Friday, August 29, 2008

Congratulations to Sarah Palin

John McCain's nobody's fool. Sarah Palin is an phenomenal choice. Frankly, I wasn't sure he would have the guts, but I should have known better. John McCain has never lacked for guts.

I heard about Sarah Palin a few years ago as one of the few Republicans who retained a governorship for the party. But she didn't retain it as an incumbent. She ran against the corrupt former Republican governor as a Republican and secured the nomination. Then she went on to beat the Democrat nominee. What really stood out about her though, was that she refused federal money for an unnecessary bridge project in Alaska. Politicians talk about reducing spending, but put her money where her mouth was and actually did.

I'm so excited. There is a very good chance McCain could win. This isn't a nomination made in an unwinnable election to throw a bone to a particular voting block like Geraldine Ferraro's was. This is the real deal. And the best part for me is that she got the nomination based on her qualifications as a leader, not her gender. But I am going to thoroughly enjoy voting for the ticket with the girl on it. More than I ever thought I would.


Anonymous said...

Well, I'll be damned. Zelda is still out there.

How are you and Jethro? I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't spoken to Jack in 6 months.

How are the kids? And equally important - have you heard anything in the past 4 years about Savannah?

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Zelda said...

JAY! Wow. I didn't know you spoke to Jack at all. He keeps y'alls secrets well.

Kids are good. And I'll return the question. As well as for you and Jazz.

Savannah is doing well too. Jethro and I took a trip to NC for a wedding a little over a year ago and met Angi, Tommy, the 5 boys, and Savannah who was looking great. She'd had a second liver transplant, but this one took and she seems to be doing beautifully.

Unknown said...

No.Freakin'. Way.

Jay lives.
Who knew? :)

Hey Jay, email me, I'll tell you about Vanna. She's doing really great.