Emails surfaced this week that show Barack Obama's campaign was actively recruiting a rape victim to appear in a commercial to highlight the issue of reproductive choice and, one assumes, Sarah Palin's opposition to that. While I'm all for bringing more attention to the issue of sexual assault, I am more than a little disturbed that the Obama camp would be asking a victim to share her story (and likely be attacked by conservatives) in order to score some political points. It's one thing to go to them and offer to share her story, but it's another thing for them to come to her and ask. Or is that just me? [Politico]


Isn't Obama all about giving voice to those who have none? It's not like she was forced to participate in the campaign. She chose to do so: I expect she knew it would be used for political purposes?