Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Governor Palin's Speech

Well worth the wait

There were a lot of things I liked about Palin's speech but to say it in a few words, there was "meat" there, not just "milk."

In places, sure, she played the expected partisan game. In others, the speech took a very serious turn and caused me to reflect more on the gravity of the choice for President than I had so far this year. Maybe, because I take some of the issues she spoke about very seriously, myself.

I like Palin for VP. I'm cautiously optimistic.

She struck me as very real, very smart, perfectly self-controlled.

A pit bull with lipstick. Yeah.

(Did anyone else watching PBS think Gwen Ifill looked disappointed and morose when she gave her closing thoughts?)


chui said...

Right On

Anonymous said...

I think we were all a little suprised that our own Mary Lilly Smith was not tapped for the VP job.

Who knows what may happen in 2012.

Momma Twoop said...

Jacke, I'd almost bet, without having actually seen her, that the PBS reporter/commentator you're speaking about had the very same look most of the other media personnel covering Sarahcuda's speech did. LOL

Up until now, I can honestly say that my vote in November would have only been to vote against Obama. With the introduction of Sarah Palin into the race, I will now have the opportunity to vote for someone and I'm excited about that.

One thing that really struck a chord with me was her pledge to be an advocate for parents of special needs children. Many, many homeschooling parents - at least here in Indiana - are parents of special needs children and many of them take the challenge of educating their children into their own hands because school administrators and teachers do not understand, or aren't willing to make exceptions for, special needs children. IMO, they need more advocates for them.