Reading a story about Trig Paxon Van Palen, there were two things that really stood out at me.  They were:

“I said I am going to stay for the day. I have a speech I was determined to give,” Palin said. She gave the luncheon keynote address for the energy conference. (emphasis mine).

Okay – so you know you having some labor pains, but they aren’t labor.  And you say you “leaked” amniotic fluid, which any OBGYN is going to equate as the same as your water breaking.  And yet, you were determined to give a speech?  The speech was more important than your child, which you already know has special needs?

Palin did not ask for a medical OK to fly, the doctor said.

Okay – so you know you have a special needs child, you know you are getting into the last few weeks of your pregnancy (when most doctors, and airlines, say you should not fly) and you do not even go for the medical advice before travelling the almost 3000 miles away from your home?  What kind of “family values” is that?  And is this the kind of judgement that we want for someone in the Vice Presidents job?

By walterh

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