This statement is well, typical of Obama. An offhand remark he has to say to show 'he cares' but without showing any, you know, action. It simultaneously illustrates his arrogance and lack of true concern. He can let his people know what's going on, and he'll make sure that everyone knows "they're from the Obama campaign." McCain is willing to stop being Republican and be American. He's not going to 'activate' people, he's willing to send them there to help. And we're so worried about Palin. She's shown herself a 'woman of the people'. Here
I will digress here, because there is a need to pile on. Of course, that video is also used as 'proof' she wasn't pregnant with Trig - proof to the nutroots that she's the grandmother, not the mother. Let's nip that in the bud, shall we? here's her daughter Bristol.
here's Sarah Herself at about the same time. Sarah
Get it? and they say the Right Wing Smear Machine has a monopoly on creativity in their assertions. Heh.
BTW, as an American with secondary experience; my wife has borne 5 children (one with special needs), by the time you have the FIFTH child, it almost becomes, well, routine. Having her water break is a big deal to be sure, but she knows how long it will take to have that child even after that, based on experience, and will want to have her doctor there if at all possible. By that time, she can anticipate how long labor will be. I've seen it in action.
Thanks to Blip.tv, postchronicle.com, and Ace for the pics and video. (They're linked 'cause I don't want to be a bandwidth thief, it's kinda rude).