Sarah Palin stands for overturning Roe v. Wade, supports the death penalty and believes that gay marriage should be banned. I won’t vote for a ticket that includes her. And yet, I love that she’s there.
Her candidacy has got working moms, mom bloggers, and pundit moms talking politics in a way that I believe will result in more women at the polls this year, no matter who we are voting for. Plus, she rocks a sling!
Running for Vice President is the best thing she can do for her family. My all time favorite blogger who I have a little crush on because I love her writing so much says the Republican’s should dump her because she’s got too much responsibility at home. Ouch Penelope. That hurts. And, it’s just plain wrong.
Of course I agree that her children should take priority over everything else. But, from my experience as a working mom, I can tell you that Palin’s children will get the best of their mom if she is running for or does become veep.
It’s so hard for so many mom’s to ask for help. It was for me. We want to do it all and think we have to do it all ourselves. Well, that’s just crap. But, we don’t realize that until we take on more than we can possibly handle and we’re forced into asking for help.
I know this because I’ve lived it. When I was an associate at a biglaw firm and my husband was staying at home with our first baby, I thought we didn’t need any help. Two adults should be able to take care of one baby without any help, right?
Wrong! That belief probably contributed to the failure of my marriage.
It wasn’t until I was a single mom running two businesses and raising two kids that I finally accepted I needed help and lots of it. The more successful I’ve gotten in my career the more help I’ve allowed in. And the better my kids have fared.
Today, my village includes a full time live in nanny, a 3 day a week housekeeper, and a full time personal assistant/house manager, not to mention an involved boyfriend and ex-husband. I wouldn’t have any of this if I didn’t have a big time job running my businesses.
If Palin makes it to the White House, she’ll have all the help she wants and needs. And perhaps with so much responsibility, she’ll be willing to ask for it.
If she’s shut out of politics because she has too much responsibility at home, she’s just another frazzled mom with too many kids and not enough help. C’mon Penelope, should your investors drop you just because you’ve got two special needs kids and a needy husband? Heck no. You’re the best person to run your company and with the right support your kids and husband are the motivators that will ensure you are going to bust your butt to be successful, no matter what. Palin too.