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!