CNN’s preoccupation with Sarah Palin at this point seems to be that as veep she won't have the wherewithal to care for her newborn with Down's syndrome. In an interview with Dana Bash, correspondent John Roberts seemed in no way concerned with Palin’s competency to hold the highest office but rather seemed more preoccupied with what was going to going to happen to her child! I suspect that this is goodhearted concern rather than political bias.
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JOHN ROBERTS: You know, there's one other issue -- we've talked about her experience and what depth of experience she has; the fact that maybe she tries to peel off a few women voters on the Democratic side, who really wanted to see a woman in the White House in some way, shape, or form. There's also this issue that on April 18th, she gave birth to a baby with Down's Syndrome.
DANA BASH: Yes.
ROBERTS: The baby is just slightly more than four months old now. Children with Down's syndrome require an awful lot of attention. The role of Vice President, it seems to me, would take up an awful lot of her time, and it raises the issue of how much time will she have to dedicate to her newborn child?
Dana Bash was appropriately bewildered.
While I suspect Democrats and Republicans couldn’t agree more with the attention necessary to special needs kids, I’m guessing Sarah Palin is going to put on her big girl pants and get it done. And so far she’s done it without the help of CNN’s probing correspondents.
Should a special needs child keep a woman below the glass ceiling? And what if the vice presidential nominee had been the baby's father? Don’t have the answer necessarily, just asking. Liz Ditz and Whitney Hoffman seem to be concerned.
Tip to Amanda Carpenter at Townhall.com