As we were leaving a store this afternoon, my 12-year-old daughter pointed out a headline saying that Lindsey Lohan and her girlfriend were having a baby. Now that I have a 12-year-old, I know a lot more than I ever expected (or wanted) to about teenage celebrities, but when she talks, I listen and engage. She's an adolescent, and opportunities may be limited.
I mentioned that I'd heard Lohan had been blogging about Sarah Palin, and the tone sounded positive.
"Why am I not surprised?" my daughter asked.
That surprised ME. "I'm very surprised," I told her. You know, Sarah Palin is very conservative and religious..."
"But," my daughter cut in, in that well, DUH tone of voice, "she's a wack job.
Identity politics at work again?