As the mother of a 13-year-old girl, I couldn't resist trying to use the Miley Cyrus media tempest du jour as an opportunity to engage in one of those much-heralded parent-child teaching moments.
What the news media is selling is dangerous: Wright, Obama and Clinton, Iraq and health insurance and Hannah Montana all get stirred into the same idiotic, phony pot.
There's no way Miley's parents didn't know that Vanity Fair had taken semi-nude photos of their 15-year-old!
This is a major wake-up call to American parents. I have to ask, where are Miley's parents in all this? Have they not seen what happened to Britney Spears?
I know how Miley feels. I too was a little embarrassed by my recent topless "scandal" and the subsequent parodies, but I am an adult woman.
New York Magazine's naked-Lindsay Lohan fashion issue is already the stuff of Internet pageview legend.
Mike Huckabee is all smiles on the trail, but if he looked tired, you wouldn't see a picture of his mug headlining the Drudge Report. Hillary is a woman. Get over it.