I agree with Clare. I'm sick of this even being an issue and, as a woman, I find it archaic and insulting. Women have been multi-tasking since the beginning of time yet, if a man has kids, special needs or not, no one questions his ability to be a parent and hold down a full-time job. Why should her ability to do both be in question?
Sarah Palin seems to have a network of helpers including her kids and a husband who, for the most part, is a stay at home dad. She will do just fine.
This issue along with the one concerning her teengage daughter's pregnancy really annoy me. As to the teenage daughter, if anyone thinks they can control a teenager with raging hormones, they must live in the grand old state of DENIAL. I've been a teenager. There was NO ONE that could tell me what to do or how to do it.
They say she is a bad role model of family values. How many pregnant teens are out there? A LOT. This is nothing new. I am a mom and a business woman and I am proud to model after her. I have 4 kids and desire more than anything, to be a successful woman with (what appears to be) a happy family.