Annie for Sarah!

All right, let’s face it. I HATE politics.

Anyone who’s been on the inside track in journalism knows that everything we read and hear is nothing but Jo Blow’s big fat opinion. Heck, all you have to do is read/listen to the evening news to key in on that piece of soft evidence. Spun, twisted, tweaked, you name it. I never watch the news and I find myself so instantly hot about politics when they do come up, I can’t even stand to think about them. I listen to Rush. I never speak of it.

But tonight, TONIGHT! Glorious day, glorious hour. After listening to Sarah Palin speak to America, I have no doubt that every single man who’s ever made a run for the white house is wishing he would have been smart enough to snag a PTA mom as his running mate. To heck with McCain, who’s he? I’m voting for Sarah Palin.

When you think about it, it’s like a good marriage. In My Big Fat Greek Wedding the mother tells her daughter something important: The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. I have the feeling Old Johnny Boy didn’t realize what happens when you sign on with Hockey/Soccer/Bossy Boss Boss mom. There’s nothing like a fresh, blunt, feminine approach in the long fight of fixing this country. She is very possibly the best thing that’s happened to politics since Lincoln.

I’ll tell you what else. Her life is so not perfect. Daughter knocked up, late pregnancy and a lifetime of challenges for her family, and guess what? She’s still going strong. She is proof that good people can come through hard times and still be good people. She is proof that average women who run households and “organizations” like scouting, car pools, Halloween parties and food drives, can, do and will make a difference.

The best part? She’s actually got me thinking of branching out of my own little fog and dabbling in something more than my blog. In fact, I am pleased to announce that this year in Harrison’s kindergarten class, I am the Room Mother. That’s right, I’ve stepped into a serious leadership role. Who knows? In four years when she runs for president, I could be her VP!

I think I found my new best friend. Too bad she doesn’t blog.


  1. She definitely said things I doubt another politician could get away with! Really like her, and yes, she’s inspiring.

  2. I definitely agree!

  3. BTW, I got distracted w/ the whole Sarah thing that I forgot- go Room Mom!

  4. Um, I can tell that you’ve been away from here for a while. We are living, eating and breathing politics 24/7. Heck – the other night I had a dream that I was a delegate. Try and guess which convention I was at.

    BTW…I can just see you handing out flyers, buttons and yard signs for the Room Mom position. Jeez, as if you don’t have enough for us to be jealous of– Share the wealth Annie!! Oh, and did you consult with your son about this position and how it would make him feel on the playground? Yep. I didn’t think so…

  5. Michelle Wilkes says:

    I’ll be your running mate, Annie. I think this world could be a whole different place. And that’s a Change you CAN beleive in.

    Stay tuned… I think tomorrow I will write my one and only political blog.

  6. SevenVillageIdiarts says:

    Loved your commentary on Palin. Like I said, you really do say everything I want to say, only better and when can I hire you to write my blog for me? I have a rousing new approach to guilting comments that I’ll try tomorow, I’ll let you know if it gives me any luck.

  7. And we’ll all be like “Sarah Palin? Who’s that? I’m voting for Annie Valentine!”

  8. Alison Wonderland says:

    You may just have something there.

  9. Hey, I’m room mom too! How the heck did that happen? I ask ya.

  10. I loved her speech! I’m a new Palin fan. Big time.

  11. I loved her attitude and admired her speech-making ability last night. It was a great hour and my yelling kids and ignored husband coulnd’t even guilt me into tearing myself away. I kept turning it up over the yelling kids until ignored husband took them upstairs and put them in bed.

    If her policies are as tough and upstanding as they are making her out, we are looking at the model woman in politics. Please, please let John McCain win and if by some sad chance he does die (he’s old)and Sarah Palin becomes the first woman pres of the U.S. PLEASE let me be a fly on the wall when Hilary finds out!!!
    Bottome line-Palin is outstanding. I hope she’s the real deal

  12. What a great post. It was nice to catch up on everything else also. Go room mom, etc! 🙂 Sorry that you and Jason were up with sick kids while he was home for only a short while, but glad to hear that you did some nice quality time with him. Sarah Palin does sound like a fantastic woman, huh?

  13. McFarland Family says:

    You are so funny. I get so much politics, I have to purposely avoid them. Look at my husband’s website for a window of my life. I went to kmart last night, just so he could watch the speech, in pease, without me around.

  14. Amen, Sista! I love, Sarah Palin! I’m happy to report that I am a proud Hillary supporter supporting the McCain/Palin ticket! Go MOMS!! She is a butt-kicker not looking to kiss any butts in Washington and she is an inspiration to us all. Thanks, Annie for blogging about her!

  15. by AnnieValentine says:

    Kelly, I too won’t mourn much if McCain dies. Tanya, maybe you had that delegate dream for a reason, hmm?

  16. GrumpyAngel says:

    Hi, I found you today on Mormon Mommy Blogs. I wasn’t voting for McCain until last night. I guess I actually am really voting for Sarah Palin. She was riveting. I can handle the slight difference in ideology because she rocks. And they shouldn’t have questioned her ability to be VP while being a mom to young kids at the same time. I’m a working mom and that just annoyed me. Also my husband is a TV journalist and surrounded by liberals so I’m with you on the liberal slant and the media blitz against her had been appalling and will backfire.

  17. Jodi's Ramblings says:

    Um, I didn’t watch the speech. I know, so lame right? But I was doing dishes, helping with homework, doing my OWN homework, and weeping inward bitter tears that I was missing bookclub, because of course the husband is gone again. But after reading your blog, I think maybe I will have to find a way to see it.

    P.S.–Still love your blog, but the homework gives lots less time to comment, etc. So whenever you see your comment number, mentally add one more because you know that’s how I will be commenting. Mentally. Just as good, right? Right???

  18. Amen, Sister!!

  19. So true! She’s the anti-Hillary. I thought that it was one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard. Alicia’s worried that I have a crush on Sarah Palin. McCain who? I’ve been struggling on who to vote for because I don’t like Obama, Biden, or McCain. And the “experts” say that people never vote for a VP, but I just may vote Palin.

  20. AMEN!