Quite possibly Quote of The Day in a Wednesday full of good quotes, including Noonan's naughty word, comes from Ted Anthony of the Associated Press:
The Republican message about the Palin offspring comes across as contradictory: Hey, media, leave those kids alone — so we can use them as we see fit.
If you doubt this scenario, consider this: On Wednesday morning, a teenage boy from Alaska stood in a receiving line on an airport tarmac, being glad-handed by the potential next president of the United States — because he got his girlfriend pregnant. TV cameras were lined up in advance. The mind boggles.
It seems even the McFourniers at AP have had enough of the McCain campaign's bullying.