Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A Mother’s Decision

As far as I know, no blogger brought Sarah Palin’s name to the public, national or international stage. Ms Palin made that decision when she accepted Senator McCain’s invitation to join him on the Republican ticket.

When she made that decision she brought her family and her history with her. It was also her decision to announce that her daughter was unwed and pregnant. She put it out there for all to see. I have to wonder, did she consult with her daughter before she did this? Did the daughter want this to happen? The young lady is 17 years old and five months along in her pregnancy. If she and the father of the baby are going to be married, why didn’t they get married before this announcement. Had they done that, this would not be talked about anywhere today. Was Ms Palin so eager to get on the ticket that she decided to expose her own daughter?

I agree with Senator Obama that no one should go after family members. However the first person to bring the Palin’s daughter’s condition to the public was her mother. Her mother, it appears, made the decision and was willing to ignore her daughter’s privacy in order to further her own opportunities.

I have to wonder the character of a man or woman who would make a decision like that.


Blogger Distributorcap said...

yep it was all Sarah -- she could have said -- you know, John - i need to take care of my family, we have a lot of things going on. this is not the right time.

but no - she said, my ambition first.

says to me -- no character

September 03, 2008 2:04 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

Absolutely agreed. And we have to stop fighting among ourselves about this and not let this get out of hand.

If the GOP's plan was shock and awe, it worked.

We must work to take back the mantle of change now.

September 03, 2008 4:34 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

This whole campaign is going to get uglier. The GOP has nothing to run on and that leaves them with nothing but personal destruction as a tool. It is going to be a long two months.

September 03, 2008 4:37 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

she has tons of bad decisions to focus on and the gop hopes we get sidetracked and look like bullies.

she is the religious fundamentalist's answer to their prayers and to their schemes.

they picked her, not mccain.
it is his last desperate shot at the presidency and he sold this country to the american taliban.

she is being spun into "everything for every winger" and they send money and vote in droves!

ever wonder how countries become opressive regimes without bloody coups?

we are seeing it now,

and i am afraid.

September 03, 2008 5:31 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I don't know dcap, when I think of Republicans, I think of characters.

September 03, 2008 5:43 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

A politically calculating mother who will do anything to win or gain sympathy is who would do that.

September 03, 2008 6:53 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

You can see the angst on the daughter's face as she was sitting on-stage behind her mother during the speeches. And how she either held the baby or a jacket over her belly before the announcement of her pregnancy.

All in all, McCain is looking like a bit of an ass-wipe now.

September 03, 2008 7:11 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

I've been thinking a little more about Sarah Palin and I think I have a little better handle on it after looking at her record for these past few days.

September 03, 2008 7:18 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I am still most amazed by how the Republicans defend this incredibly bad VP choice. It must be rule #1 in Karl Rove's playbook: Never admit a mistake. So they have Palin and they're going to stick with her because really, she's a maverick and the best choice for the ticket. They say it with a straight face too. Weird automatons.

September 03, 2008 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The far right love her. Everyone else seems to have questions.

Keep asking, gang. Keep asking.

September 03, 2008 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

This was my reaction as well. How can someone who runs on the christian and family first ticket just throw her daughter under the bus like this? She had to KNOW that the media would kill her for this and she did it anyway. I too, question the character of a women that would do that to her 17 year old daughter just to get her name in the news.



September 03, 2008 9:52 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

I just saw the latest McCain-Palin bumper sticker:

"The grandbaby won't be black either."

September 03, 2008 2:05 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

PoP, I touch on that and a lot of other Palin things at J. Marquis' blog "Major Conflict"... ick.

Also, there is something just for you at my weblog!


September 03, 2008 7:07 PM  
Blogger dguzman said...

They should all be ashamed of themselves for being such greedy bloodsucking media/power whores, but they're just too busy being greedy bloodsucking media/power whores to feel ashamed.

If the repugs lose, I'm predicting a tell-all book from Bristol early next year. "My Mom the Moronic Moose" or some such.

September 04, 2008 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great point on the Palin daughter pregnancy revelation. She brought it up in the hopes of getting out in front of this issue, while still being a proponent of abstinence only sex education. I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that had her daughter been better educated on what could result from unprotected sexual intercourse, she would not be pregnant now and, would have told her boyfriend come husband, "Here a tube of lube, so you can take care of your own business. I've got better things to do than have your baby."

September 04, 2008 8:30 PM  

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