On raising a son on the autism spectrum, progressive politics, pop culture, and coffee addiction.
Oh, I couldn't bring myself to watch the whole thing; it was just too painful. I agree that I think she should step down. I also think that McCain chose her thinking it would give him a lock on so many white female voters. In the end, I think she will become the scapegoat for his failed campaign. (OMG, I *pray* it's a failed campaign!!)
Sadly, the two clips were nearly indistinguishable. How could the Republicans have thought that little of the American voters...
(Oh, and to echo Niksmom - I too am hoping and praying with every fiber of my being that it WILL be a failed campaign. The alternative is too awful to contemplate.)
My husband came and peeked over my shoulder as I was watching the SNL skit, and he thought I was watching the real Palin/Couric interview!Got an e-mail the other day calling Palin a "post turtle" -- like if you're out in the country & see a turtle balanced on top of a fencepost. You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, and she doesn't know what to do while she's up there, and you just wonder what kind of ignorance put her up there to begin with...I figure that I'm good for watching about 15 minutes of the VP debate on Thursday, and then Palin's meltdown will become too excruciating to watch and I'll turn it off.
The interesting thing to me about the campaign is that during primary season, I was convinced that neither Obama nor Clinton were electable, due to latent prejudices that I don't think the majority of the country has buried as deeply as they think they have.I was convinced that choosing either candidate would amount to political suicide for Democrats.And, yet, it's come down to an African American president or a female VP. It's...surreal.
Judith Warner at the NY Times in Poor Sarah writes that choosing her was an "act of cruelty" to her as well and I think this is one of the saddest things about it all.
Love the post turtle!!! So true.
I just came from Chicago, the Land o' Obama, and I still cannot believe that there is even a question.And may I just add that Tina Fey is BRILLIANT at Palin? BRILLIANT.But come Nov. 5, I want her impersonation to be a faded memory, a brief moment of SNL glory, like Mr. Bill.
Would you post this to your blog? Thanks!Discovery Health channel will be showing a documentary on Oct. 1st at 8PM ET/PT. The title is: "Autism X 6" and it is the story about our family. It will rebroadcast on Oct 4, check listings for time.We hope that by allowing our story to be told that it will do three things: 1) Increase the awareness of Autism 2) Increase the understanding and tolerance of Autism 3) We hope that we can be of some help to other 'Parents of Autism' Please tell everyone you know to watch it. Your family, friends, neighbors, religious and political leaders, etc. Also post it, email it to any and all groups, forums and email lists you have.If you would like to contact us personally go to firstname.lastname@example.org or our website: AutismBites.com Thank you!
I saw an ad for the program mentioned above and was completely turned-off when the main focus of the clip (I assume to make people want to watch?) was that the 6 year old is still in diapers. I am not saying that that challenge isn't a valid one, but it made me fear for what kind of program it was going to be.Just my humble opinion. Not crazy about the web address either. If anyone does watch, I hope you will post about it and I hope my first impression is wrong.
dancingmom- I agree I have been to the website too and I left feeling sad While everybody is free to feel or express their feelings .. I feel worried that too much attention is already being paid to how bad it is to have an autistic child. I personally feel that my autistic son is a gift and a blessing
parry05 said... I often wonder if a majority people who criticize Sarah Palin have a college degree or have a career equal to hers (apart from the sacred job of Blogging). How many of you out there had the guts to run for mayor of your town or governor of your state? How many of you unseated established politicians in your states? How many of you after hearing your child was to be born with Down Syndrome had the courage to bear that child because every INNOCENT life matters? Sometimes I wonder if women who lacked the courage and drive to strive for more take comfort in bashing those who have achieved success. I guess you are all saying that every one of you should not be "in the White House" Did you know that the original intent of our founding fathers was that each citizen would serve their turn in the government and then go back to their "regular" life? They fully intended for the barrister, the doctor, the farmer, the militia member and the "hockey" mom to serve their turn and then return home. They intended citizen volunteers to bring their "everyday" voice to Washington and serve the people they live among. Too bad their inspiring idealism is in short supply in certain areas of our society. I guess the criticism of Sarah Palin would rankle less if you whom are doing the criticizing had achieved in your lives even half of what GOVERNOR Palin has achieved in her professional life regardless of party or ideology.P.S. She was positively Reaganesque in the debate.
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