Hi girls! I'm finally back in the swing of things. It's amazing how a long weekend away can throw your entire life out of whack! Before I left, Sarah did a wonderful interview with Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday, the 14th. It was so refreshing to hear her get to talk again, unedited. Funny how that happens. (By the way, I highly recommend that you tune in to Rush weekdays noon-3 pm on your local a.m. station if you want a good dose of encouragement on this election! Prepare to be electrified!)
So, while I was gone, Senator McCain gave a downright hilarious speech at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner, New York Times published an unbelievable front page article slamming Cindy McCain (another great topic for letter to editor--have you seen ANYTHING about Michelle Obama?), and our girl Sarah did a killer appearance on Saturday Night Live! I didn't see the original airing, but watched the online version part one and online version part two yesterday. She is a natural! What a trip. Did you hear that SNL had the largest viewing audience in 14 years? That's pretty amazing. She actually, for one brief segment, revived what used to be a hilarious show on NBC. Hope they enjoyed those ratings. I'm sure that won't happen again anytime soon. (SNL's Executive Producer Lorne Michaels had this to say about Sarah: "I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she's powerful. Her politics aren't my politics. But you can see that she's a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she's had a huge impact. People connect to her.")
Oh, and Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama.
Girls, if you knew anything about Colin Powell, you saw this coming. I'm pretty sure Senator McCain hasn't lost any sleep over this one.
So, where is Joe Biden? I guess after his latest gaffe he's been taken off the trail for a day or so. Seems to happen more and more frequently these days. I still hear all the cracks being made at Sarah about "not being accessible to the media" and yet she's all over the place. I'm proud that she has been able to face her critics with such class, and because she has no problem telling the truth, her stand on the issues remains consistent. Thanks to her opponent, Senator Joe Biden, the foreign policy issue is back on the table front and center. Thanks to Senator Barack Obama, the economy, and his intention to re-distribute wealth, remains a key focus as well.
The polls are clear, if you care what they say: this race is neck and neck. Some of the networks have already called this race, and called it as a landslide victory for Obama. Be clear on this one thing: they WANT you to stay home. Their goal is to try and discourage you from going to the polls on November 4th. Do not be discouraged, do not lose hope. Let it motivate you to get out and vote, and to encourage others to do the same. This race is nowhere near over. Obama is outspending McCain 2 to 1 and STILL is in essentially a tie when you break down all the numbers. This spells trouble for the Obama campaign, and the anger they display in most media outlets and on blogs such as this one is indicative of that fact. Press on, girls, we can win this one, but it's going to take many more votes than usual to cancel out all the dead people and cartoon characters voting for Obama.
Sarah did an interview today with CBN News while on the trail in Lancaster, PA, talking campaign and faith issues. Governor Palin has been mocked, she has been ridiculed, she has been portrayed in a porn film, her family has been dragged through the muck, and yet through it all she remains steadfast in her resolve to stay true to who she is, what she stands for, and in her love for this great country. I admire her for her amazing strength, and I will be so incredibly proud to call her my Vice President!
***To see the latest feminist endorsements from the Democratic side for McCain Palin, see this link.
***Be sure to click on the highlighted links in the post above to see noted sources.