Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mommy Cred

Thanks to HolyJuan for this great laugh:

Although I laugh now, and I laughed yesterday, I'm not sure if I'll be laughing in November. It's not that I think McCain will win on his own merits. It's because I have no faith in electronic voting. I may expand on this topic tomorrow...

Right now I'm simply contemplating Palin's "mommy cred." Palin has five kids and one of them is a baby with Down's syndrome. She knew her baby boy would have this disability, and she continued with her pregnancy, and I admire her for that personal choice.

But now she's making another personal choice that I can't agree with. She's taking on a 24 hour job campaigning with John McCain. And if they win? That's a big responsibility and commitment she's taking on. I'm a woman and I certainly have nothing against women having careers.

In fact that whole "being a mommy is the toughest job in the world" sentiment annoys the hell out of me. Being President is possibly the toughest job in the world. Being VP is also pretty tough, and she might be VP one day. And then she'll be one heart attack (or stroke or tumor) away from becoming President. And then what will happen to her very young and very needy children? Is this even compatible with social conservatism?

Of course, she's rich, and she'll probably just hire a nanny. That's the American way. Contract out the most important job in the world.

1 comment:

Trung said...

anyone can be a good "mommy" if you can afford to hire someone else to raise your kids