Sarah's not a token to millions across America who volunteer countless hours to community groups and local government, along with raising their children.
Sarah's not a token to working moms. In one example, when she moved into the governor's mansion Palin let the personal chef go--she said she and her family can make their own meals, a step to preserve her family life despite her responsibilities, and a can-do attitude we can all admire.
Sarah's not a token to Second Amendment Sisters who know the police can't be everywhere and want to defend themselves--in urban and rural areas alike.
Sarah's not a token to feminists for life, taking the responsibility to bring up her Down Syndrome baby.
Sarah's not a token to those of us who are disgusted with corrupt government, where pay to play is the norm. Where we have failed in Illinois, Palin has succeeded in Alaska. (no thanks to Barack Obama who embraced business as usual in his corrupt home state at every opportunity, where Democrats hold every major office) She's a David against the Goliath of entrenched interests.
Sarah's not a token to porkbusters around the country, underscoring Sen. McCain's maverick message to the powers that be of both parties--stop the wasteful spending, no more earmarks that put legislators' and their cronies' priorities ahead of the people's. And you gotta love a governor who put her predecessor's jet up on eBay for auction.
Sarah's not a token to those who appreciate real bipartisan efforts. Alaskans had been trying to get agreement on the path of a pipeline to bring oil the the continental US for 30 years--she got it done, at a time when Americans are forking over $4.00 a gallon for gas. She has a real record of executive leadership, not a phony one, not an evasive one.
Sarah Palin is not a token. If her name were Stan she'd still be a force. Her being a woman is a plus. And it's historic, even Hillary has graciously acknowledged that, as has Geraldine Ferraro, and she has acknowledged them. Her high approval ratings reflect that she has touched and impressed many all around the country.
Those on the left who profoundly demean her in this way demean all women by assuming the only reason she would be chosen is because of gender. That is the kind of empty, divisive politics the country is tired of. Disagree on the issues, fine. A lot of us ladies agree with her a lot. But make no mistake, Sarah Palin is a trailblazer. She didn't get where she is with a boost by virtue of being someone's wife, or coming from a political family. She earned a scholarship to college and has worked hard all her life.
Sarah is the fresh air the country needs. She is the real emblem of hope and change, and joins Sen. McCain in his bid to reform Washington and get things done for the country.
P.S. Here's to the first dude!:):
Like my husband — up here they refer to him as the "first dude," not the first gentleman. And Todd... And he is such a dude. He's a four-time winner of the Iron Dog snow machine race, which is the the world's longest and they say toughest snow machine race, 2,000 miles across Alaska. A whole new chapter here when Todd is asked to do things like — and he graciously complies and he has a good time doing it — hosting, as he did a couple of weeks ago down in Juneau, our capital city, the former first ladies tea party. And he does just great at things like that, as well as working in oil fields, with snow machines and in commercial fishing.P.P.S. The supposed scandal debunked. Read it all, but here's an excerpt:
Trooper Wooten was under investigation more than a year before Palin put in her two cents. After being sworn in as governor, the investigation concluded--five days suspension.The record clearly indicates a serious and concentrated pattern of unacceptable, and at times, illegal activity occurring over a lengthy period, which establishes a course of conduct totally at odds with the ethics of our profession,” Col. Julia Grimes, then head of Alaska State Troopers, wrote in March 1, 2006, letter suspending Wooten for 10 days. After the union protested it, the suspension was reduced to five days.
She warned that if he messed up again, he’d be fired.
P.P.S. Who's behind the anti-Palin smear site? And Kos stoops to new lows.
--crossposted at BlogHer