POSTED BY JHW22
When Sarah Palin first started getting the "will you run for President" question on Fox, her answer included:
Well, I call bullshit on Mama Grizzly. If she REALLY gave a shit what her family thinks, she wouldn't have dragged Piper on a media-whore-tour all while telling her child it's a "family vacation". She's lying to her kids about the realities of their very own lives. She has placed cameras in their faces in ways the Clintons, Bushes and Obamas never have -- unless they had reality shows I am unaware of. Being part of the First Family is ALL ABOUT SCRUTINY. How you handle it speaks volumes about character, wisdom, maturity and family values.It’s a matter for me of practical, pragmatic decisions that have to be made... One is, with a large family, understanding the huge amount of scrutiny and the sacrifices that have to be made on my children’s part in order to see their mama run for president.
A woman CAN be President. A mom CAN be President. But this is NOT the way to go about it. She is destroying these kids and doesn't even notice -- or care. How do I know? Because I am a mom and because Palin, herself, said
Well, I think the Mama Grizzly is more than prepared to throw her kids under the bus. And the first kid to go under is Piper. Think Piper looks excited about her Grizzly Mama potentially being the most powerful person in the world in this video? Wait until the very last second and then tell me. (h/t www.palingates.com)Because moms kinda just know when something's wrong.
EDIT: I accidentally grabbed the video from the local news station that edited out the final second where Piper expresses her feelings. Thank goodness Palingates had the unedited version still so I now have the correct version.