Thursday, September 04, 2008

My 15 minutes of fame

Welcome Boston Globe readers! I was surprised to wake up this morning to find a quote from my blog on the front page of the Globe. If you came here via the Globe, welcome.

I'd like to point you to some of my favorite posts about teen pregnancy and sex education, which include this one, this one, and this one. Of course, feel free to explore on your own, and to comment if you wish.

For the record, I'd like to say that it's not that I don't support the idea of woman being vice president. I just don't support the idea of THIS woman being vice president. First of all, I don't agree with her politics at all. Secondly, she has a lot of her personal plate: 5 kids, including a newborn with special needs AND a pregnant teen. Even with all the help in the world, how will she be available to those kids in the way that a mom needs to be, if she is both Governor of Alaska AND the Republican VP nominee? And if she is elected with McCain? Will the kids ever see her again? I don't mean to sound old-fashioned; I'm far from it. But as a mom, and a working mom at that, I know how hard it is to juggle everyone's needs. How can she juggle the needs of her family, the nation, and herself? Is it really possible? I know, people will say, if she was a man, no one would think twice about her family and who is taking care of them. But she isn't a man. She has the hardest job in the world. She is a woman. And a mom.

P.S. Also check out Erin's take on this issue over at Manic Mommies. She makes some excellent points about how an average working mom can't even dream of the kinds of help Palin has/will have.


Anonymous said...

Touche, Adena! Ms. Palin reminds me of that homecoming queen who everyone hates but smiles at because she is just so darn mean. What scared the lights out of me, though, last night is when Mr. Romney said "Is a Supreme Court decision liberal or conservative that awards Guantanamo terrorists with constitutional rights? It's liberal." OMG. - MEG.

Anonymous said...

I've just followed a link from Manic Mommies to your blog after listening to you on their latest podcast. But I wanted to comment and let you know I agree completely with your take Gov. Palin!

I've enjoyed reading back through your posts. :)