I may not have thought Hillary Clinton was the best option for president, but I’m spitting mad they’re presenting Sarah Palin as the way to avenge Hillary’s defeat.
The only thing the two women share is gender. Palin’s regressive thinking makes her the anti-Hillary.
Hillary realized long ago you can’t have it all: a litter of youngsters, a highly successful husband, and a powerful job of your own. She guided Chelsea well on finishing college, getting married, and having babies – in that order – lessons Bristol Palin apparently missed.
It surprised everyone when Sarah Palin suddenly turned up pregnant for the 5th time at age 43. She claims she knew early on that the baby had problems (Down Syndrome), but still gave a 30-minute speech in Texas and flew home after her water broke. Then she delivered a month prematurely and skipped maternity leave to bond with the baby, opting instead to breastfeed him at work. And as if she hadn’t already dished out enough setbacks to that poor child, she named him Trig – like Roy Roger’s horse.
Anyone would treat a new puppy better than that.
Despite her own disregard for motherhood’s responsibilities, Palin’s anti-abortion and claims each life is precious. She’s also pro-death penalty and sees no disconnect between her positions. “Bear them today so we can kill them tomorrow,” is her motto – literally.
Unlike Hillary, Sarah Palin represents Mrs. Redneck America – a premenopausal grandmother-to-be with a quaint, outdated hairdo who loves guns and killing animals, believes that God should run the country and Jesus declares wars, and is bursting with pride that her son’s gone off to become cannon fodder in Iraq and her teenage daughter has a shotgun wedding coming up. Throw in her puny experience governing a relatively unpopulated state and utter lack of exposure to other countries and cultures and she makes Obama look like Winston Churchill.
If Hillary really wants to help Obama win, she should go after Sarah Palin like she’s a new scratching post.