Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sarah Palin- A Woman of Substance

I try to avoid discussing politics with my family. We have extremely different views on fundamental things and I don’t like to fight about it. But this blog is a place where I can let you know how I feel and if you want to disagree, you can do so politely in the comments.

I like Sarah Palin. I admire and respect her for a number of reasons. Being in the political spotlight has got to be tough. I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes, but I am thankful she has the courage to stand up in these perilous times and do what she thinks is right. I have read the harsh criticisms of her and know that comes with the territory in politics.

An AP article written by Martha Mendoza describes her as “the ethics-protecting, belt-tightening mom, who easily juggles family and her government job. She switches back and forth between mother and governor without a blink. But details of her life that have emerged under the glare of national attention show that she's a complicated politician. She's disarming and accessible for some, vindictive and hard toward others. She has many loyal friends, tremendous hometown support, and a few fierce enemies.”

Sounds like part of the job description to me. I am looking for leaders who will look to God and listen for His wisdom, rather than catering to popular opinion and special interest groups. I see Sarah Palin as the real deal. She is a woman of God who has made her share of mistakes and will probably make more. But she has my vote. And that’s what I have to say about that.


Uncommon Blonde said...

She impresses me too. I wish the media would leave her kids alone, it's really crossing a line. Mrs. Fussypants just blogged about her as well and it was cool to read all of the comments from different women of all different backgrounds commenting positively about her.

Merrie said...

I am right there with you. I am excited because I'm hearing excitement from the 30 and under group. I certainly see God's hand in this decision.

Chatty Kelly said...

Can you imagine having tons of people digging in "your dirt" to try and be the first to report any ugliness in your life? Well, I have to say I would never hold up under the glare! My past life has lots of dirt.

I, too, admire Sarah Palin for her gusto. I think she will be great. And yes, I am voting for her too!

Anonymous said...

I agree. I was voting for McCain anyway because I did not like the alternative. Now that I feel like I know him a little better and feel very comfortable with Sarah Palin, I am actually excited about the election now.

Nancy said...

Couldn't agree with you more. She has spiced up the election in a very good way!