The game is afoot so to speak. McCain has announced his running mate to be Sarah Palin. Having been so turned off by the political bashing being done in the news media I have to admit I hadn’t been digging too deep into who the VPs were going to be so this announcement surprised me. I have a vague remembrance to having heard something a while back about some bridge to be “built to nowhere”, but it’s not real sharp in my recollection so perhaps I am imagining remembering the story. Either way the simple fact we have a political candidate who questioned a boondoggle that could have benefited her state grabs my attention. Why would a politician try to be fiscally responsible? So what if the bridge didn’t really make financial sense? She still could have pushed forward with the project, taken the money and when the project came up short, offered the usual…”Oops, we erred in our figures, please Uncle Sam, may you offer more nickels from your pockets lined by the tax paying citizens?”. So why didn’t she?
I have an answer…..common sense and perhaps some of what we rarely think politicians possess; integrity! Do we have a bona fide rational candidate who really takes their oaths to serve “the people” seriously?
She’s a woman. Well let’s talk about that. Being a woman myself I don’t feel compelled to vote for her because of her gender. I have worked with and befriended many women who I wouldn’t trust with my sandwich. No one should get a free vote simply because of gender or color so we need to look under the hood for what she really represents. Like any candidate, if their car is only “representing” but doesn’t “deliver” then vote your conscience.
I am steeling myself for the inevitable smear campaign, but I am ever hopeful truth shall prevail, and may the best leadership team come to power. Have you read your money lately? “In God We Trust”.
2 Ch 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.