Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thank You Sarah Palin

I’m really not into politics. I haven’t voted in years. The biggest reason is I feel you should know what it is you are voting about & I avoid reading or watching , or listening to any news. I quit watching the news after 9/11. The coverage was so intense, & left me feeling so depressed that I realized I was healthier & happier not watching, or engaging in the news media in any way shape or form. If something big happens, I hear about eventually, & there is still nothing I can do about it, but I try not to let it effect me.  So when it comes to politics, I don’t feel I could vote intelligently, so I leave to the people who can.
Last year when we flew to Washington DC, everyone we met asked us if we knew Sarah Palin. No I don’t know her personally, but after a phone conversation with my Dear Dad a couple of weeks ago, I decided to write Sarah a note.  My Dad had just finished reading her  book  “Going Rogue”. He was really impressed with her, & made the statement that if she were running for office right now, he would vote for her. The reason those words really impressed me, is because Dad has always been a Democrat. He  ( & my mother & I),worked on many campaigns, as I was growing up. I dressed in a little “uniform”, & wore a campaign hat, & passed out literature, & made those annoying phone calls, knocked on doors, etc, all before I was 14 years old. (Maybe this is another reason I don’t do politics now.)
Anyhow, I decided since dad’s 90th birthday is next week, & he has this new little crush on Sarah, I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if she would send him a little happy birthday wish. So I wrote her a note. I told her how dad is the oldest, longest employee  in Muskegon County, Michigan. He still goes to work every day. He is the Assistant Director for Civil Defense. I asked her if she could please send him a note, & SHE DID! Dad called me today to tell me about it. He was tickled pink! So THANK YOU SARAH PALIN!

11 comments:

Kathie said...

Happy for your DAD, how cool is that.
thanks for having a heart Sarah and sending him a birthday wish. Nice to see politicians that remember us little folk and do the right thing.
Kathie

Delighted Hands said...

I hope her time will come next election! So glad for your Dad to get a card from her!

Dar said...

Well, if that don't beat all. There may be hope in politics yet. My best to your Dad and to Sarah.
BlessYourHearts

Rian said...

That is so cool. We love Sarah Palin in this house.

Barbara said...

That is so neat. Happy birthday to your dad. What a milestone.

Steph said...

That was nice of her.

Michelle Auer said...

Well... um... the one good thing I can say about her is at least her existence made Saturday Night Live funny again for a while!

Melodie said...

So, you're the favorite again.

Quilt crazy said...

Even if you if you don't agree with her politics, it is still nice to see folks with good manners and willing to do small things which mean so much for our seniors! I so enjoy your blog and list it on mine at oregonquilt.blogspot.com. Wish I would have know you were down this way earlier this year.

dthneece said...

Well, I'm with you Michelle.

gpc said...

What a sweet thing for her to do! I don't share her politics, but how nice to hear that she's a nice person.