It’s minutes after the Vice Presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, I’m watching Sarah Palin walk the rope line, flashes everywhere, the lights couldn’t be brighter. Then, she’s at the after debate party. People are yelling and screaming. It’s 10:3pm, St. Louis time.
And behind her? Her 5 month old, Down Syndrome son. Being held by her daughters – at one point her very young daughter, who could hardly hold him up, he’s almost as big as her.
This is being a good mother? I think it’s using your kids to get votes. I think this special needs and highly sensitive child should be in bed, somewhere quiet and peaceful. Infants don’t have defenses, they depend on their caretakers to protect them. Infants are extra-sensitive to light, noise, touch, taste, smell. Down Syndrome children even more so.
I’m appalled. I’m furious. I want to go help that child.
(Oh, and Biden clearly won the debate and McCain pulled his campaign on Michigan.)