Was it good for you?

I don’t often get political in my blog — it’s not that kind of blog and I’m not all that politically savvy or inclined. I have my beliefs and don’t like to debate them with non-believers or “different-believers.”

But I’m asking, especially those of you who support Hillary or Obama — What did you think of Sarah Palin’s speech last night? Who watched it and wasn’t impressed? Who didn’t admire this woman’s poise, forthrightness, humor, integrity, eloquence, track record, honesty…? Who found her comments inaccurate or mean-spirited or off the mark? Who didn’t love that she’s not the typical Washington insider? Talk about CHANGE!

I actually got choked up — it was a real “you’ve come a long way baby” moment for me. Yes, I know Geraldine Ferraro broke this ground. Yes, I know all about Hillary. They did nothing for me. But this woman. This woman my age. This mom. This soon-to-be grandma. This politician no less, impressed me immensely. Could we actually put someone in Washington that I truly admire? For the first time in my life, I feel compelled to contribute to a political campaign and put up a yard sign. (I haven’t done either yet, but I think I will!)

Funny, I’m not the biggest McCain supporter — it’s been more like a “lesser of two evils” thing, like I know it is for a lot of people. But now, now I’ll feel a lot more comfortable pulling that lever come November.

What about you?


  1. Renegade said,

    Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Integrity? Where did you get that? Wow!!!
    I am so disappointed in the whole deal. People want unity and change and this only proves separation and more of the same. Those that are excited were excited before the speech, they just needed a cheerleader. It’s like a sporting event where the losing team is behind by 20 points and makes the final shot at the buzzer. The fans get excited but they still lose the game.

  2. WritingbyEar said,

    Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I found integrity in the fact that she sold the fancy corporate governor’s jet on eBay and dismissed the personal chef. Also that she didn’t stoop to the mean-spirited attacks her opponents so often use. Also her history of resigning a lucrative job on the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission because she saw too much corruption (later confirmed). I agree — these conventions are all about cheerleading, but it remains to be seen who will lose the game.

  3. robbie said,

    Friday, September 5, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    What planet does Regegade live on? “…more of the same” ???? Where does that come from? John McCain is a “rino” (not quite the same way that Arlen Specter is, however). McCain’s voting record is closer to Hillary’s than Obama’s is to Hillary’s on non-partisan issues. The only thing conventions accomplish is to reiterate the parties’ fundamental differences, i.e. more government vs. less government, higher taxes vs. lower taxes, less freedom/liberty vs. more freedom/liberty. What Ms. Palin brings is a REAL outsider to Washington. SHE represents change, not three senators! Wake up and listen, Renegade.

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