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“Sarah Palin Makes Me Sick”

Columnist Mary Mitchell in today’s Sun-Times (Here are some excerpts — the entire piece is worth a read):

Sarah Palin makes me sick. I hate that she was able to steal Barack Obama’s mojo just by showing up wearing rimless glasses and a skirt.
I hate that she makes Joe Biden look like John McCain and John McCain look like the maverick he is not.
[. . . ]
Not even ABC’s Charlie Gibson can slow Palin’s mouth.
I disagree with the people who claim Gibson caught her off guard during her interview when he asked her whether she agreed with the “Bush Doctrine.”
“In what respect?” Palin fired back without so much as a stutter.
In fact, it was Gibson doing the sputtering as he pressed Palin to answer a question that he didn’t seem to know the answer to himself.
[. . .]
Even with a supportive husband, I doubt seriously that Palin has time to be a hockey mom unless she is making a personal appearance on a campaign trail.
And while 7-year-old Piper Palin gave the world a fuzzy moment on stage at the convention when she licked her hand and smoothed her baby brother’s hair, and when Bristol, 17 and pregnant, held Trig against her chest while her mother shook the hands of adoring fans, I couldn’t help but wonder what it’s really like for these kids.
After all, there’s no such thing as a superwoman, and children of driven moms make their own sacrifices.