While I will be one of the first people in line to be empathetic with Sarah Palin and the challenges she faces ahead of her with her son, I think she is deluding herself that she can be both a great mom to a child with a disability and the Vice President of the United States. Heck, most moms I know have enough problems being a mom, holding a job, handling homework, and volunteering with the PTA.
Having a job like Vice President basically is a 24 x 7 type of position. She will be required to sit in the Senate. She will have meetings all over the world. Yes, I have heard of nannies. But her son will require tons of care and attention, consistently, and especially during his early years, to ensure he develops to the maximum of his potential. And I worry that being Vice President means she will miss all of that, or leave it to her other children and/or caretakers to take her place. [snip]
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