Our family just watched the Vice-Presidential debates. What a breath of fresh air!
I have heard clips of Sarah Palin on the radio and my wife has told me that Democrats at Costco were gloating that she was made to look foolish during an interview with Katie Couric but this was the first time that I have ever seen her speak.
First of all, she is very easy on the eyes. To employ a little Hollywood lingo, the camera seems to love her.
But I was struck repeatedly with the fact that she really is a regular American. She didn’t attend an elite Ivy League university. She hasn’t hobnobbed with the governmental elite. She is a wife and mother first.
My favorite line of the debate was when she told the third graders that they were going to get extra credit for watching the debate! So American. So family. So real.
I realized that I have become a little brainwashed. Can she really be the vice-president? YES, SHE CAN!
When did I ever start to believe that intellectuals should or could run the country? Where did I ever get that idea? Hmmmm…perhaps I had some help. Perhaps it is all of the years of listening to the mainstream broadcast media…
That is not what the Founding Fathers set up. It was government of the people, BY the people, for the people. Tonight, I saw an American woman, someone OF the people and it was invigorating.