First, my condolences to Barack Obama and family on the loss of his grandmother. When my grandma leaves the planet, I'll go crazy. That is tough and devastating. I figured it this way, either way, her "Barry"--as she called him- and the world will be ok, so she felt good about leaving. She doesn't strike me as someone who would dig out unless everything was G.
Back to business. This is the race of a lifetime! It's exciting! It's a nail-biter! It's the polital process at it's best and as it was meant to be! It's historic! An election of 1st's!
"GOBAMA". My parents raised my sister and I to be supporters of the political process. So, I understand Barack Obama's grass roots movement and give him props for it's success. My family was VERY involved in helping Hawaii's 1st female mayor, Eileen Anderson, get elected in the 1970's. My father produced the slide show (yes, actual slides, not powerpoint) that she used at the many, many coffee hours she attended in people's living rooms when she campaigned. My uncle narrated it. We went door-to-door campaigning every weekend. I was 12. To watch what Obama has created and accomplished is nothing short of a miracle.
Sarah Palin. Go ahead and laugh, but she will still be a historic figure. She's no idiot. And she is not afraid of anyone. I like that in people. Her wardrobe? Well, shit, she better look good. Troopergate? Hey, if someone F'd with my sister, I'd do something. I have. I'm not saying she was right, but I understand how she could go there. It's a family thing. We ALL do shit we shouldn't have done. We all make mistakes. And, how people can say she has no experience flies in the face of sound reasoning.
Confession. By the time anyone reads this, I will have already voted for John McCain. Much to the chagrin and disgust of most of my friends, I can't bring myself to vote for Barack Obama. I don't think he's ready. Is Sarah Palin ready? No. But no more unprepared than Barack and for crying out loud, it's John McCain running for president against Barack. Not Sarah Palin. I HATE that "heartbeat" away argument.
Someone recently asked me why I'm a Republican. No fancy answer except that at the end of everyday, I resonate with the values they try to uphold. Hey, I'm not naive. There are many idiots in the Republican party. There are idiots everywhere.
I live in Hawaii were most of the politicians lack critical thinking skills and a command of the english language. I often wonder what the tourists think when they watch our news. Ugh! How embarassing. Irritating. Trust me, the disease of stupidity is indiscriminate.
Having said all of the above, I also welcome the opportunity of showing Haters how to live with a president you don't want. I won't spend the next 4 -8 years spewing venom and hate and sending him shitty energy. Have you ever been around someone that didn't like you? It doesn't feel so good. And if you really tell yourself the truth about that moment, you'll know that it's very difficult to perform well when someone shows their hate and comtempt for you. I have said many, many times that while W was making some huge mistakes, it can't possibly help to have the hateful, angry energy of millions of people directed at him. Common sense, people.
So, if tomorrow morning Barack Obama is our president, I'll be sending him positive energy that he is the BEST president we've ever had. I hope you will do the same if tomorrow John McCain and the 1st-ever female, Sarah Palin, emerge as the next people to lead our country.
Hmmm....on 2nd thought, if Obama does win, I do reserve the right to occasionally say, "Don't blame me, I voted for McCain"
I hope you all went out to vote and be apart of history.