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Saturday, September 06, 2008

I owe a debt...

to Sarah Palin.

I'm sure I've mentioned here before (sometime) that I share an ancestor with Thomas Jefferson.

And John Marshall. And Martha Washington. And Robert E. Lee.

It doesn't make me special. There are millions of us. But it does make me pause whenever I get angry or frustrated at the current administration for their disdain for the Constitution. There have been many times over the last eight years when I was ready to pack it up and head for the Netherlands. Or Australia. Or Canada.

If they'd take me.

But when that line of thinking starts I have to stop and remember that these folks - these relatives - would not have given up on this country. So I knuckle down and get back to it.

It broke my heart when my 27-year-old announced that he was not going to vote this year. "They're all the same, so what's the point?" he said. And I almost wept.

Then along came Sarah. He just walked into the family room and announced that she is too crazy for him and he has posted a youtube urging people to vote - along with him - for Barack Obama.

Thanks, Sarah.

1 comment:

Chiloe said...

You should send her a thank you note. It's great if people go to vote against what they don't want ;-) better than nothing and let it happen ....