I have to say that the four to six minutes I watched the Democratic National Convetion I was totally turned off-- not because of any individual but because of the machine that politics are. I realize that both parties have the machine in full swing for the 2008 election but for some reason the announcement of John McCain's VP candidate has really drawn my interest. I think Sarah Palin would be my friend - she would be at the park with her children and she would visit with me - not because of photo opportunities but because she seems kind. This leads me to these thoughts:
1. do I vote for someone just because they have a nice VP candidate?
2. does the Republican machine have people like me in mind when they select a candidate like Sarah Palin? If they do - do they think I can't think beyond appearances and niceties?
3. could a rookie in national politics run our country effectively?
I don't want to seem shallow or insincere - I really like Sarah Palin and I have enjoyed reading about her. She may be just what we need in Washington - a no nonsense outsider!! I rarely talk politics with anyone other than Ben but this woman is worthy of thought. I would love to hear your thoughts on Sarah! (we would be on a first name basis - I think she would understand me because she has been where I am and from what I have read - she love Jesus!!)