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31 August 2008 @ 12:59 pm
So maybe this is a stupid question...  
...but who is watching Sarah Palin's kids? Are they with her husband? I mean, according to Wiki he's a commercial fisherman and works for BP Oil, so isn't he awful busy to be home with them all the time? Sarah's busy doing governor and now stumping for VP. So I was just wondering, do they have a nanny or do the kids hang out with Grandma and Grandpa a lot? If McCain is elected and they all move into the governor's house, who's going to watch the kid with Down's syndrome? (And Trig? What kind of name is Trig? Trigonometry?)

I mean, I guess this is like anti-women's lib and all of me, but VP isn't a 9-5 job. Who is going to raise her kids?
 
 
 
whimsicalbeauwhimsicalbeau on September 1st, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
probably the same person who is watching them now while she's doing her Governor thing. That's not exactly a 9-5 either. Day care, nanny, the whole lot- same thing as any other set of parents who both work, except with more hours.

Actually, the kids will probably get better care if she is VP then they are getting now. Aside from whatever is probably already in place for presidential and vice presidential kiddies (who looked after high-school aged Chelsie Clinton?), they'll have secret service on them 24/7.

Yeech. Being a presidential kid would suck.
(Anonymous) on September 1st, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
Oh my God! Who's watching Biden's kids??
Suzik00kaburra on September 1st, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Biden has kids?

(Heh. I thought he was so old I never thought about whether or not he had offspring. My bad.)
Suzik00kaburra on September 1st, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
...okay, so I actually checked out Biden's offspring. They're all over the legal age and can take care of themselves. Problem solved!
jeanniejeannietran on September 1st, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Clearly you didn't watch Biden's speech at the DNC. es, they are all fully grown with their own families, but when Biden first became senator he made sure to head to DC after his kids went to school and got home when they finished school. It was the only way he agreed to be senator, since his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident.

I had a similar conversation with someone about your Palin question and I think Seanie made a good point about whoever is watching them is the same as before she was on the ticket. I'm sure the government provides substantial childcare for people in office. What bothers me is that the media constantly mentions that the baby has down's syndrome to, one would guess, garner some sympathy... when in actuality we all know she's not going to see much of that kid if she's VP. Or when she's campaigning for VP.
jeanniejeannietran on September 1st, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Biden is 72... did you really think he has kids young enough to be cared for?
whimsicalbeauwhimsicalbeau on September 3rd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Dude, he's 72? So is McCain. That's weird.
Suzik00kaburra on September 3rd, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
I didn't see anything from the DNC or the RNC. I'm always working when that stuff's on TV.

In an article I read, it seems like the husband might be doing some babysitting because he's "taken leave" from his other duties. So that's good news, I think. There's clearly a lot going on in that family right now - DS baby, pregnant teen, upcoming wedding - and I think you need a parent, not just a nanny around.