It seems to me that a man who’s been divorced twice, had multiple adulterous affairs and one of whose kids can’t stand his guts, has just a smidge of chutzpah to offer advice on what it takes to be a good wife and mother. He hasn’t exactly been the ideal husband or father himself.
Yes, Rudy Giuliani is shameless (but you knew that already, didn’t you?). In his attempt to imitate a barracuda, he attacked those who criticized Sarah Palin for the impact her campaigning would have on her family:
How dare they question whether Sarah Palin has enough time to spend with her children and be vice president,” Mr. Giuliani said. “How dare they do that? When do they ever ask a man that question?”
Not so fast, Rudester. Who are you to pontificate on this subject? Seems to me a smidge of humility was called for here. But hell, Rudy thinks humility is for sissies and Democrats.
As for the substance of his attack: keep in mind that Sarah Palin is not in the same situation as the average working mom. She would be vice president of the United States, not mayor of Wasilla. That’s a job that requires a huge time and energy commitment. Not to mention that she has a newborn with Down’s Syndrome and a teenage daughter who is five months pregnant. I don’t say that these issues disqualify her. But I know that if I faced running for higher office and had that situation at home, I’d think twice or three times before I did so. And even then, I’d say no.
Personally, I don’t think Palin thought more than a millisecond before saying Yes. And I don’t think she gave her children more than a second’s thought in doing so.