Thursday, September 04, 2008

I want to be best friends with her

I'm going to try not to get all political on you, but you'll have to bear with me over the next couple of months as the election draws near. I probably will be posting more and more about it because it's important to me and I hope it's important to you, too. And I hope that maybe even a respectful, civilized discussion and/or debate can come out of it.

So anyway, I didn't get to watch Sarah Palin's speech last night. But I got to read about it. I heart Sarah Palin. I was underwhelmed by John McCain's pick for VP at first, but the more I read about her and the more I hear what she has to say, I'm getting really excited about the prospect of having her as our Vice President.

And what Obama's been saying about her makes me like her even more. He keeps on talking out of both sides of his mouth. Blech.


kel said...

I watched her. I love her. When she mentioned something about Obama's fake styrofoam pillars going back to the movie lot I laughed for about ten minutes.

She's tough. I'm excited.

Mommy Daisy said...

I haven't paid enough attention yet, but I think I'll grow to like Palin.

I won't blog about politics much (too sticky) but I am pretty passionate about voting. In fact I told two family members over the weekend the same thing. They (one sister and my grandma) both said they didn't like either candidate, so the weren't going to vote at all. I told them the way I see it, if you don't vote you have no right to complain about anything political that happens in the next fours years. Just be quiet about it. They both said "OK, I see what you mean." Who knows what will happen though.

I just don't like it when someone wants to talk politics with me then turn around and say they're not voting.

Jana said...

Like MD, I don't write about politics on my blog, but I do find the system and this year's election fascinating.

I watched part of Sarah Palin's speech last night and while I don't agree with all of her opinions or stances, I do think she's an awesome speaker, politician, mother and role model. How she found the time to have FIVE children AND be PTA president, mayor and governor is amazing to me. I'm struggling to juggle three kids and no job!

Alli said...

Mommy Daisy, you can tell your family members that sometimes you don't get to vote FOR someone, but you have to vote AGAINST someone. If neither candidate is great, you still need to vote. Even if it means just using your vote to keep someone out of office. Does that make sense? Read a couple of the articles I posted on Tuesday. We have to vote AGAINST someone that can't call a LIVING, BREATHING newborn a "child".

Mommy Daisy said...

I agree Alli. I told them both similar things.

Kim said...

Hey - I missed the speech last night but I have read bits and pieces throughout the day and I'm leaning more towards liking her! I was intrigued by the pick on Friday (wasn't it Friday?) thinking it would go one way or the other very strongly.
And you are right - you may not vote for one person but definitely against another..