PTA to the Vice Presidency

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, you certainly heard about John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate.  Can you guess which part of this self- proclaimed hockey mom’s resume caught my eye?  Her PTA connection, of course!  The LA Times headline proclaimed, “Palin has risen quickly from PTA to VP pick,” while Maureen Dowd satirized today in a NY Times op-ed piece that “The P.T.A. is great preparation for dealing with the K.G.B.”

Whether you like her as a candidate or not, it’s pretty cool that her background as a PTA leader is geting so much press.  This is going to be a great conversation starter in PTA back to school planning meetings everywhere!  I can her it now:  “Did you take the PTA president job as a stepping stone to political greatness?”  “Do you plan to finish your term?”  “What’s your position on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?”

Have fun with it – and give your PTA president the respect she deserves.  You never know… she may ride that wave to the White House!

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