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!