I could give a shit less if she has 1 kid, 5, or 20. My biggest problem is that she trots out her kids for political gain: Her son Track is going off to war (9/11)! She's the proud mom (9/11) of a soldier! She's so pro choice! Her 17 year old daughter got pregnant and they're supporting her! How wonderful! She had a baby with Down syndrome! She understands special needs children!
It's appalling, it's sickening, it's totally and 100% inappropriate. And yet, in the same breath, her family is supposed to be 'off limits' to any scrutiny. I call bullshit. As a voter, I am every bit entitled to know what's up with a politician - and that includes her family. As a mother, I am floored that she accepted the nomination knowing what it would do to her kids.
That all aside, I still don't like her. It's Bush/Cheney/karl Rove all over again. It's snarky, divisive speeches. It's the same old touting of: small town values, 9/11, and military service. Or, as my friend Rachel said in an email: 'If I hear one more thing about him being a POW, I'm going to poop my pants.'
I'm not holding Sarah Palin up to any less scrutiny than people have done with the Obamas. If you're going to get in the game with the big boys, then put your grown up pants on and suck it the hell up.
It's going to be an interesting fall.