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Politicians and those who love (or hate) them

Michelle Obama is NOT pregnant, but…

Why are people interested in whether Michelle Obama is pregnant or not?  Maybe it’s just standard gossip… but I think there’s something more going on.   Michelle is almost exactly the same age as Sarah Palin.  If Michelle Obama found herself pregnant and test results showed that her baby would have Down syndrome… would she carry him to term, or would she choose to abort him?  Given her husband’s position(s) on the issue, how likely is it that she would make a very different choice than Sarah Palin did?  And would she share that choice publicly, or keep it hidden instead?

Where is the real Willow Palin information?

It seems sad that the only writings about Willow Palin (Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter) are references to the fake blog that was named mylifeaswillowpalin (and which, fortunately, is now gone).  Parody is a fine thing, but when people mistake it for something real, people get hurt and it’s sad to throw a 14-year-old girl into that mix.

We get a hint of Willow’s personality from the People magazine article that describes her reaction when Trig was born:

…Willow said of the new arrival, “He looks like he has Down syndrome.”

Palin, who says her own qualms were laid to rest “the minute [Trig] was born,” felt a lump in her throat. “If he does, you know you will still love him, Willow. It’ll be okay.”

Willow pressed: “But why didn’t you tell us?”

That’s a good question, Willow.  As a dad (of two daughters) I struggle to balance “sharing” with “protection” — would it have been better for Sarah to be more open with what she knew, or was it best for her to not “worry her family”?  I don’t know.  But it’s a question worth asking.

Anyway… this kind of conversation isn’t happening out there in the Internet.  Other that the occassional magazine article and some comments about stuff that Willow didn’t even write, there’s precious little being written about this family that’s been in the news so much lately.  What do you think?  Comment below!