Last night I witnessed the remarkable speech of Barack Obama as he accepted the Democratic nomination as Presidential Candidate. What a historic moment before 80,000 people in Denver’s Mile-High Stadium!! There’s plenty already being written about this event, but I simply wanted to share how incredibly hopeful I’ve become about the future of our country and the possibility that once again I’ll be able to hold my head up with pride to be an American…instead of feeling awash with shame at the state of our government and the way we treat others under the dubious leadership of George W. Bush.
Basking in the glow of this heady feeling, I learned this morning that John McCain has announced his Vice Presidential running mate. My glow fell from its place of grace around me, and I took on a black cloud as my mantel instead. These two words pierced my brain, and I saw red: Sarah Palin.
Unbelievably the woman that I have waged war against for 2 years is now chosen as the possible Vice President of our country! Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, aka Wolf Murderer. This is a woman who, against the majority of her constituents wishes, promotes and supports the annual winter sport of aerial wolf gunning. Wolves are driven from cover after the first snows have fallen and chased to exhaustion by small planes and helicopters. Once they’ve been run down, they are gunned down in cold blood. They are calling this savagery “predator control”. Their goal is to bring up the moose population. Why bring up the moose population? So that the Alaskan hunters can shoot them during hunting season!! And, it might interest you to know that Sarah Palin herself, as well as members of her family, are…you guessed it clever reader…moose hunters! That’s quite a step to protect your own self interests. Despite the tens of thousands of petitioners in Alaska signing against the brutality of aerial gunning of wolves, bears and wolverines, she persists in this treacherous slaughter. She has even offered to give a $150 bounty to every hunter who guns down a single wolf.
Sarah Palin is a conservative religious fundamentalist and a pro-life advocate. She now has 5 children…that alone is irresponsible in this time of starvation and child-labor and millions of children who need loving families but cannot be adopted…but her 5th child, born just a few months ago has Down’s Syndrome. How much does Sarah Palin love her newborn? Three days after his birth she was back to business as usual, holding a meeting about the gas pipe line. She announced that she had decided not to take maternity leave. That sort of negates all the gooey press she’s been giving about how blessed she feels to have the opportunity to be mommy to a Down’s baby doesn’t it?
I’ll be looking at the astrological implications of Sarah Palin to see how she fits in to the bigger election picture…and I’ll let you know what I find!
Yes, isn’t she wonderful? I was shocked too. I worked aggressively to raise funding and awareness to keep this ridiculous intervention at bay on behalf of the wolves.
I don’t know. I think McCain’s recent strategies, which are clearly image oriented (can you see us in the way of the FEMA workers so we can get pictures?) are going to hurt him more than help him and his campaign.
And as sad as it is, America still hates it when women are loud mouths, and Palin has one. 😉