I realized a few days ago just how uninformed I have become. I wake up very early each day and the first thing I do is read the news and still I am uninformed. At 5:30 a.m. I was totally unprepared for John McCain’s announcement. I did some research and thought hmmmm.
I must admit that I am an independent. One of those voters who finds it difficult to support either party. But that is another story. It does allow me some objectivity, which I consider a good thing.
So I was reading and trying to understand his choice. Later that morning, while doing my laps in the pool, I overheard a conversation between two older republican men. They were excited about their ticket. They jumped on their bandwagon and are waving their victory flags (one in a speedo. YUCK!).
In the evening I checked the news again and I found the journalists bashing Palin. Now being a journalist of sorts myself I find this very unsettling. Again, another story.
At the end of the day I find that I am drawn to Palin, not necessarily because of her views, but because she has them, is sure of them, and lives them.
Let’s face it, it doesn’t really matter anymore what they say they believe, or what they say they will do. All evidence screams loudly that the politicians are well … politicians. To accomplish anything as a politician, you have to give and get favors. Palin owes no one her allegiance. Kind of a refreshing thought. Must make capital hill a tad nervous not having any strings attached to her to easily yank her chain.
All I know is if everyone is trying so hard to make us NOT want her it kind of makes her the underdog and, as a woman, well, we always root for the underdog. On a side note, I heard two other women, state candidates, advertise themselves last night. All I have to say is you go girls!