The Republicans have certainly done that with the nomination of Sarah Palin. Now, don’t fret. I’m not going to turn this into a political blog by any means. In fact, politics, in general, makes me sick to my stomach. So much so that all I do is vote. I don’t watch debates. I don’t read up on who said what. I usually turn my head, stick my fingers in my ears and say, “BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH” during those mud-slinging advertisements shown on TV prior to elections. I am that mature. But. I couldn’t help but find something ironic while I was watching the news last night. A group of four women were being interviewed by an ABC journalist. Two were Obama supporters and two were supporters of McCain. They were asked if Palin, Alaska governor, mother of five, and soon-to-be grandmother, could do it all. The two who supported McCain said that they believed she could. I expected that answer. No surprise there. What I didn’t expect to hear from one of the ladies who supported Obama was this statement: “If she (Palin) wants to shortchange her family, that is her business. But she shouldn’t shortchange the nation.” Shortchange her family? You mean to tell me that someone who leans more toward the liberal side thinks that a woman who does something apart from her family is shortchanging them? Is she saying that women can’t indeed have it all? Wow. Didn’t see that one coming. I mean, last time I checked, which isn’t really very often, mind you, I would have thought someone who leans a little more to the left would believe that Palin could do it all. Marriage, children, career. You name it. I guess that was the case until she became the vice-presidential nominee with the man that the Obama supporters probably won’t be inviting over for their next Memorial Day celebration. I bet some of you are just itchin’ to comment. Well, now’s your chance. Because the probability is high that I will never write about politics again. I’m just sayin’.