First Dude, Todd Palin

Cheap shots from the media! Are people really so backward that they think that a woman cannot lead without her husband pulling the strings? Whatever happened to empowered women that make their own way? Why is it that a conservative woman can’t be considered part of the feminist movement?

Let me take the time to actually analyze an article, that’s a change for me! The article comes from CNN’s website and its titled, “Todd Palin: ‘first dude’ or ‘shadow governor?'”

First excerpt:

One of those lawmakers is Lyda Green, a Republican and state Senate president who is not friends with the Palins.

“I had a meeting I requested with the governor. … I was particularly surprised that Todd was there. I had never seen a spouse stay in the room through the meeting.”

By merely attending meetings (as mentioned in the article), how does the media go and say that Mr. Palin controls his wife’s decisions? You know, I’m impressed that he is involved with his wife’s work. However, involvement does not mean he has his hand in Governor Palin’s business. Another thing I find interesting is how they mention that Lyda Green isn’t “friends with the Palins”. Really, who cares!

Here’s a second quote from the article:

The campaign also confirms that Todd Palin has taken two trips with state commissioners to survey Alaskan mines and one to survey part of the proposed route for a natural gas pipeline, his wife’s top goal. The state paid for those trips, according to the campaign, because they were considered “state business” since Todd Palin is trying to expand Alaska’s work force.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t he involved in the oil industry? Wouldn’t this mean that it would be beneficial that he attends these trips so that perhaps he can give his view of what this all means? After all, I think it is a good idea that he goes with his wife, then he can break down the pros and cons.

Alright, that’s about enough out of me! Hope you enjoyed my rare spurt of text =)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

    Sep 20, 2008 @ 09:44:41

    Sarah Palin is examined with a magnifier, from all viewpoints possible, these days. Her husband, Todd Palin, is a key man in her life. But what’s his role in her job? Is he left outside her office business, or, conversely, he has a very important impact on everything Mrs Palin decides?
    It is absolutely understandable, that a husband of Sarah is supportive and helping. It is even OK, if Todd is Sarah’s protector and adviser.
    However, it is odd, that a husband is copied on official mail from Governor’s office. It is also less understandable, that Todd attends Sarah’s meetings with officials, lawmakers or corporate leaders. Because of these kinks, Alaskans do not doubt long ago, that Todd has a significant influence on Sarah’s decisions –


  2. Original Pechanga
    Sep 21, 2008 @ 07:58:24

    Funny, you don’t hear much about Obama’s answer when ask by Rick Warren, “WHO would you go to for advice?”

    1. Michelle Obama (Don’t vote for me because I’m cute)
    2. His grandmother (typical white woman)

    Exit question: Would Barack Obama get this much press is he were just another white Democrat?


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