Statement from State GOP Chairwoman Karen Floyd

"Comments like the one in question are unacceptable, run contrary to the spirit and ideals of the Republican Party and have no place in public discourse.  Far too often, families are seen as fair game in political fights - becoming targets of attacks and punchlines in offensive satires or jokes.  Whether they're directed toward First Lady Michelle Obama or Governor Sarah Palin's children, attacks of this nature and attacks on family members of elected officials are out of bounds and should be condemned by all sides."