I thought about how Sarah Palin has shown little concern for Todd since his accident. She didn't fly back to see him right away and when she did she went back to campaigning. Also there has been no updates on his condition.
It got me thinking about another lady who nursed her husband back to health after a major health crisis.
Like the Palins marriage, Eleanor and Franklin had their difficulties. Franklin had an affair with Eleanor's secretary Lucy Mercer in 1918. When Eleanor found out after going through FDR's mail, she confronted him and offered a divorce. After much discussion with FDR's mother Sara, they decided to reconcile but live separate lives. That changed three years later.
While on a family vacation at their summer home in New Brunswick, FDR came down with a chill, then tiredness, then a fever. After a few days he was unable to walk. A doctor diagnosed polio.
Despite their differences Eleanor helped FDR get back to help. She encouraged him, helped him with his therapy and a shoulder to lean on. Eleanor knew FDR wanted a career in politics and without it he would be lost. She once said polio affected his mind as well as his legs. After his illness even though he no longer had use of his legs he developed an empathy for the underdog and disadvantaged. FDR grew up in a world of privilege and never even had to work.
A trip to Warm Springs GA to try out a health spa really changed him forever. For the first time in his life he saw poor people living day to day in the mountains of Georgia. That inspired the New Deal.
If Todd really was hurt in that accident this could change him into a positive like it did for FDR. But since Palins are reprobates, it won't happen.