Wednesday, September 3, 2008

This is Not Politics

Yesterday I heard Barak Obama dismiss the "politics" of the pregnancy of Sarah Pain's daughter. He then went on to say his mother was 18 when he was born. Whether you're going to vote for him or not, you have to admit he's done pretty well for himself.

The fact of the matter is, this is a family issue. I was 17 once (17 years ago, to be exact) and I made poor decisions. Some days I probably made excellent decisions and horrible decisions all in the same day. It's all part of growing up. Unfortunately, the consequences of some choices last longer than others but it seems the parents-to-be have a great support system. It won't be as easy for them as it is for some but I could say the same thing when it comes to parenting/becoming a parent.

I realize this is an issue that will help form people's opinions of Sarah Palin and whether or not she is fit to hold the office of VP. That's for you to decide. But, come on, have a little mercy and leave the family alone.

2 comments:

soapchick said...

Oh it is absolutely ridiculous how the media is trashing Sarah Palin. Sexism at its finest. They did the same thing to Hilary when she was running against Obama. It wasn't until Hilary conceded that the medis started being nice to her. I just took a late lunch and watched CSpan and a bunch of female Republicans got up and essentially gave the media the middle finger for their attack on Gov. Palin!

The Gutsy Mom said...

Yeah, funny how Palin's ability to juggle 5 kids and a career is making people question her fitness to be president, yet the media essentially turns a blind eye to McCain's "mistake" of cheating on his crippled first wife and Obama's "mistake" of trying drugs while in high school. I'm sick of two things: the media treating women unfairly, and the media dragging everyone's personal life into this. If that was all our country had to worry about, we'd be in great shape, but it's not. I admire both Obama and McCain for refusing to comment on the Bristol Palin situation. Nonetheless, the longer the media dwells on private matters, the longer we can all ignore the issues that really matter: economy, war, education, health care, to name but a few. At least we don't have all the political commercials over here...