Can I just say that I really like Sarah Palin.
I'm not one to discuss politics here on my blog and this certainly isn't anything like that, but after getting to know her (if you can call it that) via the media and reading, I just really like her. I think that, regardless of one's political persuasion, Sarah Palin is a woman that is fascinating and amazing.
Let's just look at what she has done and continues to do:
She was the governor of the largest state in the US. For a woman to achieve public office, I believe, is a minor (in some places, major) miracle. From my limited knowledge of her doings in Alaska, she did a pretty good job. I mean, the state is still there, isn't it?
She is a mother. Can I just say what a difficult job THAT is, in and of itself? And, to work on top of it? Granted, most of her kids were older (with the exception of her latest) and in school, but it still take a lot of time and heart to raise respectful, well adjusted, courteous kids these days!
She is not only a mother, but a mother of a child with special needs. Do you know the statistics of those who find out that they are carrying a child with Down's that abort? It's somewhere around 90-95%. She and her husband knew, going into this, that their child would most likely have this genetic anomaly and they chose to face the challenges head on.
She just tells it like it is. I really appreciate this about Sarah. This is a woman in the spotlight and is talked about in so many ways, but she just continues on with her life. She doesn't crumble and she doesn't feel the need to defend herself. She just goes on, knowing that she knows the truth and that it just doesn't matter what others think or say. I guess you could say that I appreciate this quality of hers the most because most of the world feels the need to defend themselves and make themselves look good for everyone else. I just find this quality refreshing.
Anyway, sorry for this random post, but I just had to get it out of my system. I'll be back later with some photos of the kids, what most of you read this blog for anyway, right?