Wednesday, September 3, 2008

No Chef Here: It's the Palin Show!

Apparently, Sarah Palin made a big deal of getting rid of the chef at the Governor's Mansion in Alaska. Forget about going back to work three days after having a baby, this is why you should question Palin's domestic policies and how she applies them to her own home. Any reasonable person - man or woman -- with a full time job and a house full of kids knows that you take help wherever you can get it. If the chef is there, budgeted for, and earning a living for his or her own family, then why not have that chef help you out? Would your kids rather you spend your time making them caribou hot dogs or doing puzzles and helping with homework? As she learned by hiring a lobbyist for Wasilla, we all get by with a little help from our friends. Palin helps no one by playing super mom and super cook. When it comes to being a parent, cooking is the least of the work we have to do.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Why is nobody making the comparison between Palin and Nancy Pelosi? Pelosi is a high-powered political mom with five (or is it six?) kids, but she specifically decided to run for office only when her youngest child was a high school senior.

Robin Aronson said...

You're So Right!!! She has so many kids!!! They've both got great skin but only one has great instincts and ideas.....

roni said...

Nancy Pelosi is actually my Congresswoman, and Nicole is correct that she has 5 kids. While she was active in San Francisco politics, didn't run for elected office until her youngest daughter Alexandra was about to graduate high school.

I don't know much about parenting a child with Down Syndrome, but I've had friends who gave birth to preemies and they told me about all the extra doctors appointments and medical care. I imagine it's only amplified for a special needs child. Makes me question her judgement (and quite frankly, her naked ambition).

Robin Aronson said...

I absolutely question her judgment and I can't even fathom the depth of her ambitions. My son doesn't have Downs, but he does have sensory integration disorder which means a lot of appointments and therapies and a very complicated schedule. I know children born with Downs in NY are immediately enrolled in the early intervention program (it's probably the same in CA) and they are set up with a social worker and it's easier to coordinate everything from the get go, but it's a LOT to coordinate. Frankly, I don't know how she does it as a governor and her ambition must be boundless. No doubt it's a huge ego boost to be asked to b VP, but a big boost to the ego doesn't always lead us down the best path. We've all probably learned that the hard way. Except Sarah Palin, who's too busy being congenial and doing her own thing to notice.