Fargo - Sarah Palin spoke to college students at the University Of North Dakota yesterday reminding them of the importance of parenting.
"While I never studied parentology in University I believe I am a good parent and role model for other young women and have studied hard to become a good mother so I believe in my own way I can be called a parentologist."
Palin warned students that parenting should be taken seriously and offered her own unique perspective and sense of humour from her presidential campaign.
Parenting is all about multi-tasking. "It's almost like you have to be a split personality to raise a family and run for office let alone practice saying Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and making sure John McCain didn't miss the bus."
Palin told students that it was important to set goals for themselves and used her son Trig as an example. "Trig is short for trigonometry, he may be mentally challenged but he still has something to work towards."
A strong opponent to abortion Palin told students to "Look at each other and ask yourselves if you would be here today if your parents had an abortion."
"God put us all here for a reason. It is up to us to find out that reason despite any questions that others may have for us, even the really hard ones which I've had my share."
Palin credits her father for her skills with public speaking and elocution. "Dad was an electrician by trade and could really give you the business. You really had to watch your step with him, that's for sure."