Okay, so I've not said much about the presidential race. Read this at your own risk. I am not responsible for raised blood pressure (other than my own).
I have to say, I don't know that I've ever watched a political convention before, but I thought the democratic national convention was pretty darn inspiring. I especially liked Obama's speech, and John Kerry's (didn't he used to be boring?). But since the republican's wanted to steal all the thunder from that... I'll veer in their direction...
Has anybody else noticed how WHITE the republican national convention is? I mean... it just seems like everybody's white.
And... now I see that the republicans want the press to leave sister Sarah alone. Hey, I've got nothing against her, but they do realize she is a vice presidential candidate, don't they? Pretty naive to think no one should know anything about her background if you ask me. According to this article, "Palin went through a rigorous process that included a three-hour interview and a survey with some 70 questions" (before being picked as vp candidate). Geezaroo... you've got to do that much to get a job at McDonald's flipping burgers. That's supposed to suffice for someone living in the white house!?! I don't blame republicans for not wanting to talk about her. I honestly think some of them thought it would be enough for us to just look at her. Ha!
And, you know, it's just like the conservative/republican/christian right to praise her (and her daughter) for not having abortions, but then not give a rip about what they do AFTER the kids are born. I mean, I kinda wonder if it might not even be 'un' christian to vote this republican ticket. What kind of parent would take a job like this when they've just had a child with downs syndrome and they just found out their unwed teenage daughter is pregnant? And what kind of person would wish that on anyone? Just having a newborn in itself is a full-time job, let alone everything else. I would think the Christian thing to do would be to attend to these extenuating family matters now, and devote yourself to your career later on if you want. "Aren't you kids glad mommy didn't abort you? But now I've got more important things to do, so... run along now."
I am certainly not opposed to a woman vice president (or president, for that matter). I just don't think Gov. Palin should be it. At least not right now. And given what we know about Johnny, it's entirely possible she would have to finish his term for him if he gets elected. This is not a sitcom, you know. It's kind of important.
And speaking of John... what does this say about his decision-making ability. Not that he isn't an upstanding dude and all that - I can admire his character and integrity - it's not that I don't like him. The truth is... I don't trust him. He's too prone to rash decisions, and I think this vp selection was nothing short of political shenanigans with little to no thought for the repercussions it might have later on ("nobody's going to tell me what to do").
Well, I could go on, but... I really don't care all that much. There is only one King, and I will serve him regardless of who gets elected president of the USA. For the record, there was plenty at the dnc that I didn't agree with too, and there's plenty I don't agree with Obama about. Electing a president in our country isn't about finding someone I agree with on every issue. But John-boy kinda scares me; and Obama kinda inspires me. Certainly inspiration isn't everything, but it's something. So... yeah.
Peace out; and in.