I know that I’ve spent my entire blog career making fun of Sarah Palin, but I’m starting to feel like maybe we’re all too hard on her. She was the first female Vice Presidential candidate ever. She wrote a best-selling book, raised five children and has been running the great state of Alaska on her own since 2006, fighting to protect the wildlife there and to fairly represent her mostly conservative constituents. Maybe the woman deserves a little respect– she’s accomplished a lot in her relatively young life, and she probably inspires a lot of little girls who might not have realized what women are really capable of.
I was really on the fence about writing this post, because I know I’ll receive a lot of criticism for it, and I’m not saying I would vote for her for President if she ran. But I think when you see the surprisingly reasonable op-ed she just wrote for the New York Times you might all change your minds about her– she is a strong, inspiring woman, regardless of her political beliefs.