As I've expressed recently here on my blog, I have been horrified at the personal attacks against Sarah Palin and her children. One of the worst recently came from a Huffington Post writer, who claimed he wanted to have sex with Palin on Barack Obama bedsheets while his wife looked on and read the Constitution. (The last I checked, the Constitution did not support the rape of an opposing party's political candidate.)
In observing this election, I have noticed that what is usually "my side" (i.e. Democrats) have turned into the vicious, swiftboating negative haters that the Republicans were in the 1990s. This sort of left-wing swiftboating started during the primaries against Hillary and it's being used against Palin right now. The hysteria against Palin has reached epic levels. In fact, it's now got a name. It's called "Palin Derangement Syndrome" or PDS.