Sunday, August 31, 2008

For the first time, in my adult life........

...I love talking/listening/studying politics.
I think it's all those Laura Ingram shows I listen to while I make dinner every night. It's kept me "in the know".
And I *love* the Palin pick by McCain. Love it.

"But Palin is real-time, real-life pro-life. If this is the signal that McCain is making (for pragmatic political reasons, sure) that he is willing to bind himself to a pro-life course of action prior to the election, then it does alter the landscape." ~Doug Wilson (Doug Wilson's thoughts on Palin)
(I don't neccesarily agree with everything that Doug Wilson says, but this was good.)

And this is cool as all-get-out.

11 comments:

Ticia said...

Well I still don't LOVE politics I do think it is important to be informed. I don't ever like to see people vote on race lines or because he seem nice! Hello people! Check how they have voted in the past.

Aimee said...

LOVE those photos of her with the baby in the sling...so so awesome and inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Andrea,
Mrs. Palin's selection weird's me out...a 4 month old? 20 months ago she was mayor of a tiny town and now she is a breath away from being the leader of the free world? I LOVE their choice of life for their child though.

I see you have read Douglas Wilson...he and his wife are the authors of some of the marriage/Christian home/wife books I've finally bought and am enjoying. Fondly, Mary Brooke in Atlanta

:..Rebekah..: said...

I was never interested in politics before now either....ever! But, right now, I just can't help it. I want to see and know all that is going on with this presidential race. McCain's picking Palin was such a surprise, and an exciting one at that.

Jess said...

I agree. This is a politically brilliant choice-- surprising, exciting, both hard-core Republican and yet very maverick and non-establishment. Young & fresh. Modern and yet old-school. Very, very interesting pick.

Andrea said...

I agree, Jess!

Anonymous said...

And even weirder...Mrs. Palin has barely been out of our country! Once to *Ireland* and *recently* to Germany/Kuwait....

Not that I agree with everything Doug Phillips says...but what about what God's wisdom in Titus? Esp. in light of today's news?
http://www.visionforum.com/hottopics/blogs/dwp/2008/08/4273.aspx
Mary Brooke (again!)

Emily said...

I LOVE your blog, have directed many friends here, and thank you for your candid and thoughtful words that you share.

And I have to jump in, now that you've brought up politics! I am blessed w/a hubby who has authored a book on the truth of our involvement in the middle east, is a newspaper editor, speaker, writer and has a God-given gift of insight. With that said, we are very wary of McCain's choice of Palin ... is it at all conceivable that McCain so resents the Bush White House and the RNC (much history there) that he is throwing this election as the ultimate revenge? A very radical concept I realize but with lots of understanding of political machinations behind the scenes (hubby also ran a republican congressional campaign) we do wonder ..
We shall see. We certainly don't trust McCain but perhaps his intentions are noble and he has smartly chosen a great candidate?

Andrea said...

Emily,
I do hope so. I do think out country needs "change", but I'm wary of Obama's.
For innovation and freshness, Palin is a good pick.
I appreciate your warm thoughts, introduction, and perspective.
It's an interesting pick for sure. We will see how it all pans out!

TheFiveDays said...

So far I am loving Palin too! We have a 4-year-old with autism and so her words about supporting parents of children with special needs really hit home. As did everything else!

Biblioteca Chica said...

I've enjoyed reading you for awhile, but have never commented (just lurked!). I too am intrigued by the Palin choice.

What I appreciate about Palin is her "everywoman" appeal. As you and so many other intelligent and articulate women demonstrate everyday in the blogosphere, there is much to said for the "average" American mom out there. I so identify with her as opposed to many other women in politics.

I'm concerned about some aspects of her experience, but I take offense when people (media) insult her intelligence or judgement. There's a lot of wisdom sitting around kitchen tables every night in America. It's not just found in boardrooms, newsrooms and ivory towers.