“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
I cannot how happy and proud I am today. John McCain has done the most extraordinary thing. He did what the Democrats did not have the courage to do. By naming Sarah Palin to be his Vice Presidential choice. Here is a little background on Sarah:
Palin’s husband, Todd, is a Yup’ik Alaskan native. Outside the fishing season, Todd works for BP at an oil field on Alaska’s North Slope and is a champion snowmobiler, winning the 2000-mile “Iron Dog” race four times. The two eloped shortly after Palin graduated from college; when they learned they needed witnesses for the civil ceremony, they recruited two residents from the old-age home down the street. The Palin family lives in Wasilla, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Anchorage.
On September 11, 2007, the Palins’ eighteen-year-old son Track, eldest of five, joined the Army. He now serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq in September 2008. She also has three daughters: Bristol, 17; Willow, 13; and Piper, 7. On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. She returned to the office three days after giving birth. Palin refused to let the results of prenatal genetic testing change her decision to have the baby. “I’m looking at him right now, and I see perfection,” Palin said. “Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?”
Details of Palin’s personal life have contributed to her political image. She hunts, eats moose hamburger, ice fishes, rides snowmobiles, and owns a float plane. Palin holds a lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association.
The question I have to ask, of the Obama camp, and the biased media is how long before the attacks start? The clear sexism durning this election, was very apparent. I am sure it will begin again, the question is how soon?
I also wanted to thank John McCain, for showing women in this country we do not need to be thrown under the bus! And giving us, the respect so deserved.