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Even when Claudia Morrell's three daughters were small, she logged 60-hour workweeks, nights and weekends included, as a technology executive.

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Jane

Baltimore, MD

#1 Sep 4, 2008
Palin hit a home run last night! You go girl!
dmk

Elkton, VA

#2 Sep 4, 2008
Jane wrote:
Palin hit a home run last night! You go girl!
Agree!
McGregror

Baltimore, MD

#3 Sep 4, 2008
Palin's a joke. And while as a fellow working mother I applaud her political aspirations, I think her beliefs stink. This is a woman who seeks to destroy everything that is great about America: Freedom, Choice, and the Constitution. She wants to control our bodies and our minds. If you want your kids to be taught Creationism (and last time I checked, humans did not roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, this is a fact) and to eventually have the separation between church and state dissolved, then this is the candidate for you! If McCain gets elected, I'm building a bomb shelter and home-schooling my children.
GOP LIES

White House, TN

#4 Sep 4, 2008
McGregor, you hit the nail on the head. I personally am going to claim my Irish citizenship and bail if they are elected.

Beyond Palin's lifestyle as a Springer show reject lies the question of the policies she espouses. As a member of the McCain ticket, she is endorsing his policies, and that is what the women of the country need to look at.

John McCain supported the Bush/GOP agenda with 95% of his votes.

The GOP platform calls for the complete elimination of abortion rights, expansion of the Bush tax cuts for wealthiest 4% of the population, expansion of corporate tax cuts, expansion of unConstitutional Presidential powers and expansion of the surveillance society that already records our telephone, email, bank, medical records and web surfing habits. McCain/Palin has pledged to appoint the next three Supreme Court Justices to support these goals.

McCain/Palin has pledged more wars, and McCain has come out for restarting the draft to provide cannon fodder for the GOP's "war first!" foreign policy.

McCain/Palin has proposed the destruction of the employer based health insurance system. He will accomplish this by taxing the employer contribution towards employee health insurance as income, destroying state insurance regulation and oversight of health insurance companies, and providing a tax deduction for individual policies which will cover less than half the cost of a private policy. This credit will only be available to those who can afford a years worth of private insurance payments.(currently $1200 a year for a family of 4) Their will be no protection for pre existing conditions and no requirements for the coverage.

McCain/Palin has proclaimed their determination to teach creationism and abstinence only in the schools.

McCain/Palin supports the anti union policies the GOP has pursued, even in the face of declining wages, rising unemployment and soaring bankruptcies. They won't even discuss pension protection in corporate bankruptcies.

John McCain: Corporations First:
The central plank of his economic plan is a $175 billion corporate tax cut that would slash taxes for the Fortune 200 corporations by $45 billion every year. That includes $6.5 billion for Fortune 200 energy companies,$6.3 billion for Fortune 200 banks and financial institutions, and $5.6 billion for Fortune 200 merchandising and retailing companies. The overwhelming benefits of this tax cut, approximately 59%, would flow to the top 1% of income earners.
http://thinkprogress.org/wonkroom/2008/06/27/...
Nancy Turner

United States

#5 Sep 4, 2008
I have four children, and raised two of them without a father around. I attended college and earned a degree, started a busines, and working on a second business. I had NO money, but I knew where my children were all the time. My oldest son is a decorated soldier in the USAF, my oldest daughter is a straight A student working on becoming a teacher, and the other two are working on being young teenagers. Life is not perfect, so why should we teach our children that it is. I am religious and believe in roles in families, but no where did god tell me that the quantity of time I spend with my childen determines the quality parenting I can provide.

Moreover, on the lighter side, I want to see a Vice-President breast fed on national television. It is time for America to see that women are playing important roles throughout your "food chain". We give birth, fed, raise, comfort, educate, and provide values to our children and guess what people .... we do that and "bring home the bacon". Thank you Sarah Palin.
FORMER DEMOCRAT

United States

#6 Sep 4, 2008
As a fellow working mother, DID YOU SEE THE RIOTS OUTSIDE FROM THE PEOPLE WHO SEEK "FREE SPEECH" AS LONG AS IT IS THEIR OPINION?????
LADY BUILD YOUR BOMB SHELTER NOW, BECAUSE NO MATTER WHO WINS THIS COUNTRY IS ALL READY IN HELL.
You should be this concerned when electing your officials here. They have more effect on whether our rights to our bodies continue. I marched pro-choice, but do not in any way feel threatened by a president's opinion of Abortion. The reality is that they cannot change the law...again worry about the lawmakers and the PEACEFUL DEMOCRATS that are rioting when you don't see it there way.
McGregror wrote:
Palin's a joke. And while as a fellow working mother I applaud her political aspirations, I think her beliefs stink. This is a woman who seeks to destroy everything that is great about America: Freedom, Choice, and the Constitution. She wants to control our bodies and our minds. If you want your kids to be taught Creationism (and last time I checked, humans did not roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, this is a fact) and to eventually have the separation between church and state dissolved, then this is the candidate for you! If McCain gets elected, I'm building a bomb shelter and home-schooling my children.
boru

Vienna, VA

#7 Sep 4, 2008
I too find it ironic that in this day and age a woman's family responsibilities are called into question when a man's aren’t. Fortunately for Palin she, like Obama, has a supportive spouse who is also a hands on involved parent. Now granted they have a child "in trouble" but unless you are gonna lock your children up or bubble wrap them until they are old enough (seriously how old is that anyway?) to make smart choices, this will happen. Putting aside her beliefs and opinions it amazes me that her harshest critics will be fellow women. Why do we continue to feel the need to tear down or point fingers at our own sex? Is it because we are still so insecure with our own roles and gender that we must bash our sisters? Granted I have huge problems with her political beliefs but I have huge problems with Obama's beliefs also. What I don't have a problem with is her being "all that she can be" IF it works for her and her family. They are the only ones who have the right to question her commitment to her family. If we woman continue to rake each other over the coals then we deserve what we get as far as never being taken seriously in any position of authority. I don't care if the person running this country is male or female, I don't care that they may need to be excused to breastfeed or that they whip it out right on live TV as long as they govern this country according to the LAWS of this country and not their own moral or religious beliefs. We women need to stop being our own worst enemies and being catty. We've come along way but if we don't stand together on certain issues we will go no further. Support her or not as a VP candidate but don't slam her for wanting and working for what would be assumed is a man's right to have without question...a career and family.

Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Sep 4, 2008
ITS A JESSE JACKSON MOMENT lol Peggy wrote the speech for Sarah they are slamming her as the nomination for VP I LOVE IT

GOP Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy Caught On Tape Disparaging Palin Choice: "Political Bullshit," "Gimmicky"

Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan and former John McCain adviser, Time columnist, and MSNBC contributor Mike Murphy were caught on tape disparaging John McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate.

It's over," Noonan said.

When Chuck Todd asked her if this was the most qualified woman the Republicans could nominate, Noonan responded, "The most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bullshit about narratives. Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and that's not what they're good at, they blow it."

Murphy characterized the choices as "cynical" and "gimmicky."

Peggy Noonan: Yeah.
Mike Murphy: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor world: Engler, Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. I mean, these guys -- this is how you win a Texas race, just run it up. And it's not gonna work. And --

PN: It's over.

MM: Still McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.

CT: I also think the Palin pick is insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too.

PN: Saw Kay this morning.

CT: Yeah, she's never looked comfortable about this --

MM: They're all bummed out.

CT: Yeah, I mean is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?

PN: The most qualified? No! I think they went for this -- excuse me-- political bullshit about narratives --

CT: Yeah they went to a narrative.

MM: I totally agree.

PN: Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at, they blow it.

MM: You know what's really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.

CT: This is cynical, and as you called it, gimmicky.

MM: Yeah.

HILARIOUSLOLOL repub's caught on tape TELLING THE TRUTH!!!!! lolololol btw THERE IS VIDEO OF THESE CONVERSATION LOL THEY KNOW IT WAS STUPID TOO, HILARIOUS THE GOP IS FINALLY TELLING THE TRUTH THEY WON’T SAY TO AMERICAN’S

http://www.truveo.com/Noonan-and-Murphy-on-Pa...
Kwayne

Mclean, VA

#9 Sep 4, 2008
McGregror wrote:
Palin's a joke. And while as a fellow working mother I applaud her political aspirations, I think her beliefs stink. This is a woman who seeks to destroy everything that is great about America: Freedom, Choice, and the Constitution. She wants to control our bodies and our minds. If you want your kids to be taught Creationism (and last time I checked, humans did not roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, this is a fact) and to eventually have the separation between church and state dissolved, then this is the candidate for you! If McCain gets elected, I'm building a bomb shelter and home-schooling my children.
Please don't run any sort of ethernet cord into your shelter whlie you are at it.
Vessel

United States

#10 Sep 4, 2008
FORMER DEMOCRAT wrote:
As a fellow working mother, DID YOU SEE THE RIOTS OUTSIDE FROM THE PEOPLE WHO SEEK "FREE SPEECH" AS LONG AS IT IS THEIR OPINION?????
LADY BUILD YOUR BOMB SHELTER NOW, BECAUSE NO MATTER WHO WINS THIS COUNTRY IS ALL READY IN HELL.
You should be this concerned when electing your officials here. They have more effect on whether our rights to our bodies continue. I marched pro-choice, but do not in any way feel threatened by a president's opinion of Abortion. The reality is that they cannot change the law...again worry about the lawmakers and the PEACEFUL DEMOCRATS that are rioting when you don't see it there way.
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You seem ill informed so let me help. The next POTUS will, without doubt, have a major influence over the make up of the Supreme Court. This means that they will possibly have a major influence over future rulings on the pro-choice/anti-choice issue.

The rioters at the RNC are not democrats. The rioters I have seen so far claim to be anarchists, which is a political philosophy more closely aligned with Libertarianism, which is more closely aligned with Republicans.

Now, on to Palin's motherhood being referenced as a negative factor as it relates to being VP, I agree that this is not relevant in my view. But, i se many employing a double standard. They say "Wow, she's the mother of five and still a strong career woman" and such things. I have seen people claim that running a family as a mother gives her some kind of experience that is beneficial to a person running a country. You would never hear anyone claim " Well, of course he'd be a good president, he's the father of five" or he's a father of five and still a strong career man".

My point is you can't have it both ways. If being a mother of five can not be referenced as a detriment it can;t be referenced as a positive. if we want to treat her the same way we would treat a man running for office then that is exactly how she should be treated.
government worker

Gwynn Oak, MD

#11 Sep 4, 2008
Stuipd Citizens wrote:
ITS A JESSE JACKSON MOMENT lol Peggy wrote the speech for Sarah they are slamming her as the nomination for VP I LOVE IT
GOP Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy Caught On Tape Disparaging Palin Choice: "Political ****," "Gimmicky"
Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan and former John McCain adviser, Time columnist, and MSNBC contributor Mike Murphy were caught on tape disparaging John McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate.
It's over," Noonan said.
When Chuck Todd asked her if this was the most qualified woman the Republicans could nominate, Noonan responded, "The most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political **** about narratives. Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and that's not what they're good at, they blow it."
Murphy characterized the choices as "cynical" and "gimmicky."
Peggy Noonan: Yeah.
Mike Murphy: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor world: Engler, Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. I mean, these guys -- this is how you win a Texas race, just run it up. And it's not gonna work. And --
PN: It's over.
MM: Still McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.
CT: I also think the Palin pick is insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too.
PN: Saw Kay this morning.
CT: Yeah, she's never looked comfortable about this --
MM: They're all bummed out.
CT: Yeah, I mean is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?
PN: The most qualified? No! I think they went for this -- excuse me-- political **** about narratives --
CT: Yeah they went to a narrative.
MM: I totally agree.
PN: Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at, they blow it.
MM: You know what's really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.
CT: This is cynical, and as you called it, gimmicky.
MM: Yeah.
HILARIOUSLOLOL repub's caught on tape TELLING THE TRUTH!!!!! lolololol btw THERE IS VIDEO OF THESE CONVERSATION LOL THEY KNOW IT WAS STUPID TOO, HILARIOUS THE GOP IS FINALLY TELLING THE TRUTH THEY WON’T SAY TO AMERICAN’S
http://www.truveo.com/Noonan-and-Murphy-on-Pa...
and you really think there is no one behind the scenes in the Obama camp sayingt he same thing? No matter who wins this election, Sara Palin hit a grand slam last night and called out everyone, even the media for what they are. Stupid sensationalist who slant their news to those lining their pockets. Obama is the best candidate that the party can manipulate and that's why he's the nominee and not Hilary. My God, the Dem convention looked like a Hollywood spectacle as Palin pointed out. "That's Entertainment" at it's best. Wolf Blitzer was so stunned he could only say a star is born. Katie Couric is so stupid she called her the Governor of Arkansas. Whether the repubs win or not, I think Sarah Palin has arrived and it's about damn time!
Theo

Lutherville Timonium, MD

#12 Sep 4, 2008
Geez -- I thought this article was going to be about women assessing Palin as a working mother. Instead, it turns into another male-bashing diatribe by cub reporter Andrea Walker. Doesn't the Sun have editors?
Dave

Hyattsville, MD

#13 Sep 4, 2008
GOP Lies and McGregor .... make you a great offer. GOP Lies meet me at BWI AirPort for the next air flight leaving for Ireland, and I will pay for your 1 way ticket there. Will even provide you with 1 month free rent, and food when you arrive there. McGregor, pick the country of your choice, and I will do the same for you. And, to comment that McCain and Palin will get us into more wars is absolutely silly. That is nothing more than an uneducated, uninformed and totally blind Democrat statement. Give me one example (not silly rhetoric) where you can support that Palin will get us into more wars, and in fact McCain too. Don't use the old worn out "same Bush for 4 more years" stupid statement.
Lizzie

Baltimore, MD

#14 Sep 4, 2008
dmk wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree!
Agree 1000 percent! I once saw Maggie Thatcher take Prime Minister's Question Time in Parliament. Last night Gov. Palin reminded me of Maggie at her best.
Bruce

United States

#15 Sep 4, 2008
GOP LIES wrote:
McGregor, you hit the nail on the head. I personally am going to claim my Irish citizenship and bail if they are elected.
Beyond Palin's lifestyle as a Springer show reject lies the question of the policies she espouses. As a member of the McCain ticket, she is endorsing his policies, and that is what the women of the country need to look at.
John McCain supported the Bush/GOP agenda with 95% of his votes.
The GOP platform calls for the complete elimination of abortion rights, expansion of the Bush tax cuts for wealthiest 4% of the population, expansion of corporate tax cuts, expansion of unConstitutional Presidential powers and expansion of the surveillance society that already records our telephone, email, bank, medical records and web surfing habits. McCain/Palin has pledged to appoint the next three Supreme Court Justices to support these goals.
McCain/Palin has pledged more wars, and McCain has come out for restarting the draft to provide cannon fodder for the GOP's "war first!" foreign policy.
McCain/Palin has proposed the destruction of the employer based health insurance system. He will accomplish this by taxing the employer contribution towards employee health insurance as income, destroying state insurance regulation and oversight of health insurance companies, and providing a tax deduction for individual policies which will cover less than half the cost of a private policy. This credit will only be available to those who can afford a years worth of private insurance payments.(currently $1200 a year for a family of 4) Their will be no protection for pre existing conditions and no requirements for the coverage.
McCain/Palin has proclaimed their determination to teach creationism and abstinence only in the schools.
McCain/Palin supports the anti union policies the GOP has pursued, even in the face of declining wages, rising unemployment and soaring bankruptcies. They won't even discuss pension protection in corporate bankruptcies.
John McCain: Corporations First:
The central plank of his economic plan is a $175 billion corporate tax cut that would slash taxes for the Fortune 200 corporations by $45 billion every year. That includes $6.5 billion for Fortune 200 energy companies,$6.3 billion for Fortune 200 banks and financial institutions, and $5.6 billion for Fortune 200 merchandising and retailing companies. The overwhelming benefits of this tax cut, approximately 59%, would flow to the top 1% of income earners.
http://thinkprogress.org/wonkroom/2008/06/27/...
Good, go ahead and claim your Irish heritage and leave. Idiots like you don't need to be in this country. When you start looking at facts instead of hatred to the point it affects your judgement, THEN you will be welcomed back into the greatest country on the planet. if you don;t think so, why are you even heree to begin with? Like I said, you are a complete and utter baffoon and an idiot. Oh and just for the record, the top 4% of wealthiest people yout alk about pay 90% of the taxes in thius country. again, learn your facts.
rolo

Delmar, MD

#16 Sep 4, 2008
Don't you see it...no one is talking about Obama, he can't even buy any press...then again he doesn't have to buy them they are already in his pocket. I am an independent and will now vote for McCain/Palin. If Palin was a Democrat she would be a wonderful person. All the crap from the left is just what drives this country apart. When it comes to the left they just blame everyone else...as Bill Maher (way lefty) said, "we need a bill of responsiblities"....like accepting responiblity for your own actions. Why are there no environmentalists upset that China is drilling off the Flordia coast but when an America wants to drill the environment needs to be protected.
Simon

Tampa, FL

#17 Sep 4, 2008
Palin doesn't give a rats a$$ about working women, all she cares about is imposing her views on you and telling you what you can and can't do with your own bodies, and of course continuing the führer's agenda!
Cara

Baltimore, MD

#18 Sep 4, 2008
It's about time a woman was placed in a position of power by a major party. The media is sexist/elitist and so is Obama. Hillary exposed it for what it is. While I remain a Dem and will vote for dems in all major races, it's time to break the glass ceiling and vote for McCain Palin. I only wish the ticket was the other way around. Palin is the real deal and a hero to all working mothers. She is a real person and working class icon.
John

Centreville, VA

#19 Sep 4, 2008
Peggy Noonan? just another Washington insider who got stomped on last night.
Vessel

United States

#20 Sep 4, 2008
First, to Rolo, China is not drilling off the Florida coast. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/40776.ht... If people would bother researching and becoming informed beyond partisan talking points these silly e-rumors would die their rightful deaths. Also, if Palin was a Democrat I can guarantee you the Republicans would not be so understanding and supportive as the democrat candidates are about the teenage pregnancy thing.

Second, to Cara, I would have to wonder why you normally vote Democrat if you are willing to vote for Palin. She is a right wing ultra conservative Republican which should be about as far from your ideals as one can be if you normally find yourself agreeing with democrats. Do you want to vote for her simply because she is a woman. Now that would be sexist.

To Bruce, why do you consider this the greatest country on the planet? By what metric do you determine the greatness of a country?

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