Governor Palin's Mother's Day Present: USA Weekend

Saturday, May 8, 2010

For Mother's Day, Governor Palin gets a family picture that includes all of her children. That may not seem like much to some, but when you have five children ranging in age from two to twenty one, and a sixteen month grandson, that's quite a feat--and quite a present.

USA Weekend gives us a look into the Palin home, where we get to experience how the busy family operates on a given day.

Carol Clurman writes:

Even for one of the world’s most famous mothers, wrangling six kids — including two squirmy toddlers, a rather-be-elsewhere young veteran and a birthday girl impatient to light the candles on mini-cupcakes that Mom baked — makes reforming health care seem easy.

Welcome to Palin Central, a remote lakeside outpost where, for one recent afternoon, the woman in the headlines opened her home for an up-close look at her life.
What we found during three harried, uncensored hours was a working mom who gives new meaning to the term “multitasking.” One minute Palin, 46, is making a baby bottle, checking the latest stream of e-mails on her BlackBerry and asking Piper, 9, if she wants a playdate; the next she’s dashing out the back door, taking off her dangle earrings and doing a live TV shot on, yes, health care reform for Fox News. And this is all during our interview.

Any discussion of a presidential run during this interview? Just this from the governor:

For Palin, the juggling act is evidence of presidential bona fides. “I think this country would be served very well by a woman president, someone who has raised a family,” she says, stopping short of saying she wants to run in 2012.

I agree. The country would definitely do well to have a woman president, but only the right one--and that one is named Palin.

Read the full USA Weekend article and see the family pictures here.


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