Not the media though. According to the New York Times:
In the press galleries at the convention, journalists wrinkled their noses in disgust when Piper, Ms. Palin’s youngest daughter, was filmed kitty-licking her baby brother’s hair into place.
And just so you don't think that attitude was limited to the NYT, here is CNN's "unbiased" take on it:
How sad that their hatred of Gov. Palin is such that they would even belittle her 7-year-old daughter.