Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sarah Palin

I admit, I like that she's a woman. But I wouldn't vote for a candidate -- at any level -- just because she's a woman. Hillary, for instance, wasn't at the top of my personal presidential hopefuls. I don't vote just for a party either. I like to think I vote for the person. In fact, one time I didn't vote for the candidate with whom I agreed with more when it came to social issues and tax philosophy because I didn't like the way he treated people.

Anyway, politics. It's an interesting game.

And this presidential election is getting even more interesting, to me, thanks to John McCain's pick.

Sarah Palin was a mom first. Then she was a council member, then small-town mayor and then governor. As an Alaskan, she thinks we should drill in her home state for oil. She may not have a ton of "experience," but she does run a state and has a family. While I can't imagine doing those two things, I applaud her for trying to make a difference.

And she has more "experience" than Obama. He is running to be commander-in-chief of our military during war time (among other roles). Palin just MIGHT have to fulfill that role.

But she will help shape policy and set a tone for our country. I like how she comes across. And I like how she isn't a veteran politician who has grown comfortable in a D.C. home.

Oh, and, so what if her teen-age daughter is pregnant. I learned a long time ago you can't judge a person by the actions of those they love. At least the family values the life of a baby, who isn't at fault for parents' not-so-smart choices.

What do you think?


  1. Did you watch the republican thing last night? D said her speech was great.

  2. I hate politics of any kind, and I was thinking this was going to be yet another boring blah blah democrat, blah blah republican election process. But after hearing McCain's announcement of his choice for VP, I got excited and have stayed excited about the elections since! I think Palin is AWESOME and I'm going to be looking forward to voting this year for sure! :)

  3. I agree with the politics being a frustrating game and I am with you on not just voting for a party but for the right person. The sad part is none of us really "know" any of the four candidates. People are saying they love Palin or love Obama but how can we REALLY say that when we honestly don't know them. The convention hype was too much for me - I would love to have coffee with all four of them and really hear what they stand for. I am officially an undecided voter and intend to work really hard these next few months reading about all four people so that I can make and educated decision about why or why not I will vote for one or the other. I really wish everyone would do that! I kinda wish the ticket was McCain and Obama (that would make for an interesting combo)....ha!