I'm having second thoughts about my last post.
I wouldn't want someone else to judge my ability to care for le Petit and do my job. Why should I judge Palin? If she believes she can balance five children including one in infancy and a theoretical presidency, who am I to second guess? It is an unflattering position for a feminist, and more than a little condescending. After all, I know nothing about the dynamics of her family or what kind of help she may have.
I suppose I just feel like presidential and VP candidates should be beyond the stress and worries of early parenthood. Parenting an infant is the single most rewarding but also the hardest thing I've ever tried to do.
I place myself a little too quickly in Palin's shoes, I think.