Sunday, August 31, 2008
CNN: Will Palin Neglect Child as VP?
CNN's John Roberts cached reporter Dana Bash off-guard on Friday asking if Sarah Palin will neglect her child, who has Down's syndrome, if she become vice president. "The baby is just slightly more than four months old now. Children with Down's syndrome require an awful lot of attention. The role of Vice President, it seems to me, would take up an awful lot of her time, and it raises the issue of how much time will she have to dedicate to her newborn child?"
Bash, who was visibly troubled by the question, kept her composure. "That's a very good question, and I guess -- my guess is that, perhaps, the line inside the McCain campaign would be, if it were a man being picked who also had a baby, but -- you know, four months ago with Down's syndrome, would you ask the same question?"