting” her.
Why would the the liberal media elite give Palin more scrutiny than Caroline Kennedy? It might be because Kennedy has lived in the public eye since before Palin was born. We know who Kennedy is, but 99% of Americans had never heard of Palin until McCain announced her as his running mate. It might be because Kennedy is one possible candidate for one Senate seat from one state, while Palin was a major party nominee for Vice President of the United States. And if there is a class issue, it's that Kennedy has some and Palin does not.