Ever since I realized Obama is behind 20 points I've found it useful to at least look at the bright side:
Yes, both McCain and Palin identify as anti-abortion, but neither has led a political life with that belief, or their other religious principles, as their signature issue. Politicians act on their passions - the passion of McCain and Palin is reform. In her time in office, Palin’s focus has not been to kick the gays and make abortion illegal; it has been to kick the corrupt and make wasteful spending illegal.It wouldn't be the end of the world, right?
Yesterday I read a NYT's piece, which I subsequently cannot find again, which basically spent a thousand words talking about how Palin brings her kids to work and how she nurses Trig during conference calls and says things like, "Mommy has to go do this press conference."
So I find that she's just too likable. I can't seem...to stop myself...from liking her.
ALTHOUGH! It has been ten days since she was announced and she still has not spoken to the press. So I am still waiting for the other shoe.
Andrew Sullivan has opinions on this:
Notice that most campaigns actually believe that it is good for them to get press interest in their vice-presidential pick. Normally, they can't wait to get him or her in front of the cameras. It's important to realize that, whatever the intimidation from the GOP, what is happening with Palin is without historical precedent.UPDATE:
The question we have every right to ask is: why?
Found the Time's piece, and I give you quotes:
She assured them she would not take much time off: she had returned to work the day after giving birth to Piper. “To any critics who say a woman can’t think and work and carry a baby at the same time,” she said, “I’d just like to escort that Neanderthal back to the cave.”
Ms. Palin installed a travel crib in her Anchorage office and a baby swing in her Juneau one. For much of the summer, she carried Trig in a sling as she signed bills and sat through hearings, even nursing him unseen during conference calls.