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Cactus Petunia

Oh, yeah...a male politician would already be ducking the responsibility. I agree, she does have a lot on her plate. I sincerely hope she can manage to live with the consequences of her beliefs about sex education and birth control, but more important, I hope her daughter can live with those consequences, too.
Here's an interesting take on it all, whether you're a conservative or a liberal:

Robert K

Um, Cactus, it's not "beliefs about sex education" that caused little Bristol those "consequences."

You see, when a man and a woman love each other very much. . . Well, you know how it happens. Right?

Politics, policy and party affiliation turn out not to have anything to do with it.

Just sayin'.

Cuppa Jo

I have to admit I have found myself in a similar "female chauvinist" position a few times, especially when it comes to doing stuff for my kids - it's Mommy's job, right?

But seriously, if it were a male politician with a pregnant daughter, what would the media have to say about it? Remember when Dick Cheney's daughter came out? I don't recall anyone bashing HIM about it as if he had done something wrong or couldn't do his job anymore because there was drama at home.

And can you imagine what the press would have to say if it had been Palin's son whose girlfriend was pregnant instead of the other way around?

Rattling the Kettle

I think it's fair to demand that a "family values" politician actually display a devotion to said values within his/her own family.

Otherwise, she's just a good-for-nothing hypocrite.


Although, just to play devil's advocate, Rattling, I have to say that she could have all the devotion to those values in the whole world and still not be able to MAKE her kid do (or not do) what she wants. The thing about parenting is: you can teach them, guide them, show them, lecture them, but at the end of the day, they are their own people and make their own decisions. While I think there are plenty of reasons not to love the McCain/Palin ticket, her daughter's pregnancy is not one of them in my mind.

Suburban Kamikaze

I agree. I would love to be sure about what she is doing wrong as a parent, but, sadly, it is not my area of expertise, even after 13 years on the job.

On the other hand, you don't have to be a Democrat to cringe at her sneering dismissal of due process rights.


I seem to be the only person in my family who is HORRIFIED that Sarah Palin would want to accept the nomination for VP. Her and her Husband have a ton of things on their plates at the moment, and YES I would be just as upset if it was her Husband who had been asked to be VP!
John Edwards running for president and wasting the last months w/ his wife, horrified me as well........His affair was the cherry on top!
I am not a total "Obama-Maniac" either. I am a concerned voter who believes in taking care of Family first BEFORE Individual pursuits!

I'm done now, thanks for asking!

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