Newsweek- Critical of VP Candidate Sarah Palin
I am not naive, I understand the state of politics in the world these days. In our current political environment, anyone and everyone is fair game for
attacks, and debate. This "Fair Play" even extends to the spouses of political candidates, at least in so far as any "extreme" comments they might
be guilty of putting forth. However, one topic which I believe to be completely forbidden, dangerous, and downright immoral, a topic which cannot
under any terms be explored, nor exploited, is a candidate's children.
I not even one hour ago stated to an individual that sooner rather than later, someone was going to bring up the Topic of Alaskan Governor Sarah
Palin's disabled child, in a negative fashion. She has an infant who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. One of the most amazing facts about this
child, is that Sarah Palin knew of the Child's illness before his birth, yet she still decided to not only give him a chance at life, but a loving,
caring life at that. With four children already in her household, including a son headed to Iraq, I feel this truly speaks to her compassion not only
as a Mother, but also as a Human being. For all intents and purposes, Motherhood should be seen as a Great Strength, not a Fault. However, I present
you with the Newsweek Article which does not quite see this "issue" in the same light.
You may form your own opinion of this swiping attack, but I for one believe it to be a low-blow, and one which may forever set forth an absolutely
The balance between work and family, always a ticklish issue, will be brought into bold relief by the fact that the Palins' fifth child, Trig,
was born with Down syndrome in April. Todd Palin, a commercial fisherman, may shoulder the bulk of the child-rearing duties in their family. But many
voters will nonetheless wonder whether Palin should undertake the rigors of the vice presidency (and perhaps the presidency) while caring for a
disabled infant. The subject will no doubt arise on "Oprah" and in other venues.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
NOTE: Even though this is a News Story, I felt it truly belonged in the "Decision 2008" Section.