Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday Shout Out: Mom Athletes

I strive to stay "on topic" here at Moms4McCain, but I have to give a shout-out to two of our Olympic Mom Athletes representing the U.S. in Beijing:

Dara Torres, age 41 and mother of an 18-month-old, earned a Silver Medal as part of the women's 4 x 100 Swimming relay team.

Michelle Roach, a mother of three, including an autistic son, lives in Tacoma, and is a 119-pound weightlifter (seriously). She competes tonight (Sunday).

I don't know either of their political leanings, but as a Mom who is, er, athletically-challenged, my hat is off to both of you, and the many American Moms representing our nation with pride!

P.S. To all the people who say Sarah Palin can't be our Vice President because she has young children, consider the level of commitment these athlete Moms put forth. Then ask yourself: what we should tell our daughters? That motherhood is an excuse to slow career growth and give up on our dreams? Or a reason to keep growing and follow them?

1 comment:

Ted said...

And there's this from Joe over at palinforvp.blogspot.com:

Now that Palin has successfully maneuvered two tremendously difficult bills through the Alaskan legislature, each having to do with energy, she truly has stature on the entire energy issue, and has stature as a governor who can get things done in a political world where stalemate usually rules the day.

I now agree that McCain should make his move.

Imagine the ads...

1. "She is a young woman who ran against the Republican establishment, and has effectively moved Alaksa in the direction of reform, against all odds.

Don't just hope for change, VOTE FOR IT. McCain/Palin 2008."


2. "She is a governor who in 2 years of office passed a law that had been lanquishing for years; a law that will allow for the flow of natural gas resources from the great state of Alaska to the midwest, into energy hungry areas. Against all odds.

Don't just hope for change, VOTE FOR IT. McCain/Palin, 2008."

3. "She is a governor who insisted her state legistlature stay in session until a true energy plan could be put into place offering real and immediate relief to Alaska's citizens during this difficult energy crunch.

Don't just hope for change, VOTE FOR IT. McCain/Palin, 2008."

4. "She is a mother of 5. She is an avid hunter, fisher, one who loves and believes in the importance of the environment for us and for future generations. She also understands that energy resources can and should be tapped in ways that do not threaten our land. She believes it and is doing it.

Don't just hope for change, VOTE FOR IT. McCain/Palin, 2008."

5. John McCain. The Original Maverick. Sarah Palin. The New Maverick. Together they fought 'A Bridge to Nowhere' and knocked the establishment on its heals. Together, they will reform America.

Don't just hope for change, VOTE FOR IT. McCain/Palin, 2008."

Congratulations, Governor Palin. Senator McCain, please make your move.