First, would I have left a newborn to go to work? Especially a newborn with special needs? No, I don't think so. But no one was asking me to be vice-president. Therein lies the dilemma that many conservative women face with Palin. She's doing what we wouldn't do or what we wish we didn't have to do, but we certainly want her to do it! She's the more conservative one on the Republican ticket! So many women I know didn't feel like they were represented by either party until August 29th, when McCain announced his running mate.
She's the one who is like me! many of us thought. Same age, same place in life, same love for family, country, and ... JESUS! She's not some shallow church-goer; she's the real deal! By all that I can surf/read/listen to/watch about her, she's born again! So perhaps this isn't just a job, ya think? Maybe, just maybe, this woman feels CALLED to this. Don't you think she would have to?
But this is what I want to make sure you understand: Sarah Palin, the woman who is like us, is us. Did it ever occur to you that if any of us had run for office, and by us, I mean conservative women--born again Christian women who love Jesus Christ unashamedly, who are okay with more than 2.5 children, and who can love one man for a lifetime--if it had been any of us, they (the media) would have treated us the same way? Y'all, they hate her, and they hate us. The beating she takes every day she takes for all who believe what she believes.
Because it's what I would want others to do for me.
Because there are only a few weeks left.
Because if the media is openly harassing her like they are, can you imagine how the enemy is messing with her mind and heart?
And because I cannot shake the notion that it is quite possible that Sarah Palin is where she is at this moment for such a time as this.