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Then, as if to slap the feminists in the face, she gave birth to a Down syndrome child instead of aborting it. Couple that with the fact that she’s a woman and they are writhing in an agony of despair. In order to be a competent woman you must be rich, pampered, and one of the elites — everybody knows that!
Sarah Palin is all of these positives and all of the negatives as well. She is the average American woman. She juggles it all, 24/7 times 52. She doesn’t whine. She just leans into the wind and gets it done. Just like my wife, my Mom and my daughter.p>Could America be in better hands? br> — Jay Molyneaux br> Denver, North Carolina /p>
I sit on a ranch, far from the arenas of political discourse and decision making. But from the far viewpoint I think that there are times the observations become more clearly defined. We once lived in the Beltway and wondered about the disconnect with the real world of average Americans. Coming home to Texas and back to the ranch life was one of the best things God ever did for this family. Still, I admit to sometimes feeling like Moses, when he admitted he lived on the backside of the desert, I live far from the other world.
Watching Gov. Palin and the stupefied looks on newscasters, several observations come into view much more clearly. My first observation is that the people have responded in such great numbers because we hungered for sound reason. We found a person who possessed reasoning, genuine life choices like ours, and reasoned thinking, we have moved in great numbers in that direction. Besides having given up the expectation that McCain would choose a running mate who would offer much more than politics, this choice has both energized the base and restored hope.
The reason why Gov. Palin has resounded in the heartland is that she knows real life, hardships, unexpected life changers, and most of all, knows God intimately. She is the real deal. Being from Alaska, she understands that blinking at the wrong time can get you, or others killed. So experienced is she at knowing when to ponder the situation carefully, or when you act decisively, she confounds the media who are far from the real world of hard unforgiving weather and daily survival skills. The greatest decision they have daily is to have their lattes with decaf or non-fat milk. Life in the real world is far different and we, who are living that out daily, know the difference of things like drilling for oil for national security interests, protecting your borders, and why it is our children fight at a war. We understand that freedom can be lost and that not taking your enemies seriously is quite dangerous.
On this ranch I am far from the world of commuting, lattes, and sound bites. The sound reasoning of Gov. Palin in an interview with a clearly biased Charlie Gibson, comes across loud and clear. I want to reach out and hug her for her ability to hold her own and slap him for his insulting and uneducated line of questions. I’d like to tell the Governor that I am now praying for her son who serves, as I do for mine. I’d like to tell her how it feels to both send her son and how it feels when her boy returns from war, as mine has some eight times. I’d like to also tell her that it doesn’t get any easier each time. But I don’t have to as I sense she knows this. I sense she also knows how important her son’s decision was, and in that confidence she can dish back to Charlie Gibson beyond his comprehension.
We need sound leaders. We live in a time when action figures from Hollywood pretend to tell us they have enough experience from a movie they were in, to opine obnoxiously. The relevance of these creatures has long since passed from our view, if we ever thought they were relevant. We have Sarah now. She is us. She speaks for the average American who is sick and tired of Congress and its dangerous decision making.p>From the heartland we down our plain coffee and head out to the barn, or to school to teach fine minds, or to other places where we really accomplish things that move this country forward. We now have a candidate that not only understands this, she plans to reform that which is disconnected for the rest of us. And you know something, we believe she will. br> — Bev Gunn
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