Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sarah Palin

I recently watched an interview with Sarah Palin out promoting her new book "Going Rogue, An American Life". I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed in her interview. I personally like her, even if I don't agree with some of the things she does. The disappointment comes from her book and what she is trying to convey to the public.

First of all, she complains about being told what to say and what not to say by her "handlers". Hello....she's in politics, did she not get the memo that politicians usually don't get to speak from their heart. They speak from the guys who's funding them heart. Then she commented on how they choose her wardrobe, but said it didn't really bother her because she didn't like to go shopping. She made comment that her hair and makeup were not of her choice either, but of the handlers and how the guys running did not have this problem. Implying that it was harder for her because she was female. Do you not think someone was doing the same thing to these politicians wives? What did she expect when she entered the arena that men have dominated for hundreds of years? She also complained about how the press treated her children. Mind you, I would not want the press throwing my personal life and that of my family out there for others to judge, but I also am not dumb enough to run for vice president and think they wouldn't have a field day . Especially if my teenage daughter was pregnant. It's kind of like Brittany Spears being upset because she has no privacy. She dresses herself half naked, goes out an gets drunk and stupid while the paparazzi is following her (like they might not notice), making a fool of herself and then complains because she has no privacy. Come on Sarah! She put her own selfish desires of becoming the vice president before her daughters personal needs and privacy, leaving her to be the butt of stand up comedian jokes and tabloids. Do I have a lot of compassion for her, no I don't.

Last but not least, Sarah made all her choices and can not possibly think the public will see her as a victim. She choose to do as the campaign "handlers" choose for her do and say. She choose to run for VP and put her family in the nation spotlight, she choose to not complete her job as the governess of Alaska, leaving the public to speculate on why she left office, only to have her new book released in less then a year from when she quit. Like every other "bad girl" celebrity, I am sure she will make a lot of money doing what ever she chooses, but at what cost to her family. The only true victims here are the innocent children.

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