Wednesday, September 03, 2008

OMG, there IS something that Sarah Palin and I agree on...

Trust me, the things that Sarah Palin and I agree on are limited. In fact, I think that it is safe to say that we agree on ONE thing, and that ONE thing will be illuminated in this blog. I will add the video as soon as I make this entry. In the video, soon to be posted, Sarah is talking about Hillary Clinton. She is commenting on Hillary's complaint that she is under the microscope and receives more negative press because she is a woman. Sarah Palin says that Hillary does herself a disservice by even mentioning that she gets more criticism. She says that Hillary has to know what you are getting into and have to "plow through it." It does not do women who want to progress the country any good to complain about the extra attention... they just have to do better, push on etc. 
LOL. This video was obviously made before Barack Obama gained the nomination, obviously before Sarah Palin was nominated for VP... and OBVIOUSLY before it was announced that her unwed, 17 year old is pregnant. I bet she wishes she could take it back... but here's the deal: I agree with her. I think that women need to be ready for extra criticism; they need to be able to "plow through" as Sarah puts it. With that said I am sure that Sarah will be able to "plow through" my blog if she is reading it!
There has been much said about Bristol Palin, the 17 year old, unwed, pregnant daughter of Sarah and Todd Palin. So I figure that I might as well throw in my two cents, so here goes. Many of my conservative friends have jumped on the "it shouldn't matter" bandwagon when it comes to Bristol.  Even Barack Obama says that children should not be included in the race for the White House. I respectfully disagree. I think that if the shoe was on the other foot, the Republicans would use the fact that Barack's 17 year old daughter was unwed and pregnant to show that he was unfit for the White House. I could just picture that the argument would go something like "he can't even run his own house proficiently, how can we expect him to run a country?" We have heard it before... circa the Clinton Era. Remember? He couldn't be discreet in his personal life and was deemed unable to run the country effectively by the conservatives.  During his TRIAL no one considered Chelsea's feelings. What did she think about the extensive coverage? What did her classmates say? What did she have to endure? No one knows because no one bothered to ask. That was nothing of her own doing. Back then it was just known as the game of politics and it didn't matter who got hurt. Should it matter now?
There is a specific reason why Bristol's pregnancy matters. Her mother has built her entire career worrying about someone else's bedroom. Illustration: Sarah Palin is SUPER pro-life. She doesn't care if you get raped or are a victim of incest. The only time you can get an abortion in her book is if the mother's life is in danger. She also does not believe in same sex marriage. She, in fact has opposed benefits for same sex couples and supported a constitutional ban on same sex marriage. Here is the biggie: Sarah Palin only supports abstinence only sexual education in schools. Seems to me that she spends a lot of time nosing around other people's bedrooms, yet is obviously missing out on what goes on in the bedrooms in her home. Obviously, abstinence only teaching does not work. Not for the Palin family, not for the state of Alaska (which has the highest rate of chlamydia) and not for America as a whole. I will be the first to admit that teen pregnancy is real and a problem in America. Bristol is not the first unwed teenager to get pregnant. But not everyone has a mom that preaches family values and builds a career on telling other people what is morally right. See, Sarah has in fact, put the spotlight on her own family. She is the reason that there is so much to "plow through" on this topic. 
I laugh at the people who ask why does it even matter. It matters because Sarah is running for office. When you run for office, your life is under a microscope. In the video, Palin acknowledges it. She basically says that it is par for the course. Why should it be different for her family? That is right, it shouldn't be. If the Palin family wants privacy, Sarah should drop out of the race. When you are a political family there are certain things that you have to deal with- I believe they call that "paying the cost, so you can be the boss." I don't feel sorry for her, celebrities, actors, or anyone else who lives life in the spotlight for their job. John Edwards is no longer in the Presidential race. Guess what? His life is still being examined and commented on. Conservatives would have you believe now that Scooter Libby should be pardoned, things that happen in Minnesota airport bathrooms shouldn't be talked about, affairs are only things that Democrats have, sex on the job doesn't happen in the GOP, teen pregnancy has no bearing on this Presidential race... does it?? According to Sarah Palin all this scrutiny should be expected... She and her family are just going to rise above it and "plow through"...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

retard talking about a 17 year old....looks like the 17 year old is more mature.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhO-9WGbbl8

Miss Mox said...

LOL. I think that it is hilarious that someone is leaving me messages, calling me a retard and giving links to McCain ads on YouTube, but doing it anonymously. Grow a pair and leave your name, instead of running scared like an unwed, pregnant 17 year old...

jacquelynlenore said...

I think it is a pot/kettle situation. It is ok to attack everyone else's family, but yours is off limits (Hell they went down Barack's family tree). It is ok to bring the wives into the election but theirs are off limits. If you are a woman, take your critism and keep it moving, until they are being critized. If you lack experiece you do not need to be president, however they will let you be vice president (and as much as I like John McCain, he may not make it through one let alone two terms and this inexperienced person will be the leader of the free world. After W became president, I would leave that experience issue alone. The current president can give his acceptance speech in an area, yet when Obama does it, he is being arrogant. As you can see, I can go on all day.

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