Note on the Fridge to Governor Palin

No Telling

You certainly gave a rousing speech last night. At least I think you did. There was an awful lot of cheering and such, but I’ll admit I was distracted by the camera flashing back and forth from you to your lovely family down in the good seats. As a mother and a grandmother and a voter and a woman, there are a couple of things that concerned me, Sarah.

1. What in the world were you thinking bringing your four month-old child to a loud and late political convention?

2. How is it possible that angelic child slept through the entirely of it? I know babies, Sarah, and most of them aren’t as dandy as yours was when being handed off, person to person, past bedtime and in a room full of screaming people. You must have prayed really, really hard for that kind of peace in the valley. It’s a maternal miracle.

3. Your Iraq-bound son is so handsome and you must be terribly proud of him. He seemed a little surprised by the September 11 date of deployment, though. Bless his heart. I’m sure you two talked about it afterward.
4. Watching your daughter and her beau hold hands was sweet. That poor boy looked like he’d been hit by a truck, and she…well, she just makes my heart hurt. I noticed that while everyone passed the sleeping angel down the row, the infant never quite made it into their arms. Oh, Sarah. I know that was a decision made by some Very Important Strategist, but it was a little unnatural. You’ll have to agree the young couple (when is the wedding, by the way?) do need the practice.

5. Your husband is a cutie. Watch out for those Washington gals, though. Some of them don’t look like Janet Reno.

And my final question/observation…

6. While I understand it’s not terribly Vice Presidential to be holding babies all the time (who is that Very Important Strategist, anyway?) I’m a little befuddled by a woman who’s never seen holding her own newborn. Ever.

Oh, Sarah. Don’t parade your family around if you don’t want us watching. I realize I’m looking at you through bifocals instead of my old pair of Gloria Steinem aviators now, but that’s what happened to a lot of old feminists – they became mothers and grandmothers and realigned a few things. Go on out there and run a country if you must, and more power to you for the effort and all that, just be sure to vacuum up all that cracked glass ceiling before you let the baby crawl on the floor.

8 thoughts on “Note on the Fridge to Governor Palin

  1. Uh mom…I think your fist is at half mast, but then again you always were much more sympathetic to others than I ever could be.I think deep down you watch Palin because you are secretly in love with her glasses…oh yes you areI think Bristol needs a type of letter on the fridge from me…

  2. I, too, wondered about the baby sleeping through all that mess, but I thought maybe I missed something somewhere and that maybe he was deaf or something, so I didn’t say anything. All the other stuff (besides the cute hubby)? I totally missed it. I blame the cowboy hats. And Cindy McCain’s dress. I should’ve been watching at your house.

  3. Okay. i’ll admit Em’s right about the glasses. That’s all, though.Candace – you really should have watched this over at my house. That Cindy had more mooney on her back than I make in…well…more money than I’ll make for a long time.

  4. I'm from London and I think Sarh PaLIN was and is bloody brilliant, in fact. I met her in person and her husband– both very caring, genuine people. I am appalled at how awful the press and bloggers have been to her. I can't imagine what it must have been like for them.

  5. …mmm…, we may have to agree to disagree on this one. However, I visted your blog and I LOVE IT.

    One thing we agree on for sure is KISS…

  6. I don't understand why people have to judge other and speak bad of them.I use to bowl and when my son was a baby he slept right there near me and if they can sleep in a nursery of crying and screaming babies in the hospital they can sleep anywhere.But I will agree to one thing as a mother the convention center was not a good choice for his little ears but then again it wouldn't be good for anyones ears it is so loud.Well I like Sara and I'm not the one to judge her only GOD has that job we can discern and give opions but leave the judgement to him.

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