Leftists seem to relish finding relatives of conservative candidates who support liberals.
Case in point: Candace Gingrich-Jones, gay half-sister of Newt Gingrich. She doesn't want Newt to be president. She's on Obama's team.
This is reminiscent of the Dems/media launching that 2010 "October surprise," giving massive coverage of Rebecca Kleefisch's gay uncle, Chris Pfauser, accusing his niece of being an extremist.
Find a relative in opposition to a conservative candidate and prop it up like a major, meaningful story.
The gay half-sister of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed his position on gay rights on Wednesday and said she will support President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the 2012 election.
Candace Gingrich-Jones, a gay rights activist, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that she and her older half-brother, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, were "mutually respectful" but disagree on gay rights.
"He is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues," Gingrich-Jones said.
She said she would "work really, really hard to make sure that President Obama is re-elected next year no matter who the Republican candidate is."
This stuff always seems to get so much attention.
Of course, Obama's half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, found "living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi" on less than one dollar a month, garners little attention from the mainstream media.
From an interview in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair:
No-one knows who I am," he told the magazine, before claiming: "I live here on less than a dollar a month."
According to Italy's Vanity Fair his two metre by three metre shack is decorated with football posters of the Italian football giants AC Milan and Inter, as well as a calendar showing exotic beaches of the world.
Vanity Fair also noted that he had a front page newspaper picture of his famous brother - born of the same father as him, Barack Hussein Obama, but to a different mother, named only as Jael.
He told the magazine: "I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist."
Embarrassed by his penury, he said that he does not does not mention his famous half-brother in conversation.
"If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed," he said.
Obama having a half-brother living in a hut in abject poverty is an embarrassment. So it's not discussed.
Obama, a member of the one percent, didn't pull his half-brother out of his misery. Supposedly, there was nothing revealing about that.
Newt Gingrich's gay half-sister's story, however, plays perfectly for the MSNBC, Reuters, lib media.
Candace Gingrich-Jones is an Obama supporter.
Ronald Reagan's two youngest children didn't support their dad's candidacy.
That, of course, also was considered significant.
The lib media will happily exploit relatives of conservative candidates in hopes of making them look bad. Even their own family members don't support them.
If the lib media want to run potentially embarrassing stories about the relatives of a politician, Obama's family provides a gold mine of material.
Candace doesn't agree with Newt.
STOP THE PRESSES!