Presidential candidates and families are a unit; families cannot be left out of the Presidential election process!
Suggesting that Presidential candidate should no be scrutinized, or discussed by the media is a bogus issue. If a candidate teach, or control actions of members of the family, how could one manage the affairs of the nation?
This item is not designed to single Sarah Palin. Governor Palin, however, is an obvious example of how families of candidates matter. If parents cannot teach off springs how to behave, or not to behave, how can they be expected to manage the affairs of the nation. Managing the behavior of a seventeen year old should not be more difficult than managing cabinet members, of a number of Generals.