You go Sarah! But it doesn't change my vote.
All the buzz about Sarah Palin has me somewhat indifferent. I was never going to vote for John McCain and him choosing a woman as his running mate doesn't change that one bit.
Now, in full disclosure, I should say that I didn't really see myself as an HRC die-hard either. Yes, I would have voted for her against McCain, but not because she's a woman. That said, I guess I'm not who McCain was going after since it takes more than an enviable pant suit to get my vote. For those influenced primarily by race and gender in the election, I say good luck with that.
I do have a lot of respect for Mrs. Palin, even if we don't see eye to eye in the political world. She is a working mom who gets up every day and goes to work whether the baby woke up three times last night or slept soundly through. She has made some tough decisions along the way and seems to have made most of those out of true passion for her beliefs. She's the mother of 5 kids, which I think either drives a mom to be completely insane or definitively career-driven. (My husband is youngest of five, and even as adults I wouldn't want to be their mother.) Most importantly, she has thus far taken all the criticism in stride. And she'll have to continue taking it as Americans publicly thrash her through no-win situations like she's already had to face. For instance, Bristol is in a situation where there is no "easy" choice because some group will have issue with whatever choice is made. I'm happy that they've made the right choice for them, not the party, not the media, not America.