Saturday, August 30, 2008

You Go Sarah Palin!!!!!

How could I post about anything else today? I am proud, excited, and thrilled! Today history was made, and in November Sarah Palin may become the first woman Vice President of the United States!!!!!!!!!!

I had to share this picture of her with my son, Lex. She visited Germany and made a point to meet with all the Alaskan troops at his base. He enjoyed her visit so much. She was a familiar face from home.

I have to admit, I am reluctant to "share" the Palin family with the rest of the United States. I worry for their family, for what the press will do to them when they turn them inside out and expose them to the world. My prayers for them will be strong and constant! I worry that those children will need their mommy at times when she simply cannot be there for them.

I'm proud of Sarah. I know she will bring much honor to this position, and I stand behind her 100%. What an exciting day this has been!!!!!!!


Loquacious said...

I am still undecided at this point for many reasons, but I was very interested to hear that she was McCain's choice.

I was very impressed by a "non-traditional" option- some one outside the mainstream, from a "lesser known state" (you know, not California, Ohio or Florida) and an obviously STRONG woman. She's very accomplished and I'm interested to learn more about her.

How cool that you "know her"! That is an awesome picture.

I didn't know your son was overseas. Thanks to you for supporting him, and him for his service.

KraftyKerilou said...

Ya know, you are the first person I thought of when the news story came on the tv! LOL! I had no idea you had a son in the service, either. You don't look old enough to have a son that old, either!lol. I think she would be a good asset, just worry that others think she is not prepared enough. Thanks for sharing a pic! Kerilou

Lori said...

I'm excited, too! I had no idea she was even in the running.
Lex looks so grown up! I can tell it's him but I still picture a little boy in my head!

Go Sarah Palin!

Marcia said...

I was so excited at work (they had a television on) when I watched the whole event with McCain's birthday and Sarah Palin's 20th wedding anniversary! That has got to be more than a coincidence.

Sarah was terrific up there in front of the public!!

Yeah for Alaska! How neat Geri that Lex has met Sarah Palin in person!

Kim said...

First, are you a child bride?! I would have never guessed in a million years you would have a grown son. BTW, he is very handsome and looks so distinguished--you must be so proud!

I, too, am really proud of Sarah Palin. We graduated high school the same year; in fact, I played b-ball for Homer when she played for Wasilla, so I'm fairly certain I played against her team. Also, I met her through my sister who competed for Miss Alaska the same time. I'm not bringing it up to name drop but to emphasize how real a person she is. She's not some slick lawyer or trust fund baby or career politician.

She was a kid who played basketball. She was a teenage girl who played the flute in a pageant to try and win some scholarship money for school. She married her high school sweetheart. She had children. Her involvement with her kids' lives (hockey, school) evolved into community service. And that community service has taken her down a path to real, policy-changing political action.

The media and internet are now tearing her life apart, looking for the tiniest shred of dirt, weakness, imperfection, etc. It's really scary. Who among us could ever stand that kind of scrutiny? I've made the mistake of reading some online forums about her bid for VP and it's made my stomach turn the way people dehumanize her and her family. The lesson seems to be, don't be a normal person and try to run for political office.

Betsey Terry said...

Hi Geri,

It's Betsey Terry from SIAS (ahem), I'm sitting here listening to Governor Palins speech..and cant but help be reminded of you! I'm more excited than ever and hopeful that she can do this job!

I hope this finds you well. That is a great picture of Lex.