This morning Bill and I headed down the road for a not-so-early breakfast. He ordered coffee. I wasted no time in asking for a mimosa.
There was the usual morning banter, but we also talked about my blog post from yesterday where I voiced my opinions about Sarah Palin. Yesterday's post, and subsequent flurry of comments, was eye opening for me.
First, I had no idea that I would strike a nerve with my Palin post. I had no idea that so many people, like me, (including Republicans), feel that Panin is incompetent and unqualified to be Vice president (or possibly even President, given McCain’s health risks and age).
The reason that I chose to speak up via a blog post is because I'm upset about this issue. I am insulted. I am outraged, for many reasons and on many levels. As a woman, I feel that I had a responsibility to speak up. If you consider this sexist, then so be it. I am a woman and I can speak only from my own perspective. Under normal circumstances, I would be proud to have a woman running for the office of Vice President of the United States, whether she is someone that I would vote for or not. But these are not normal circumstances, and I am embarrassed, not proud, by Palin’s nomination. Given the number of people who stopped by to read my blog yesterday, including those who kindly posted comments and sent me emails, I feel good that I am not alone in my disturbance. I thank all of you for posting your comments. And I hope those of you who commented and stopped by also feel good in that you are not alone in your frustrations about this issue.
Second, and most importantly to me personally, I had no idea that I have so many regular readers of my blog -- excluding one Hamburglar, who has been a loyal reader since my first posts … oh and yes, my family, but they're sort'a obligated. I honestly thought that I pretty much wrote for myself, my own therapy if you will. So I am grateful to those of you who commented about being regular readers. This provided me inspiration. Thank you.
This blog will never be a political blog, nor focused on political debate. However, when I’m as pissed off as I am about the Sarah Palin and John McCain dog and pony show, you can pretty much expect that I will speak up through words and/or pictures. But I also will continue to run the same kind of eclectic content that I have been publishing for well over a year.
Thank you again to all of you who have stopped by to read my blog.