A tweeny called a dog? That's hard on an adolecent. At least Palin's daughter is an adult. I'm not excusing any of this but let's be clear, this crap happens on both side. Taking offense at one while ignoring the rest is partisan at best and ignorant at worst.
Of course it's not ok!!!
Just because it happened to one doesn't make it ok to do it to another!
If you want to criticize someone...criticize their political stance. Politicians should not be treated as CELEBRITIES!!!
This is what is wrong with the entire political system...and many of us have been guilty of it at one time or another.