Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sarah Palin and Downs Syndrome

Ok, so let me get this straight. Sarah Palin gave birth to a child with Downs Syndrome on April 8th of this year. That would be just under 5 months ago, right? And now she's putting in who knows how many hours a day campaigning each day. That means 1 of 2 things in my mind.

Either she's lugging this infant around with her on the campaign trail, or someone else is caring for him at home. Either way it seems a bit neglectful to me. She's spoken of how Trig (the baby's name) is a gift from God for her and her family. I'm cool with this idea, but is this how a good mother CARES for her gift from God? I don't think so.

I'm quite sure McCain is using her in part to get votes from the disability community. I'm equally certain that when this community becomes aware that she views disability in her own family so carelessly, they will run from her like the plague. You can't have it both ways Sarah. Either choose to be a good mom and take care of your newborn, or run for VP and let a nanny do the hard work.

10 comments:

pril said...

for what its worth, the rumor is that it isn't her child, but her daughters.

David McDonald said...

That's comforting. She's also a liar?

pradeepkgupta said...

I have aburning question - if someone knows more - please let us know. When we were pregnant, the doctor told us about all these tests, and we declined to take these tests because we knew that we wouldn't abort even if these tests were to show some problem.
What is this "pro life" women doing taking these tests?

David McDonald said...

My understanding is that the test which tells you if you have a Downs Syndrome also can tell if there are other complications. If they find the baby has Spinabifida they can sometimes preform an operation in utero to correct the problem. Also the test may reveal if the mother's life is in danger.

Anonymous said...

It's Down Syndrome, not Downs Syndrome.

David McDonald said...

Good input. No wonder you go by "Anonymous".

Jim Johnson, CRS said...

The American people are ready for change. Governor Palin will shake up Washington on both sides of the isle.

David McDonald said...

Maybe she'll shake up Washington, but the real question is what will she do for her disabled SON?

Oregonian37 said...

I see you got a visit from the same spellcheck police that I did.:)

David McDonald said...

Actually, it's called Downs in Europe, so I guess my snobbery came through.