I found this article to be strangely out-of-sync for Bob Barr’s usual commentary. In his latest writing, Bob Barr excoriates the mother who recently gave birth to octuplets. While this is not purely political, it is reminiscient of the “culture war” commentary of the 90s. Plus, the comments are being made by the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential candidate.
The strange case of Nadya Suleman is but the latest example of a society in which the unusual is glorified; the most extreme behavior rewarded; and the most intimate details of human activities plastered all over the Internet, television and tabloids.
Suleman is custom-made to have become the latest pseudo celebrity on the interview-for-pay circuit. She doesn’t work. She lives with her parents even though she is 33 years old. She is unmarried. She already had six —- that’s right, six —- other young children in addition to the latest litter of eight. And the eight new mouths to feed were the result not of natural conception, but a carefully planned project whereby an apparently willing doctor implanted eight embryos in the woman so she could thereby become a celebrity.
The rest here.