8.29.2008

I'm floored!


This isn't a political blog, so I haven't commented on the upcoming presidential election. I mean the US Open is on, so I can only take so much excitement.

That being said, I LOVE drama, so I am really excited about John McCain's choice for a running mate. Sarah Palin is a really interesting woman. No matter what your party affiliation, you have to admit, her story is really intriguing. She is definitely not your run of the mill politician.


I was glued to the DNC the past few nights, but now I'm really hooked.

I genuinely hope the American public uses their right to vote, and that they vote for the candidate they feel is right for the job. It shouldn't be about race or gender, but let's not fool ourselves, some people choose their candidates based on some pretty lame criteria.

How exciting is it that this January we will either have a black president, or a female vice-president? In either case, it's about time and history WILL be made!

What do you think about this new twist in the race for the White House?

Any opinions on Obama's speech last night? Let's get down and dirty! But not too dirty, remember this is a family friendly blog :) (And remember, we're all in this together!)


21 comments:

Mrs. K said...

oh i'm working on a post about this so i guess you'll have to wait until then. i was a frustrated registered democrat until this morning...

Mrs.D said...

I think McCain is going to bomb on this. I'm sure she is a nice lady, successful politician, great mom, but the facts are: if his 72 ticker stops, we're left with a 42 year old woman with not that much political experience. I wouldn't mind, but I don't think a lot of Americans will take that leap of faith. If it were a woman with as much experience as Clinton or someone like that, sure, no problem, but an unnknown newcomer-woman? I don't think it was a wise choice. But that is just my two cents. I think she is very pretty! Sort of a Tina Fey.

Mrs.D said...

i meant 72 YEAR OLD ticker! lol, sorry!

Lu said...

I am excited about the process. Can not believe he selected a woman thinking it was going to pull him Hillary's supporters. I don't like seeing women used like that. I have been doing my reading on her and this chic is scary...mother or not, she is not as down for women as people think. Also, her complete lack of experience kills McCain's original argument that Obama is too inexperienced. HELLO?!

Immoral Matriarch said...

Heh. She's not a good choice. Not at all.

Anonymous said...

I think he picked her so that he can have an affair with her.
Jill should have put her foot down.

Shelby said...

Omigoodness have you Wikied her yet? Here's my recap:

She:
-hunts
-eats moose burgers
-was featured in VOGUE last December
-came in 2nd in a BEAUTY PAGENT that paid her college
-had a baby in April and went back to work THREE DAYS LATER

Woman is a freaking super hero!!! This is crazyness.

About Mrs. D's comment: I'll say this, she seems intelligent enough to surround herself with people who can aid her inexperience. We'll have to see!

Anonymous said...

OOPS I MEAN CINDY

A Buns Life said...

NOT impressed AT ALL. She is being used and was a poor choice at that.....on the other hand, history will be made one way or the other so that part is exciting.

EatPlayLove said...

all I have to say is, Why is a mother proud to go back to work 3 days after giving birth? Is that something really to be proud of. Personally I would be ashamed, especially if my child was facing health issues.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I just have to put my two cents in here...

I am excited and think she is a wonderful choice. She ran for her first political office in 1992... She has 5 kids...Her oldest son is going to be deployed to Iraq in the fall...Her youngest has Downs...

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

I'm excited and also think she was a great choice. I wasn't sold on McCain but I'm going to be paying close attention to what develops now.

ML said...

WHHOO - HOO! I have no inherent political interests. HOWEVER, I am giddy like new shoes giddy to see what comes out of this!! I don't know, politically, that his was a wise chice, but the marketer in me is loving the reality-showishness. He may have pulled in some votes from the Big Brother/Road Rules set...Either way, I think citizens of the U.S. will have a lot to learn about long-held preconceptions. Good stuff!!

Belle said...

I'm floored as well. As they said on the news...this was a VERY big risk for McCain and I imagine that it will backfire on his. I'm sure that she is lovely...a fabulous mom and maybe not so bad governor (she'd probably be a really interesting blogger) BUT ... ready to be POTUS? It's doubtful. The fact that McCain only met her twice and one of those times was to discuss being his VP...it's just crazy to me. (But is it crazy enough to work?? Time will tell...)

Stella said...

Not really excited about his choice. Personally, I think he's trying to play to those who supported Hillary and are now up in the air about who to vote for. He thinks that because he chose a woman those who supported Hillary will see this as a victory for women. I think he thinks we're stupid and can't see through his choice to make a logical and rational decision about who we want as a president and vice president.

Regardless of who his VP choice, a vote for him is still a vote for a third Bush term. I mean really, what was the last truly meaningful thing that Chaney did? How do we know that we're not in for 4 more years of the same?

I have to agree with everyone who said that regardless of anything else, whomever wins the election will be making history and that is incredible!

Marfa said...

So far I really like what I know of this woman. Aside from the stuff of being Pro Life and a member of the NRA, which in the long run is not going to mean diddily squat, I like the fact that she's tough, smart and hasn't been polluted by Washington so far. I'm a Republican, but I was going to vote for Hillary Clinton because I thought, and still think, that she would make the best president. I really dislike Obama's political views in general so I would not vote for him even if he was the only person running for President. I was left with McCain and even thought I like the man, he left me cold politically. When I found out that he had chosen Sarah as his running mate instead of someone who has been in Washington for the last 30 years my heart skipped a beat out of pure joy. I am not afraid of inexperience. I'm afraid of too much experience. I'm afraid of politicians who stay on for too long and don't give new blood a chance, on both sides of the aisle. George Washington showed what a great man he was when, after a second term in office, he chose to give up the Presidency and retire so that someone else could have a turn.

I still wish Hillary was the candidate, she definitely have my vote!

pinkpolkadotaa said...

LOVE it! I think he made a great play by choosing her. I am excited to see how this plays out.

Just Ask Beth said...

I guess she is JUST as experienced as OBAMA! I think she is being used, but who cares what I think, I'm just sayin..

preppy little dress said...

regardless that her daughter is pregnant, she is awesome! it's about time the kronies are removed from washington!

preppy little dress said...

regardless that her daughter is pregnant, she is awesome! it's about time the kronies are removed from washington!

Jillian, Inc. said...

Bit behing in my blog reading/commenting but had to add my 2 cents... I'm not that thrilled with Palin. Can't quite put my finger on it but the whole thing is weird. I'm a life long Republican and will vote for McCain just because I don't want to vote for Obama. His crap scares me because I would really get slammed with his tax increases. And government running health care - puuuuulease. They screw up everything.

 
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