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  •  and how do we judge a successful parent? (4+ / 0-)
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    do voters evaluate the kids - school achievement, jobs, lack of prison records?

    What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. ~ Dan Quayle

    by CParis on Sat Dec 27, 2008 at 07:35:45 PM PST

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    •  Not sure. (1+ / 0-)
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      But if we did, Kennedy would beat Palin.  Though to be fair, Palin will be a grandmother first.

      the third eye does not weep. it knows. Political compass: -9.75 / -8.72

      by mijita on Sat Dec 27, 2008 at 08:02:41 PM PST

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      •  Remember everyone says "the kids are off (2+ / 0-)
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        limits".  Unless a voter can make their own judgement of how someone has raised their children, there is no standard for determining if the candidate is qualified.  It becomes basically like, "I'm breathing, so I'm qualified".

        What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. ~ Dan Quayle

        by CParis on Sat Dec 27, 2008 at 08:50:07 PM PST

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        •  Reporters may feel that way. (2+ / 0-)
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          Personally I don't.

          One of my many gripes against Palin was the way she used her children, pulling them out of school for months and seeming to place little or no value on their educations.  To me it spoke volumes about her opinion on school in the US and even more on  what she thought of higher education.

          the third eye does not weep. it knows. Political compass: -9.75 / -8.72

          by mijita on Sat Dec 27, 2008 at 09:34:43 PM PST

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          •  I agree with you (2+ / 0-)
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            if someone claims their experience as a parent as some kind of qualification, then I can judge how they raise their children.  
            If I recall, we didn't see the Obama children on the campaign trail after the convention - because they were in school.

            What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. ~ Dan Quayle

            by CParis on Sat Dec 27, 2008 at 10:39:44 PM PST

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