So, how did Palin do? And — hey — what about Obama’s kids?

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T
he
Sarah Palin soap opera is playing to a widening audience. Last
night, she took the stage and stood in the limelight at the Republican
National Convention. Tell us how you think she did!
    The
media continues to have a field day with Palin’s life story, as we began discussing yesterday here at OurValues.org. I’m interested here in reactions that relate to family values, work values and the work-life balance — a concern that millions of us share as adults.
    Yesterday, I pointed out one great contradiction: how social conservatives applaud Palin when they would pillory liberals for the same behaviors as parents.
    But, another contradiction is troubling me today: Why is Obama off the hook?
    He also has young children: Malia Ann, born in 1998, and Sasha, born in 2001. He, too, is a working parent with a job prospect that will leave him with precious little time for his kids.
    I remember some faint voices about this issue when it became clear that Obama would be the Democratic candidate. But those faint voices
have faded away.
    I
guess it’s not an issue because (dare I say it?): It’s Michelle’s
job to raise the children?

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