Friday, August 29, 2008

It's Morning in America

Our next Vice President of the United States of America,
the current Governor of Alaska,
Sarah Palin.
She's exciting, by the way, not because she is a woman,* but because she is a proven, conservative reformer (hey, that oxymoron works, eh?), and she is a pro-life Christian who walks the talk. Plus, I'll take a two-year governor and former mayor over any amount of senatorial experience, any day.
Palin successfully killed the "Bridge to Nowhere" project that had become a nationwide symbol of wasteful earmark spending. "Alaska needs to be self-sufficient," she says, "instead of relying heavily on 'federal dollars,' as the state does today."** Add an "Amen," and bask in the elegant simplicity of that statement for a moment.
On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down Syndrome. She returned to the office three days after giving birth. Palin refused to let the results of prenatal genetic testing change her decision to have the baby. "I'm looking at him right now, and I see perfection," Palin said. "Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?"**
God bless our future Veep.
*Very insulting insinuations, MSM. Any voter who would decide his or her vote because of the gender or race of a candidate ought not to be voting.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

File This Under: "You Learn Something New Every Day"

Sadie and Rylee and I took a delightful nine-year-old named Kayla to the Issaquah Zoo today. At their great animal tracks exhibit, and Kayla pointed to a lemur's tracks and said, "That's a monkey's print."

I was excited that she recognized it as a primate's. "Actually, it's a lemur's, but they're primates too, so that was a good observation," I encouraged.

Kayla said, "Yeah, I knew it was some sort of monkey. Humans are just monkeys too, you know; except, we've dissolved."