The policy here has been that the children of politicians are off limits to criticism, even when they do stuff that otherwise might be newsworthy.

That policy has been invoked as to the Obama children, consistent with our criticism of the left’s despicable and vile attacks on Trig Palin.

Thus, we have not commented on the vacation of the Obama kids.

I agree with Katie Pavlich below that the issue is not the kids, it’s the tone-deafness of the kids’ parents who do nothing to keep down taxpayer expenses related to family travel at a time the White House is shut to everyone else’s children because we supposedly don’t have enough taxpayer money.

But the debate needs to be framed around the attitude of the parents, not about the Obama kids.