Yesterday, the HA faithful debated Sarah Palin’s reaction to Hilary Rosen’s comments before she had even given that reaction — so I figured the least I could do would be to put this out there for y’all to rehash.
On “Hannity” last night, the original Mama Grizzly weighed in on Rosengate, echoing many of the sentiments that had already been expressed throughout the day and also adding her own unique perspective. Her most salient point: When she ran for vice president, some on the left actually criticized her for not staying home with her five children. Clearly, it’s not a “mommy” thing, Palin pointed out. It’s a conservative thing.
True. When was the last time you heard Nancy Pelosi criticized for anything at all related to her five children? Why is it conservative families are fair game, but liberal families are off-limits? Thank goodness President Barack Obama at least made that point: He has no patience, he said, for attacks on politicians’ spouses. Neither should we.
Palin also specifically says she thinks Rosen’s comments awakened “apolitical” moms. More and more formerly apathetic individuals are waking up (I’m ashamed to admit it, but I myself was pretty apolitical in 2008, watching idly as many of my peers campaigned for Obama and doing nothing more to stop his election than casting my vote for John McCain) — but plenty of people remain oblivious to the political landscape. While I don’t think it’s necessary for every individual in the country to obsessively follow the news cycle, may I just say that I hope it doesn’t take Obama or his surrogates specifically attacking every segment of the country before we wake up and realize what’s at stake in the 2012 elections? If ever there was a time to be political, it’s now.