We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Asked if her son Track who is headed to Iraq was on a mission from God, she said she didn't know about that.
"I don't know if the task is from God, Charlie," Palin said. "What I know is that my son has made a decision. I am so proud of his independent and strong decision he has made, what he decided to do and serving for the right reasons and serving something greater than himself and not choosing a real easy path where he could be more comfortable and certainly safer."
Rathered: to be helped into office by an anchor at a major news outlet who presents and defends fake documents trying to influence a Presidential election, in the process revealing a toxic liberal bias that discredits the anchor and his employer.
Gibsoned: a female candidate being helped into office by the condescending, infantilizing, sexist demeanor of a liberal-biased major news anchor, who uses "edited" statements to distort her words, while running a "gotcha" style interview.
Twice I've been where the Palins were today, sending a son to Iraq, into harm's way. They are especially in my prayers tonight, as is their son Track. Their lives will be lived on a heightened level of anxiety while he is there.
God bless our troops.