Conservative blogger Bill Hennessy writes at Hennessy’s View,
They’re calling KMOX Radio in St. Louis to give the “bad mother” mantra. Here’s the line: What kind of a woman would leave a newborn and 3 young daughters behind while she campaigns for Vice President of the United States? ... According to Democrats, then, women belong barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. How dare a child-bearing-aged woman aspire to high office. Know your place, woman!Open Salon's Heather Michon, observers,
The calls were not organic, but driven by the DNC and the Obama campaign. The calls were scripted and shallow.
Wow. It took maybe three hours for the various pundits on the tee-vee to ask The Question: is a woman with five children, including a newborn with special needs, really fit to be Vice President?Allahpundit says of the Democrat onslaught,
"This is phase one. Phase two will be, “Wouldn’t a strong, responsible, authentic feminist woman have aborted it?”Andrew Sullivan uses an e-mail from a friend to further the debate.
No sooner did my best friend hear about the Sarah Palin pick than I received an e-mail from her. It said simply: "Sarah Palin is a Bad Mother!"And the Daily Kossacks are just plain sick.
You be the judge as to whether or not Gov. Sarah Palin can be a good mother and Vice President at the same time. These photos were made Friday, the day Gov. Palin was named McCains running mate. Many more photos are at McCain Blogette
Gov. Sarah Palin accepts VP position as John McCain's running mate from the family's view.
Sarah and Piper Palin working the line. Piper's a natural.
Willow Palin cradles Trig after the introduction ceremony. Trig was born with Down's Syndrome. Sarah and Todd knew of Trigs condition before birth and accepted the child wholly and unconditionally as did his siblings.
Mom has arrived with baby stuff and twin Blackberrys. Trig snuggles into Bristol's shoulder as Willow and Piper look on.
Bristol cuddles Trig as Mom and Piper settle after facing the crowds and press.
Sarah checks messages on two Blackberrys while holding Trig.
Sarah plays with Trig as Bristol looks on.
John McCain takes a caffeine break while Sarah Palin attends to her children.
Trig is held tight by big sister Piper. Cindy McCain is in the blue dress and Todd Palin holds the baby's bottle of milk.
Trig is a lucky little guy to have such caring sisters as Bristol, Willow, and Piper.
Sarah feeds her infant son at a People Mag photo shoot. John and Cindy are coiffed for a photo.
Piper holding baby brother Trig as parents and McCains are photographed for People Magazine.
Piper caring for her little brother in a most grown up way.
Todd, Sarah, Trig Palin with John and Cindy McCain in a family portrait for People Magazine.
As a former crippled child and currently a crippled man, I see nothing that would make Sarah Palin a bad mother. She and her family are well situated to care for a Down's Syndrome child and indeed bring attention to the still unmet needs of the crippled, disabled, handicapped, and whatever other terms that are used to sweep the whole subject out of sight.
There are libtards asking, "i just want to know who she’s going to hand off her sick child to when shes off and buzzing the middle east?" First, Trig is not "sick". He has a genetic disorder, an extra chromosome 21, that makes him a little bit different. His abilities are unknown now and, like all children, his abilities will be discovered as he grows up.
Trig's life will be pretty much like any other child's. He will eat, sleep, and poop (seemingly more than he eats) like any baby. He will learn and develope more slowly, but next year at this time, he will be able to sit up, roll around, laugh, and play with toys, family and friends. Generally, the only real impediments in his life will be morons who think he is "sick" and in need of constant care.
No, Sarah Palin is not a bad mother. Neither is Todd Palin a bad father. They have a challenging future and they are meeting that future with grace and joy and love.
Too bad so many liberals cannot face life with even half the acceptance as the Palins and all those other families who have members with special needs. It's truly pitiable that so many people see Trig and me and thousands of others as the NAZIs phrased it, "life unworthy of life".
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