Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Who's your daddy?

Update: Just watched Sarah Palin's speech...She is articulate and certainly not afraid to go after Obama. She might even hold her own against Joe Biden(?) Well, these next weeks will certainly be riveting...

Is this not the most amazing time in history (aside from the appearance of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan of course) to be living through?

Who would have ever thought we'd see a black man running for president, having won the nomination from a woman to boot.

And a woman selected as the opposition's vice presidential running mate.

A black man and a woman all in one fell swoop.

What progress we have made.

Why, just 16 years ago Dan Quayle, while running as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, was quite clear that (the fictional) Murphy Brown, successful career woman earning enough wages to care for herself and her baby, was committing the heinous act of having a baby out of wedlock and planning to raise him as a single mother.

Isn't it wonderful that in just 16 short years, it has become acceptable and actually something to applaud, that a 17 year old high school student has become pregnant while unmarried?

But wait, I guess it's okay since the baby's daddy, an 18 year old self-described f-ing redneck is forcibly, 00ps, I mean willingly, going to step up to marry the young mom. You know, the guy who "doesn't want kids"...has come around. Isn't that sweet? Won't that just make for a wonderful marriage?

I think every woman should have the right to choose. I admire someone who takes a stance for pro-life or pro-choice. But it should be each individual's choice.

Did anyone consider adoption for this baby? Just sayin...

Is it better to thrust this young 17 year old into the spotlight and have her marry this redneck- not so kidloving (his thoughts, not mine)-young 18 year old who would rather be hangin' with the guys?

I know that many feel that the children and families of the candidates should be off limits. And yet, it is the candidates themselves who put these things out there. Not unlike John Edwards telling us all about family values, and well, we know how that turned out.

When politicians impose their values on us, then I think their behavior and that of their families become fair game for discussion.

I guess you could say we've come a long way since the days of Dan Quayle and that mess of a gal, Murphy Brown.


reflectionsofarabbiswife said...

Oh yeah. Although Sarah Palin is significanly more articulate than Dan Quayle (my 4 year old is more articulate than Dan Quayle)

Elie said...

While teen unwed pregnancy is certainly nothing to admire, these are the kinds of problems families/parents have to deal with all the time. It makes Palin more, not less appealing as a candidate that she is upfront about the situation, neither proud nor embarrassed. It's just reality.

That said, her speech last night kicked rear! McCain made a very good choice.

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Fantastic post Cruisin!

Val said...

Brava! Very nice... boy, the world just might implode, as you & I got a bit political... ah, what the hell, it's our blogs and we can spout if we want to, right???!!!

Good and brave of YOU! i knew you could do it!

Wendy said...

You're brave for writing. I steer clear. Election aside, I think the government should not be in our personal lives. Period. But that's me. (FYI, I'm a registered Libertarian.)