Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sarah Palin..... Anecdotal tales from my area


In the short time since McCain announced Sarah Palin as his pick for VP, I have heard an awful lot in my area about the election. The choice of Palin has virtually electrified the conservative folks in this area, and the buzz is a'buzzin.

At the shooting range, the farm store, the school I teach at, the grocery store... I have heard over and over words like this: "I know who I'm going to vote for now, no question about it". I've also heard these words at least eight times in the last two days: "I wish SHE was running for president, and McCain for VP".

One businessman I know has already begun working on an 4'x8' sign for the highway, announcing his endorsement. He had no plans to do so before Palin was announced.

People were lukewarm, discussing quietly and without energy their sad choice in candidates. In place of that, there is a certain buzz and energy to the air, and the phrase "Did you hear the news?" has only one meaning right now.

Most startling, I overheard two devoutly liberal female teachers discussing their new voting choice, and how glad they were to finally have a real woman in power in the white house.

Interesting...... very interesting......


2 comments:

crankylitprof said...

I was fairly "meh" about McCain -- his stance on immigration makes me want to scream -- but his choice of Palin electrified me, and certainly decided my vote.

We even gave money, which we had previously withheld.

Shrugged says: said...

I blocked one comment on this post. I don't mind a differing viewpoint, but I'd prefer to keep the phrasing respectful, without using race based name calling.