So far I have a link to woman who thinks Sarah Palin’s family values are conflicted and that she should stay home because she isn’t qualified to be VP (not because she is a mother) and a quote frome a conservative Republican (Dr. Laura) saying she should stay home, and a link to an article that quotes people as saying “does she really know what she’s getting in to” and Comm sent me a clip of some MSNBC reporting asking “what do you think of people making these statements fair or unfair” but where the reporter does not, in fact, make those statements.
Bottom line – NO ONE, least of all the Democratic party, has said that Sarah Palin should stay home because she is a mother so all that bloviating about sexism and about how no man would be questioned as to his committment to his family is just a BIG FAT RED HERRING!
As for qualifications I’m very amused at the turn around on what constitutes qualifications but I’m sick of that argument already because frankly, any party that can assert that a collective 58 years on the senate is trumped by a couple of years of being mayor of a small town and then governor of a frontier state and a small business owner isn’t worth arguing with. We’re not talking about making payroll – we’re talking about running the most powerful country in the world.
Tomorrow I’m going to resume writing about training and my life. The election will consume us all from every other angle – at least we have our blogs to give us something else to think about.
This blog will return to triathlon related issues tomorrow.
Right now I need a link, please. Could someone point me to an article in which Sarah Palin is criticized for being a working mother? Where has someone questioned her readiness or suitability for office specifically because she has children?
I’m not suggesting that people are not saying that there may be a connection between her not being at home and her kid being pregnant. Working mothers get that one all the time (usually from conservatives) and I think it’s as much bunc as the next person.
What I’m looking for is someone specifically stating that she doesn’t belong in the White House because she has children.
And here’s one for you – this site vets claims made by both parties for truth. It’s very handy.
Last but not least – I think Palin did a credible job with her speech last night. The fact that people got all excited and started yelling ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ doesn’t, in my mind, mean it was a great speech but clearly people were moved. Be that as it may, I am simultaneously appalled and disgusted by the level of condescension and snark that infused Guliani and Palin speeches. And to claim that Palin has more experience than Biden and Obama together is absurd. These people have played in different playgrounds but with respect to experience dealing with national and international issues there’s no question who has more and it isn’t Sarah Palin.
Sorry – just had to get that off my chest.