Fallin Claims Motherhood Makes Her Th...

Fallin Claims Motherhood Makes Her The Best Candidate

There are 131 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Oct 23, 2010, titled Fallin Claims Motherhood Makes Her The Best Candidate. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

In her quest to become Oklahoma's first female governor, Democrat Jari Askins has amassed an assortment of professional qualifications: she's been a judge, a legislator, the head of a state agency, and a corporate attorney.

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hsc

Stillwater, OK

#1 Oct 23, 2010
Pure and simple this is an -"ism" - if Mary Fallin had a black male opponent and said she is the best candidate because she is white or female people would be offended. Likewise, it is offensive and lacking logic to say motherhood is a qualification for governor. None of our prior Oklahoma governors, regardless of party affiliation were mothers!

If Mary wants to bring her experiences as a wife and mother into play in the campaign, let's revision the issues surrounding what brought her first marriage to an end and the quality of her mothering. Is she the model wife and mother?
Agitator

Broken Arrow, OK

#2 Oct 23, 2010
She maybe a mother but cheating on her husband and not keeping her wedding vows is a disgrace to be running for governor. I guess Oklahoma is NOT in the bible belt though.
dgh

Tulsa, OK

#3 Oct 23, 2010
Up until now I had not decided on who to vote for in this election but Fallen has helped me with her comments here. I am voting for Askins.

I can't say if Askins is a nutjob or not but after this story I KNOW that Fallen is.
Susie

United States

#4 Oct 23, 2010
Fallin did not discuss why she was divoced in the first marriage. I sort of remember an affair with a body guard or something of that nature.
Askin should never be questioned about motherhood. In fact no one should have to take that verbal abuse.
Ryan

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 23, 2010
Looks like a slim fast ad. Before to the right and after on the left.
Debbie

El Reno, OK

#6 Oct 23, 2010
No doubt in my mind who the better canidate is Jeri Askins!! Mary Fallin should be ashamed of herself. Askins is Oklahoma heart and soul,Fallin Washington politician through and through!!
Big Turnips

Eucha, OK

#7 Oct 23, 2010
I think Mary Fallin has been married enough for both of them. Twice if I'm not mistaking. Shows real commitment on her part when times get tough don't cha think?
margie

Tuttle, OK

#8 Oct 23, 2010
To me Fallin comes off as fake. She can recite pre-
prepared Washington talking points, but can't give
straight answers on the issues. She just wants to
pad her resume. I was thinking of voting for her,
but with this latest statement she made, I'm
definitely voting for Askins!
ijjoe

Tulsa, OK

#9 Oct 23, 2010
messing with cops makes for brain power
dealbreaker

Claremore, OK

#10 Oct 23, 2010
Really Fallin, that's that best edge you have over your opponent? I was on the fence,until now. Sounds like somebody is feeling inferior because of the mistakes she's made in her life.

I'm a single mother, divorced. Although I wake up everyday, thrilled I divorced my lazy, cheating, alcoholic, husband, I still view it as failed. Not so much my family failed, but I don't think I have a grasp of knowing what others are really like.

I have two college degrees, earn over $80K per year, and I think I was never more scattered brained until I had a child. Also, the emotional crap my ex puts me through, makes it hard to concentrate.

Being a mother, ex-wife, current wife, doesn't make you any better, just a little more confused.

Too bad Ms. Fallin couldn't speak about her accomplishments to influence us. Ms. Askins is obviously a very dedicated, and driven, woman.

This is an example of a low blow that back fired.
Lucy

Tulsa, OK

#11 Oct 23, 2010
Knowing her past with her ex-husband and the affair she had is well documented and public knowledge, Mary Fallin really thinks we are fool enough to believe her b.s. that her second marriage and a house full of Brady bunch kids makes her qualified to be Governor?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA!!!! Thanks, Mary. I needed a good laugh today.
Former Jenks Resident

Jenks, OK

#12 Oct 23, 2010
I will still vote for Fallin, as I think voting for Askins is just "askin'" for more of the liberal politics that has gotten us in the mess we're in now. And in Oklahoma, as in the rest of the nation, we don't need yellow dog Dems in office, regardless of how "conservative" they say they are!!! HOWEVER, having said that, I am ashamed of Mary Fallin for making such a remark. Jeri Askins may, or may not, have ever been interested in being married or having children. Have no idea if Fallin was trying to intentionally to be personal and mean, but that's sure the way it came off.
by cracky

United States

#13 Oct 23, 2010
Agitator wrote:
She maybe a mother but cheating on her husband and not keeping her wedding vows is a disgrace to be running for governor. I guess Oklahoma is NOT in the bible belt though.
Yeah, but you see, thats the way it works. Bible thumpers are ready to stone you till your dead for doing something like Fallin did, that is, until it suits their cause, then the sorry hypocritical basssturds just turn the other cheek to what she did because they want a Repub gubner.
saywhat

Tulsa, OK

#14 Oct 23, 2010
what's being a mother have to do with the price of beans in china?
Karl Schneider

Broken Arrow, OK

#15 Oct 23, 2010
I'm terrified this horrible blitch will be elected.

Andrea Yates was a mother too, until she killed her children on orders from Gawd.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/jul2001/yat...
Karl Schneider

Broken Arrow, OK

#16 Oct 23, 2010
Agitator wrote:
She maybe a mother but cheating on her husband and not keeping her wedding vows is a disgrace to be running for governor. I guess Oklahoma is NOT in the bible belt though.

Oklahoma is the buckle of the Hypocrisy Belt. Doesn't anybody ever wonder why the divorce rate here is 4 times that of the horrible 'liberal' state Massachusetts?
Hunter

Yukon, OK

#17 Oct 23, 2010
I recall from reading the divorce court documents where Mary Fallin sat silently by, while another tried to paint an "unnatural relationship" between her daughter and now ex-husband. I repeat, Mary Fallin sat silently by, while her child was falsely given the life-long reputation of being in an incestuous relationship. The now grown daughter's friends, employers, potential spouses, and later on her children will be able to pull that up online about her. And Mary Fallin sat quietly knowing it was not true. She was more interested in winning then protecting her daughter. Some mother. I am fully prepared to sit Miss Mary Fallin down and give her a lecture about human decency and putting your children's interest above your own.
Karl Schneider

Broken Arrow, OK

#18 Oct 23, 2010
Former Jenks Resident wrote:
I will still vote for Fallin, as I think voting for Askins is just "askin'" for more of the liberal politics that has gotten us in the mess we're in now. And in Oklahoma, as in the rest of the nation, we don't need yellow dog Dems in office, regardless of how "conservative" they say they are!!! HOWEVER, having said that, I am ashamed of Mary Fallin for making such a remark. Jeri Askins may, or may not, have ever been interested in being married or having children. Have no idea if Fallin was trying to intentionally to be personal and mean, but that's sure the way it came off.

You'll vote for a "conservative" regardless of how immoral they are? That sounds about right for this goofy place.
Karl Schneider

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Oct 23, 2010
saywhat wrote:
what's being a mother have to do with the price of beans in china?

Who knows? All it takes is being blown up by a guided muscle...
okj

United States

#20 Oct 23, 2010
so does cheating on your husband make you a good wife? so does that mean she will cheat on oklahoma? atleast askins stayed in oklahoma FIGHTING in and for oklahoma while fallin went and TRIED to play big boy with all the evil people! she is not an oklahoma native and does not have oklahoma best interest.

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