Wednesday, September 3, 2008

So what do you think of Sarah Palin?

I rushed home from church tonight to watch the convention just to hear Sarah speak because I wanted to learn everything I could about her. Like many, I've googled her and been intrigued, but not convinced that she was the right person for the job. But I watched the convention tonight. And you've heard of a man having a "man crush"? Well, I think I have a woman crush! I love her! And I was once torn over this election, but I'm ready to cast my vote today. Sarah Palin won my heart tonight and she won my vote! I truly feel after listening to her that God has appointed her to lead our country. She has so much passion for what she does and what she believes in. She's no nonsense. She doesn't take crap. I loved it when she said in regards to the personal jet she was given as governor of Alaska, "I thought that personal jet was a bit over the top. So I sold it on ebay." And seeing her on that stage, holding her baby and standing with her other 4 children, she just seemed so "normal", so approachable, like a woman I would be friends with. She was a PTA mom too, just like me! I said months ago that McCain would have to choose a woman running mate to compete with Oboma or Hillary. And he did! An awesome woman she is!

So what do you think of Sarah Palin?

18 comments:

Becky said...

Heather - I so agree with you! I am so glad that I stayed up to watch her speak last night. She was awesome and so inspiring. She decided my vote last night. I am ready for the election in November now!! And her comment towards mothers of special needs children made me cry!

Kim said...

I, too, was on the fence (not about Barack though- a write-in) because I'm not too hot on McCain. Sarah Palin is tremendous and I loved her speech.

Jonatha said...

I missed her speech, but I love her anyway. I am just so excited to see a "real" mom up there! I think the personal issues their family has make her that much more capable. And on a side note - she is simply adorable. :)

By the way, we loved the meeting last night!

laytonfamily said...

I hadn't heard anything about her, and was eager to see her handle herself. Woo wee child - she can stick up for herself, she isn't going to be pushed around, and she isn't about to lay over and let McCain fight her battles.

I was very impressed with her determination, her speech, and her ideas of what it takes to be in the white house! I was applauding her in my bedroom! (and a bit of Rudy too, wish I would have heard Huckabee).

Ashley said...

This has nothing to do with her as a person. She is great, but have you noticed she's kind of a cross between Meghan Mullally and Tina Fey?? I thought that the first time I saw her.

Hage Family said...

Love Love Love her! I too was so un-excited about casting my vote in November (although I'd do ANYTHING to keep Obama out of office) but now I am so charged up and ready to get my McCain sign out in the yard!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be the downer, but I really thought she was a little cold last night and very negative about her opponent.(which I don't like in politics no matter who it is against) I guess I am stuck on the fact that to me it seems she has a lot going on in her family right now with her daughter, and her new baby with special needs and to me I would think that would be her first priority. To have her running for vice president just seems like the wrong timing. As a republican I thought family values was number 1, but with her it seems to be taking 2nd place to our county...and for me no job is worth sacrificing my family. She is a really good speaker and I agree that she won't back down, but the whole family things ruins it for me. Sorry!

Stephanie said...

I so LOVE her too! I was at home feeding Abby when McCain announced her as his RM. I rushed back to work and told my class-room-mate and our neighbor. I was so disappointed to hear them ask how she could run a country and be a successful mom of 5 but there's no question in my mind. They doubted that she has the experience but I think her record in Alaska says enough. I've never met a man who could multi-task like a woman. She will stand up for the unborn. She will stand up for special needs. She will push for drilling. She is a fighter and she has my vote!
Why is anonymous afraid to leave their name?

Anonymous said...

Sorry...the anonymous does have name..Carrie...she just doesn't have a google/blogger id..sorry. Just as a side note..I lived in a house where my sister was a 17 year old mother and my family went through the most trying time in our lives. For her (Sarah Palin) to act like everything is ok is just a joke. And having seen what my sister went through, the ridicule for my sister being a unwed mother in the church was horrible. But I can't imagine what her daughter is going through.. your life splashed across the tabloids for her mothers gain is heart breaking to me.
My other problem with her is that not once in her speech did she talk about her beliefs and as a Christian that is what I want to know about. I heard a lot about Alaska, but not about what she believes. I am sorry to disappoint all of my fellow republicans, but having lived through what her family is going through..how can she run for a new job that is going to take away more from her family.

Mel :-) said...

I think she is great!! I was so happy with McCain's choice!


**totally random P.S.**
-our AGS are on TV this weekend, let's pray they don't run out of time again! ;-)

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

It's really okay Carrie! When you post an open ended question on your blog, you should expect that opinions will range and that's great! I'm quite honestly surprised, shocked really, that more of my readers haven't posted similar answers as yours. Because the motherhood thing, I have to admit, was what was holding me back from jumping on her bandwagon last Friday! You obviously have a different perspective that you bring to the table having lived with an unwed, teenage mother.

I don't think she's using that for her gain, quite the opposite. Yesterday all I could think was "that poor girl, how she must be feeling right now with all the media attention and how her pregnancy could cost her mother this election!" I was feeling so badly for her. But I think her mother's incredible speech has far overshadowed the pregnancy today. I've been watching CNN all day!

I was also waiting for her to say something about her spirituality, but I have read in so many other sources that she is quite outspoken about it frequently and does not hide it whatsoever. I'm sure it will come up later though if it's as big a part of her life as she claims it to be.

Lorri said...

I love her! McCain had my vote already because I do not like Obama but Palin makes me feel better about it. I think her support of her daughter sets a good example to all those young girls out there who get pregnant. Unlike Obama who said he would take his daughters to get an abortion, heck he believes in third trimester abortions.

I really hope they can beat Obama, I want to see what she can do in Washington.

circus of love said...

Well...I didn't listen to her so I don't have any insight on her as a person. Just the whole thing about being a woman. God did create us differently. Now...I don't think she would have to be up there if our political men were the spiritual leaders they were supposed to be- protecting the rights of those that can't protect themselves.
But...God created women as a help mate. So I guess as Vice President she is kind of playing that role. But what if something really did happen to McCain. Do I want a woman to be THE President? I don't know for sure. It is a weird dynamic for me. There again...didn't listen to her speech. She sounds very capable as a person but I am a woman a little weird with a woman running for such a high position. Call me old fashioned, I guess.

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Ironically, we just learned last night at church what "help mate" translates to. It doesn't mean "assistant" or "helper", it actually means "completer" and "the complement of". Eve was not created to be Adams "helper". She was created to be his completer, to complement him. Very different than "helper". I thought that to be very interesting. It really reaffirms to me that we are truly equals in the eyes of God. He appeared to use men more often than women in accomplishing high orders, not to say he didn't use women at times to advance His purpose within a nation. But I believe (and I know that not everyone is in agreement with me on this one) that key New Testament passages restricting women's roles were culturally and historically specific, not universal principles for all time and places.

I know, my husband asks me often, "Are you sure you're a Southern Baptist?" HA! (sometimes I wonder!)

Lorri said...

I would like a woman president. History has shown us that women can be great rulers. England's enlightenment was not under a man but under Queen Elizabeth and had prosperity under Queen Victoria. Catherine the Great brought about great reform in Russia during her rule.

Kind of makes you wonder what potential we have with the right woman as president.

kristi said...

Her name backwards is Para Salin.....Para Sailing. Get it???

Stephanie said...

Question regarding Sarah Palin post: How do you feel about Oprah NOT having her on until after the election? Thought that might be something to post about.

Denise said...

I'm a fan!!! I too was not enthusiastic about supporting McCain but I am now a political nerd. I can't get enough of McCain or Palin. I actually get excited about watching Nightline or any other news show to find out the latest on their campaign. By the way, did anyone watch the interview with Charlie Gibson? I so wanted to e-mail him afterward and ask him when he was going to have just as tough of an interview with Obama or Bidin. I thought Sarah handeled it well.