Debate:Can a full time parent take a high profile political post

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Ok, so putting Ms Palin's politics aside how do RatWikians feel about working mums? working mums in high profile posts? working mums in high profile posts who have special needs children? Would it make any difference if it were Ms Palin's partner who was standing?

Personally I confess to being torn on this one. I'm the father of one child, now 19, who has had 'issues'. My liberal upbringing says loud and clear it's a woman's right to choose but I know from experience that there have been a number of times when I have had to drop everything to cope with issues surrounding my son. As a Unix administrator with an understanding boss this has worked fine but if I were representing my country at a major event... My conclusion is that I have absolutely no problem with the first two categories but reservations about the special needs aspect. I guess, at the end of the day, the higher the post the more likely there is to be resources to cope so, if I had to choose, I would probably choose the other way but it's her choice and who am I to condemn Silver Sloth 08:32, 2 September 2008 (EDT)

Vice President doesn't do much. It would only be if she was elevated to President that it would even be a concern, and as far as I'm concerned, that's what she has a husband for. (Now, if she said that her husband was going to continue his normal snowmobiling or whatever, than MAYBE I'd be worried.) Researcher 08:53, 2 September 2008 (EDT)