This is just farcical.

Alaska governor balances newborn’s needs, official duties

She had arrived at the Capitol on an ethics reform platform after defeating the incumbent Republican in the primary and a former two-term Democratic governor in the general election. Her growing reputation as a maverick for bucking her party’s establishment and Alaska’s powerful oil industry quickly gained her a national reputation.

I don’t know anything about this woman other than what’s in this article, but the latter sounds ominous to me. I expect she’s a RINO. And as Republicans are by far the lesser evil in our nation’s political landscape, this is not a good thing.

Now she is trying to balance caring for her special-needs child and running a state….

The mother’s age is a large factor in the chances of having a Down child. Once a woman turns 40, the chances of having a Down child is 1 out of 100, according to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

I’m amazed anyone had the nerve to say that. Every time I point out that a woman who’s nearly 40 isn’t as fertile as a 22-year-old, every woman in earshot, including otherwise sensible people, frantically insists that it’s not true. The last time I said it, some women insisted that a woman could expect to conceive without trouble until the age of 63. Where they got that insane number I have no idea.

She stood up to the powerful oil industry, and with bipartisan support in the statehouse she won a tax increase on oil companies’ profits.

She also found time to pose for the fashion magazine Vogue while she was pregnant, and she has been mentioned as a potential running mate for presidential candidate John McCain.

McCain? I was right, she is a RINO! A governor posing for Vogue needs no comment.

Three days after giving birth, Palin returned to work in her Anchorage office, accompanied by Trig and her husband.

This was not a mother’s typical visit to the office to show off the new baby; instead, she was serving notice that a child of special needs would not hinder her professional commitments.

“It’s a sign of the times to be able to do this,” she said. “I can think of so many male candidates who watched families grow while they were in office.

“There is no reason to believe a woman can’t do it with a growing family. My baby will not be at all or in any sense neglected.”

Actually, there are about twenty million reasons to believe a woman can’t do it. Come to think of it, more than that, because while I only chose “twenty million” as a random large number, it just occurred to me that there have to be more than twenty million career women with small children who are currently demonstrating that a woman can’t do both at once.

In similarly insane news, did anyone else know that Spain’s Defense Minister is a woman WHO IS SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT?! Anyone feel like conquering Spain? We’ll keep a close eye on the news, and when it’s announced that the Defense Minister is in labor, that’s when we’ll drop the bombs!

I can’t believe anyone actually needs to say this, but a pregnant woman can’t be relied on to do a difficult job, and a woman with a baby belongs at home taking care of it.

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3 Responses to “This is just farcical.”

  1. MarkyMark Says:

    FM,

    All the proof I need that women should NOT be governors is how Kathleen Blanco, governess of Louisiana, CRIED upon seeing Katrina’s destruction. She cried! Hey Darlin’ there were MANY things the fine folks of LA needed you to do; crying like a girl wasn’t one of them!

    Contrast that with the MS governor. He just went about doing what he had to do to DEAL with the situation. Or, we could look at the example of Rudy Giuliani on 9/11. That is how a MAN acts.

    MarkyMark

  2. MarkyMark Says:

    FM,

    All the proof I need that women should NOT be governors is how Kathleen Blanco, governess of Louisiana, CRIED upon seeing Katrina’s destruction. She cried! Hey Darlin’ there were MANY things the fine folks of LA needed you to do; crying like a girl wasn’t one of them!

    Contrast that with the MS governor. He just went about doing what he had to do to DEAL with the situation. Or, we could look at the example of Rudy Giuliani on 9/11. That is how a MAN acts.

    MarkyMark

  3. MarkyMark Says:

    FM,

    All the proof I need that women should NOT be governors is how Kathleen Blanco, governess of Louisiana, CRIED upon seeing Katrina’s destruction. She cried! Hey Darlin’ there were MANY things the fine folks of LA needed you to do; crying like a girl wasn’t one of them!

    Contrast that with the MS governor. He just went about doing what he had to do to DEAL with the situation. Or, we could look at the example of Rudy Giuliani on 9/11. That is how a MAN acts.

    MarkyMark

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