Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Interview With Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

A few weeks ago, I had a lunch meeting with several very politically active women. One is about to run for office, another works for someone running for office, and the other co-founded Smart Girl Politics, a prominent conservative women's organization. During the course of our conversation, we discovered we all had one primary thing in common--our motivation to become more politically active came from Governor Sarah Palin. 

Through my work at Smart Girl Politics, I am blessed to have the opportunity to connect from time to time with men and women all over the country, and more often than not, I hear the same thing--"Sarah Palin was my inspiration". So, as I began to write an article for Smart Girl Politics' online magazine about a recent interview I had with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, I couldn't help but think about the connection so many of us have with Sarah...

Game Changers: Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Women and the GOP
2008 was a life changing year for many conservative women. While the vast majority of us certainly cared about what was taking place down at City Hall or up on Capitol Hill, we were busy living our lives, raising our families and trusting others to take care of the political side of things.  We did our civic duty and voted, but that was the extent of our involvement in politics 
Then, August 29, 2008 happened. Senator John McCain announced that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would be joining him on the campaign trail as his Vice Presidential running mate. What followed was nothing short of amazing...and outrageous. While conservative women all over the country were energized that one of our own had joined what was otherwise a rather unappealing ticket, the mainstream media launched a relentless attack aimed at the swift and absolute destruction of Governor Palin. Her family, her friends, and anyone supporting her were fair game. This was the event that awakened what I like to call the sleeping giant--the Republican conservative woman. One of our own was under attack, and we simply refused to sit idly by and watch it happen without doing something about it. Read the rest of the article...

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