Written by Lotus on Friday, 5 of September , 2008 at 4:21 pm
Women (and men) face many hard choices in life. Sure, we should celebrate the expanding opportunities for women, but we also have to accept that there will be criticism of those choices. I think Governor Palin was a great choice for Vice President. She’s a great choice for the Republican Party and a great choice for the country. But, is it a great choice for her family? Dr. Laura wrote on her blog:
I’m stunned – couldn’t the Republican Party find one competent female with adult children to run for Vice President with McCain? I realize his advisors probably didn’t want a “mature” woman, as the Democrats keep harping on his age. But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?
I am haunted by the family pictures of the Palins during political photo-ops, showing the eldest daughter, now pregnant with her own child, cuddling the family’s newborn. When Mom and Dad both work full-time (no matter how many folks get involved with the children), it becomes a somewhat chaotic situation. Certainly, if a child becomes ill and is rushed to the hospital, and you’re on the hotline with both Israel and Iran as nuclear tempers are flaring, where’s your attention going to be? Where should your attention be? Well, once you put your hand on the Bible and make that oath, your attention has to be with the government of the United States of America.
Category: LOTUS Decides 2008
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