Reflections on my love for Sarah Palin:
When Senator John McCain announced that Sarah Palin was going to be his running mate for President I scurried to the web to learn everything that I could about her. I was immediately in love. Don't get me wrong, I am not in love with her as a person, I am in love with her as a concept and a cause. Her gender means little to me. Her race means nothing. But I love what she is, what she stands for, what she has done, and where she has been. She is an American. The media loves to demean her as being a mayor from a distant hick town, I love that. I live in a small town, by choice. She hunts, I hunt. She fishes, I fish. She eats moose stew, I love deer steaks. She is the American dream. She is a mom who got involved in local politics and became the governor of the largest state in America. What's not to love about that?
But its more than that. Finally conservatives like me have someone we can really rally behind, and rally we will. She doesn't just talk a good game, she backs it up. That is something that we rarely see in politics these days.
I compare that with Senator Obama. He was a community organizer, and that is important. Then he became a state senator, and that too is very important. However, I really don't understand how he just voted "present" so many times and never passed a single piece of legisltation. Then thanks to some disasterous decisions by Jack Ryan, Obama sailed into the US Senate almost unopposed. As a US Senator he again has never authored a single piece of legislation although he has a law degree from a prestigious law school.
Sarah Palin is the American dream for me, and she holds all the values that I hold. Its true that I am more excited about Governor Palin than I am about Senator McCain, but it is a ticket. And 4 or 8 years from now Vice President Palin might indeed step up, challenge Hillary Clinton (you know she is already preparing) and become the President.
At least we have hope, for a change.