Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Politics

So those of you who know me well know that I'm politically independent, with a slight lean to the left. How far left I lean is in the eyes of the beholder. My super right-wing brother-in-law (who i love) thinks I'm a total liberal freak (but he loves me anyway.) I like to think of myself as being willing to research the issues that matter most to me, and making decisions based on the facts. That may not ALWAYS be true, but it's my goal.

So I felt as though I should give time to the Republican convention tonight and allow myself to listen with an open mind. I'm also very interested in Sarah Palin. I mean, props to a woman with five children who is running Alaska. I think that's pretty remarkable, considering that I can't even keep teaching piano with four children. I wanted to like her. I really did.

My opinion: Palin is a strong, charismatic woman. Her speech was intelligent and exciting, and she certainly knew how to grab her audience.

But man, my open mind has been closed off a lot more after her relentlessly negative speech. Governor Palin, I don't care how much you dislike Senator Obama. I care about what YOU think about the nation. I care about how YOU think we can take care of the myriad and enormous problems facing our country. I DON'T want to hear about how terrible you think Obama is, how little experience he has (and by the way, WHAT? She's been a governor for two years, and OBAMA is inexperienced?), how high he wants to raise taxes...I just don't want to hear it!

This is why I'm an independent. We need less division in our country, not more.

8 comments:

Janae said...

Go Kerri! I TOTALLY agree with you! 100%!!

kate mcneil said...

I totally agree. I wanted to like her too, but was distracted by all the negativity.

By the way, everyone thinks I'm a liberal freak too, so you're not alone! Maybe that's why we're related!

Hayes Family said...

McCain should have picked Kerri!!! I couldn't agree with you more :)

Malisa said...

Woo-Hoo! Ke-rri! Ke-rri!

Megan B. said...

Yep, I totally agree! Plus I cannot help but feeling that McCain is trying to pander to women by picking her. I just don't think he would have chosen a male with as little experience as she has.

Jess, Dust, and Wyatt said...

I thought about you ALL DAY yesterday hoping you were having a good run! I'm glad you got at least SOME running in even though I ruined your plans. I'm sorry!

Is David going to be your running partner in November?

Wendi said...

See, why can't I say how I feel like you just did?!!! That was fabulous, Kerri. I want to copy and paste it to ALL of my family and friends who continue to send me pro-Rep or Anti-dem e-mails to me every other day. Thanks girl!

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