Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Sarah Palin Chose 'B'": Question 11

Check this out.

I'd like to add another question to the 10 posed in the linked post. That question is: "Given the history of decision-making by Sarah Palin surrounding the bringing into this world of her unborn, special needs baby, can you trust Sarah Palin as President (a) to be thoughtful, careful, and prudent in making the right decisions for the American people or (b) to act irrationally and in ways that would put the health and well-being of our country and its citizens at much greater risk?"

I think the answer is obvious.


eric said...

All fair questions (although the extra question you posted kind of sounds like an argument for her to have aborted her baby, though I'm pretty sure, based on my knowledge of your stance on abortion, that isn't your argument).

I will say that Palin's street cred as a great mother and family woman has struck me as hollow from the very beginning, but it's hard to flesh out that argument without coming off as a bit sexist (which I probably am).

The fact that she made that plane ride and took all those chances with her unborn child proves that her political ambitions are more powerful than her family ambitions... which puts her in the same seat as just about any male politican you care to mention.

Furthermore, I don't think loving and dedicated parents would subject their young or teenage kids to the fishbowl environment of high stakes national politics, and that's especially true if your political ambitions involve the White House.

There's a reason Al and Tipper Gore's kid is a drug addict while Dee Snyder's kids are pretty well off.

Huck said...

Good points, Eric. I've always been amazed at those pro-Palin conservatives who would argue that they would be happy to place their kids under the care of Sarah Palin. Not that she's a horrible caregiver and parent, but that the home environment and parental decision-making she has exhibited do not square with my own. But I am perplexed at your comment about my extra question. I just don't see how my extra question seems like an argument for her to have aborted her baby. I think it simply asks that if Palin had selected any of the (a) answers in the previous ten questions in the linked post, thus really demonstrating concern for her special-needs child, one might be able to argue that her decision-making as President that would affect the health and well-being of the lives of US citizens would be much more trustworthy. In fact, aborting her special-needs child would have, in no way imaginable, been a thoughtful, careful, and prudent decision regarding this child's life and well-being. I just don't see where you got the impression you did from my posting.