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Dorothy and the Tin Man

So I decided to be open minded and watch Sarah Palin's speech last night. And here is my take. She's a bull dog, she takes no prisoners, it's her way or the highway. And her youngest daughter will be babysitting her four month old.

I'm busy watching blogs and media coverage go back and forth over whether a mom of five young children can handle the 2nd toughest job in our country and still be there for her kids when they need her and here's what my girlfriends on the 8:48 responded this morning. "If she gets the job, she'll be a bad mother but we're not voting for her as mother of the year. We're voting to elect her as vice president."

Point well taken. No, we are not voting for her as mother of the year. We are voting on whether or not she can take on Washington with military maverick man John McCain and judging from her speech last night, yes she totally can. Will the job affect her relationship with her husband and her kids? Absolutely - but it's their life, not ours to worry about. If her marriage falls apart and her kids suffer because they don't have their mom's full attention because she's on a business trip to Iraq, such is life. They will have to deal and I guess in school, their friends will have to admit that their mom totally has the coolest job than anyone else's parents in their class.

Should we judge the way a person can lead if their kids turn out to be screw ups because they didn't get their undivided attention? At least if she does get the job, her fisherman husband will be the one to focus on the kids since there's no big snow machine races in D.C.

The one thing I did like about Palin was her tenacity about helping to solve the energy crisis by offering a solution from her own home state. It would be great to not have to depend on foreign oil and Palin does offer a sound solution to the current crisis we're in. And while her oratory skills aren't as strong as Barack Obama's, it's as if Norma Rae is running for the 2nd highest post in our country and that alone is going to earn her several million votes. Not to mention that Elizabeth from "The View" will probably build a shrine in her honor. I can't say I'd ever relate to her stance on issues relating to women and families so I guess I'll reserve my decision on who I'm going to vote for after I watch John McCain give his speech tonight. And is it just me, or does the poor guy have a back problem? Hope the guy does a little yoga before his big night tonight or else he'll resemble the tin man from the Wizard of Oz. At least for McCain, he now has Dorothy by his side leading him to the Emerald City.

Posted in: Blog, Role Mommy Confessions on 09/04/2008


  • Thanks for your comment - in actuality, I meant to sound sarcastic and funny not ugly and insulting. I am well aware of senator McCain's injuries from being a POW and made a quip about him looking like he was in pain. What's so bad about him needing a massage? Anyway, thanks for reading the blog and hope not to offend in the future and if I did, I only meant it to illicit chuckles. If you'd like to read my most recent post about this post, please check out If You Can't Stand the Heat on my home page. Have a great weekend and keep stopping by!

  • Susan Easterday

    I'm not trying to be judgmental--but this was just "ugly." And I'm not talking about anything about Sarah Palin. Your comment about John McCain--yes, he has a back and arm(s)problem from being a POW for 5 years and spending hours tied in painful positions. I love the blogs--but have some compassion!

    As for Sarah Palin, you obviously don't agree with her politics so your bias shows. But we don't know every bit of her situation--so we don't know the right answer. I wouldn't do it, but I stay home and work part-time. I also can't get by on 3 hrs of sleep a night (and don't like being yelled at). Don't we want Dad's just as involved--or is this just about Trig and Bristol? Is Obama exempt because his kids don't have special needs? Don't they need attention too?

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