Now that the "blush" is off of the nomination of Sarah Palin, I must say that I'm concerned over something. And no, it's not that her teenage daughter is pregnant. "Oops" situations happen. They happen ALL the time.
What bothers me (a lot), is that Ms. Palin knew that her pregnant daughter would basically be dropped into a tank of hungry piranhas (ie: the media). Yes, we all "know" that the family of those running for office SHOULD BE off-limits, but in reality, they're not.
Bristol Palin's pregnancy is ALL the media is talking about.
Being pregnant and hormonal is tough enough when you're happy about it, and in a committed, healthy relationship, but when you're a 17 year old kid? Holy cow, I can't imagine how stressful that must be.....! And then to have your Mom allow you to become fodder for the national media (and American water-cooler talk)? Sheesh.....
I gotta tell you, I've been thinking about this a lot, and the more I think about it, the more sad it makes me. I just don't think I would have made that decision. In fact, I know I wouldn't have. When McCain's people came a-callin', I would have respectfully declined their offer, due to "family issues", and then shut the door.
Done. Period. Over.
(And this doesn't even take into account the fact that she also has a 5 month old with special needs..... that's a whole separate issue.)
I'm truly not casting stones at Sarah Palin. Obviously she's accomplished quite a bit in her life. I'm extremely impressed by her tenacity, independence, and (obvious) tremendous drive and ability to succeed, but I'm very concerned that she's putting her career aspirations above the well-being of her family.
And that ain't cool.
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