Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 decade ago

Why does everyone keep asking about Sara Palin's children?

I'm tired of people asking "if she wins, who will take care of her kids"? Umm...doesn't she have a husband? Is anyone asking about Obama's or Biden's children? Get real people.

16 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    It is an attempt to misdirect the conversation away from her Experience, views, beliefs, background, character to tell the Little Lady to stay in her place. Especially if she is not our kind of "Woman". This is about as sexist and weak, and cowardly a campaign as I have ever seen in my 52 years. It is a pitiful attempt to pander to people. Bristol Palin is nearly 18. And nearly an Adult. She is not running for Public Office. Her Mother is.

    Her Mother cut spending, is building an energy pipeline to the coast to pump Natural Gas to reduce our dependence on Foreign Oil and Energy. She understands National Defense and Homeland Security. The Alaskan National Guard Defends the US from Ballistic Missile Attack, and is on alert 24/7/365 days a year. She is one tough lady.

    She hunts, fishes, shoots, plays sports and stands up to the corruption in her own party. She is a Washington Outsider. Which makes her dangerous to Washington insiders. In other words she is an unknown to them. Somebody who could upset their apple cart. She is not yet corrupted by the DC Beltway.

    The Leftist mantra for decades is make the Political Personal. So they had to engineer a smear campaign. And since she lives her life as she articulates it, they had to attack her children. This is what Moral COWARDS do. It was wrong when people attacked Chelsey Clinton. It is wrong to go after Sarah Palin's family.

    This is also intended to keep out anybody is not part of the approved Political apparatus. If you are an outsider stay out of Government.

  • 1 decade ago

    It goes back to the traditional view that mothers take care of the kids and fathers go off to work. I guess a lot of people still think that, even if they don't admit it, or in some cases I don't even think they realize it deep down.

    Gazz is right about VPs, although recent VPs have been more involved in politics. But truthfully, except for being the decider in rare tie votes in the Senate, there really isn't much a VP is required to do.

    I don't really see where it's hypocritical. Lots of "traditional" women have had jobs at one point or another. What would be hypocritical is if she said flat-out that a woman's place is in the home while she's not.

    I imagine her husband will do the majority of the child-raising though.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think I've ever seen a candidate, even a female candidate, being told that they should just stay home and take care of they're kids as much as she. I think people that disagree with her political views, who normally would be outraged at the view that a woman's place is in the home, are mostly responsible. I think the children's father, who has done most of the child care while she was governor, is perfectly capable caring for them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    everyone figures a man can't be the main care giver. Women are equally guilty of this. Allot of women look down on stay at home dads which is not fair to the father or the working mother.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because her general views match those of the wing-nut branch, and they keep insisting that no woman should ever be allowed to do anything but raise their young and clean house.

    Although I haven't been asking that question, I HAVE been enjoying the hypocrisy.

    Biden's children are grown.

    Michelle can care for the Obama children. That's how wing-nuts LIKE it!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is about on the same level as asking who will take care of her children´s children.

  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's a stupid sexist question asked by jerks who think women should be kept bare foot, and pregnant. It's not like she just stayed home before. she was Governor of Alaska. EDIT ////////// Inn46237 might have a point.

  • 1 decade ago

    I agree, I don't think her family has anything to do with it. If people are asking "who's going to take care of her kids?" then that's blatantly sexist.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hasn´t her daughter who´s seventeen just found out that she is pregnant? Hell, I think that woman needs to TALK to her children. But yeah, you´re right, nobody asks about anyone else. Just shows how much sexism there still is.

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