Questions for Sarah Palin from a Working Mom

Thursday, October 2, 2008
No matter which side you're on, tonight's vice presidential debate is significant for working mothers. A mother of five kids, including one with Down syndrome, and a grandchild on the way will be up there spouting her views on everything from health care to tax reform (often in the same garbled sentence).

Questions about her personal life, of course, will not be asked. But if I could, here are some of the questions I'd like to ask Sarah Palin, as a working mom.

1. Come on, now. You expect us to believe that as governor of Alaska, you've been able to raise five kids without any paid childcare? Tell us the truth. Tell us what a day-in-the-life of Sarah Palin's kids looks like. Who gets them dressed in the morning? Who picks them up? Who makes sure they eat their veggies and reads to them and tucks them in? You owe it to working moms across America to tell the truth.

2. If you are ready to take on the second most important role in U.S. politics while raising five kids, more power to you. But aren't you conflicted? Aren't there days when you think, "Screw these questions about Supreme Court decisions and Russia-U.S. relations. I'd rather be home watching Spongebob with Trig and Track."

3. How do you square away the fact that you exposed your unwed pregnant teenage daughter to so much national scrutiny when you decided to go for the vice presidency? Was there ever a time when you thought, "Hey, she'll be going through enough as an unwed teen mom. Maybe I should take one for the team and spare her all the scorn, ridicule and shame."

4. Now tell us how you really feel.
Anonymous said...

It's a well known fact that children with Down's require a significant amount of care and attention during the early years. They are more susceptible to a number of disease and complications.

I'm trying to wrap my head around the "family values" message that she send when she parades her yound child around the convention.

Please do let us know how you plan to manage all. Especially when you have to get up to speed on ALL of the issues with the country and the world at large.

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