I think it's important to get this out. When Sarah was pregnant (last March), she was asked if a pregnant woman could campaign for V-P, and she said she saw no reason why she couldn't. (Long before she got the nod.)
Yes, she is SuperWoman, but she is who she is. She has a tremendous support system in her extended family. All the kids, including the seven-year-old (Piper), are high achievers. She believes there is nothing significant -- aside from pro football -- that a man does that a woman can't do. That was supposed to the liberals' line, but as we see, they don't believe it.
One of the liberals' current lines is that she is shrill. That is a codeword for her having a female voice. "Inexperienced" means she's a woman.
Fred Thompson's line: "You don't get experience sitting on the Senate floor. And you don't get experience appearing on the Sunday talk shows.'
Before the media revealed it, I know Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter was pregnant. As one of the tens of millions of American families that has experienced something similar, my initial feeling was not shock. Instead, it was one of love -- for the Palins, yes, but for all families.
In many ways the story about Sarah's daughter Bristol being pregnant is a non-story. Two of my daughters (out of five) were pregnant and had children before they got married (my grandchildren Frank and Michael). It's "America 2008."
I think the young woman (Bristol) who's pregnant is terrific. After the barn door closes, all you can say is: "What can I do to help?"
In a very short time, the American public has learned to love the Palin Family. They are reflective of all that's good and decent about our country. Let's wish them all well -- and let's get on with the business of winning this election.
I am pro-life. Yet I have friends, -- quite a few -- who are pro-choice. They are NOT evil people. I think their definition of life is deficient, but I the ones I know aren't morally carefless or "bad" individuals.
I am also pro-letting-Americans-make-their-own-choices, even ones that might involve life and death. In fact, that's something they will do with or without my permission. All is ask is that such choices be informed ones, thoughtful ones.
When Mike Huckabee, whom I like a lot, said that Jamie Spears's teen pregnancy was a "tragedy," I begged to differ. (Admittely, Mike immediately said that he was not one of those who would "line up" to "stand in judgment" of Britney's younger sister.
(More later on why I disagreed with Mike's use of the word "tragedy," one of the most misused terms in our world.) Please bookmark this site and return often.
A good place to go to get facts separated from fictions is: http://talkstraight.org. The editor at that site is Tracy, who also blogs at: http://independents4mccain.blogspot.com.