I am steeling myself for the debate between vice-presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. I feel like a kid who knows there’s a really exciting surprise waiting for her at the end of the day, and the expectation of just how big it will be is almost too much to bear!
While my fellow MOMocrats will be live-blogging the Palin/Biden debate this evening, I’ve made the decision to just watch it by myself (with Mr. PunditMom, of course), to really take it all in. No “tweeting” it, no live-blogging it, just immersing myself in it so I can really do it justice tomorrow.
So as I try to keep my excitement at bay, I wanted to do a quick Mothers of Intention round-up and bring you some spot-on political writing from a few mothers who don’t always get all riled up about politics.
Believe it or not, I’m not the only mom who’s been talking about, worrying about, ranting about Sarah Palin around the blogosphere these days. Moms of all political stripes are talking about her — and it’s not just Democratic moms who have, shall we say, some trepidation, about whether Palin is up to the challenge.
Julie of mothergoosemouse and The Parental is Political has written a two part letter to Sarah Palin, which includes her thoughts that, even though she might not agree with Palin, she had better not drop out of the race, as many are suggesting:
If you bow out of the race with the excuse that your family responsibilities prevent you from fulfilling the duties of Vice-President, you will have set all mothers — be they SAHMs, WAHMs, or WOHMs — so far back that it will take many decades more for us to come this close to the glass ceiling again.
Rita at Surrender, Dorothy has got a really good rant on at OK, Fine, I Can’t Hold Back on John McCain & Sarah Palin Anymore.
Tracee at Blog Fabulous is starting to fret about her Middle America Economic Reality.
Blog Antagonist at Blogs are Stupid, is sick of politics and wants us to stop fighting amongst ourselves.
MammaLoves has a guest post called Gov. Palin, Stop the Blame Game.
And some things in Judith Warner’s personal life have prompted her to look at “Poor Sarah” in a different light her her place, Domestic Disturbances.
Also, I’m not sure if she’s a mother, but I’m going to include this anyway — Tanya’s site Not My Gal!
So, there’s some really good reading to get you thinking about this one and only vice-presidential debate.
I’m going to be hunkered down in the TV room with a big bowl of popcorn, a glass of wine and my notepad. Tomorrow, I can’t wait to hear what you all have to say!
And stay tuned for next week’s Mothers of Intention post, when my special guest will be Cathy from Mayberry Mom!