The Post meekly camouflages its own opinion on the sexist subject of whether Sarah Palin is shortchanging her kids by running for Veep by reporting the back-and-forth comments of others and by saying that debate was raging in the blogosphere on the topic.
But the question is: Why did the Post think this was a question worth asking at all? Why the open question about whether Palin is shortchanging her kids by having a career? The implication is that Palin is doing something wrong by running for vice president with young kids - that her place is in the home.
Will the Post now ask the same questions of John McCain and Barack Obama? Frankly, why hasn't the Post written a similar story about Joe Biden's choices to not quit the Senate after he was widowed with young sons?
This is not a question EVER posed about men. Therein lies the sexism.
Daughter Bristol, 17, is pregnant and is going to get married, her parents announced yesterday. That news added fuel to an already heated debate on blogs and in the street about the appropriate balance between child-rearing and working -- and whether Palin can balance the extraordinary demands of both without shortchanging either.