I can’t deny it. I’m excited about Sarah Palin. For those living under a rock, McCain has picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his VP nominee. She’s a fiscal conservative, outdoorsman, mother of five, pro-life, small government, NRA member. And the fact that McCain nominated her is completely throwing the left and the MSM (is there a difference?) off their game in a way that is both humorous and disturbing.
It’s humorous because McCain has blown Obama’s address off the front pages today. At this point, people are going, “What speech?” It’s disturbing because the Democrats–the self-designated party for minorities, women, the poor, underprivileged–should be happy that a woman (though not the first) is up to be second-in-command, and they’re…not. (Could it be that they are only interested in advancing the cause of liberalism, and not women at all?)
I’m glad though, that McCain nominated a true Conservative. This will help him immensely. I shudder to think of my feelings and other Republicans’ feelings should he have chosen someone like Joe Lieberman.
Of course, the Left will come back swinging, and Sarah Palin will have to have thick skin, as she is about to be attacked mercilessly and unfairly. I’m already seeing this as I do a little “research” online. For example, I read on the Liberal website Daily Kos: “I find it rather troubling that Sarah Palin would walk away from a four month child with Down Syndrome to chase her political ambitions.”
What? According to the Left, I thought women were supposed to be able to do anything and everything, including working while simultaneously being a mother? Suddenly, the Left thinks she should have stayed at home? Interesting.
Also interesting: Her youngest child, a four month old baby boy named Trig, was born with Down’s Syndrome. I can’t help but wonder if some liberals feel that Trig should have been aborted. Don’t think I’m trying to be outrageous here. I’m absolutely not. This idea has been professed numerous times by those in the pro-abortion/liberal camp. Gov. Palin and her husband knew four months into the pregnancy of the diagnosis. But unlike many, they made the decision to carry him to term. Gov. Palin said this of her baby: “We understand that every innocent life has wonderful potential.” Wow. What a great testimony of her strength and principles.
You cynics will likely scoff at me for this one, but another reason I already feel admiration for her is because she is a breastfeeding mother. As you moms know, breastfeeding a baby is not easy. (At least, not initially.) To do so requires a level of dedication that is daunting, to say the least. To breastfeed as a stay at home mom is hard. To breastfeed a baby and work is harder still. To breastfeed a baby with Down’s Syndrome requires a breastfeeding mother to go to fantastic lengths, because babies with Down’s have a hard time with it at first due to low muscle tone. So, I say, to breastfeed a baby with Down’s Syndrome and run for Vice President of the United States is quite a task, and my judgement of just what Sarah Palin is made of has soared. In my estimation, a mother of five knows how to handle difficulties and work through them, and that type of experience is nothing to diminish.
As for “abandoning him to pursue her political ambitions”? Palin has stated that she takes him to work with her, just like she did with her next oldest, Piper. That’s awesome. Just imagine it: Vice President Palin walking into a meeting at the White House with her nursling in tow.
I can’t wait to watch this develop. It’s going to be fun to witness the media and the Left step in it, as they try to destroy her without sounding hypocritical. I love politics.