October 29, 2008
Quote of the Day: "Governor Palin and I don’t agree on a lot of things, mostly social issues. But I have grown to appreciate the Governor. I was one of those initial skeptics and would laugh at the pictures. Not anymore. When someone takes on a corrupt political machine and a sitting governor, that is not done by someone with a low I.Q. or a moral core made of tissue paper. When someone fights her way to get scholarships and work her way through college even in a jagged line, that shows determination and humility you can’t learn from reading Reinhold Niebuhr. When a mother brings her son with special needs onto the national stage with love, honesty, and pride, that gives hope to families like mine as my older brother lives with a mental disability. And when someone can sit on a stage during the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Live, put her hands in the air and watch someone in a moose costume get shot—that’s a sign of both humor and humanity." - Wendy Button (Obama speech writer who is now endorsing McCain - So Long, Democrats)
That's a really long quote, but check out that column. There's some good stuff about the way Palin (and Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi) is treated by the media and the left, also about the way democrats basically make a mockery of the middle class.
Anyway, I'm getting a little tired of some things having to do with this great election '08, and it's making it really hard for me to write anything of substance because I've got so much non-election stress going on that I honestly get physically ill when it all collides. (Yes, I find it odd that I can calmly talk to someone who's dying or worse in the process of killing someone but I get extremely worked up over someone saying something nasty about Sarah Palin.) That said, I thought I'd lighten up the mood a little bit and post this: Can I get my 5-month-old daughter photographed with every presidential candidate? I actually linked it several months ago, but I thought it was worth posting again. Slate.com writer Darren Garnick took his daughter out during the New Hampshire primaries to see if he could get a picture of her with every presidential candidate. The results are adorable! Click the slideshow and make sure you read the commentary to the left - you get a little bit of insight into each candidate's reaction to this adorable little girl!
And now I'm going to go relax and watch "Frasier." Because that's what I do. If I owe you an e-mail, I'll try to get to it tomorrow. I spent most of today cleaning out my parents' storage building because I decided I'm tired of paying $100 a month to store my furniture. Hopefully, I won't even have to keep it here much longer anyway.