Palin Revisited

I realize that Sarah Palin is a pretty controversial political figure these days. It seems she is either loved or hated--less for her politics than for her her personal choices. I thought the following article was really interesting, and provided some interesting insights into how the strong emotions Palin evokes represent the cultural divide among Americans on two hot button issues: the right to life and disabilities.Here is an excerpt: Palin is controversial, in part, because America is … [Read more...]

A Campaign Issue We Can All Agree On

Today I have received several emails reminding me that there are nine days left until the presidential election -- and, though they are a bit lost in the shuffle this year, we will also be voting for our Congress and local leadership. Will you please join in a minute of prayer for our country every night at 9 pm, beginning tonight and continuing through election day? Whoever becomes our next president is going to need our prayers, as he will face issues we cannot yet imagine, as well as the … [Read more...]

More on Palin

Ok, I'm going to hit on two different things.First, I was rather underwhelmed with Palin's interview last night. Much of what she said came across as scripted and rehearsed. Putting the issues aside, her appeal lies in her down-to-earth, hockey-mom, just-one-of-us nature. Last night she seemed awkward, and very politician-like in the way she dodged questions. I'm not sure how much of this was the result of Charlie Gibson's distasteful interview tactics? He acted more like an attack dog than … [Read more...]

My favorite line from last night

"I'm not running for president because I think I'm blessed with such personal greatness that history has anointed me to save our country in its hour of need. My country saved me. My country saved me, and I cannot forget it. And I will fight for her for as long as I draw breath, so help me God." … [Read more...]

Funny Facts About Palin

Here are a few little known facts about Gov. Sarah Palin:*Sarah Palin’s enemies are automatically added to the Endangered Species List.*The diamonds in Sarah Palin’s earrings were crushed with her very hands.*Sarah Palin once carved a perfect likeness of the Mona Lisa in a block of ice using only her teeth.*Sarah Palin knows how old the Chinese gymnasts are.*Queen Elizabeth II curtsied when she was introduced to Sarah Palin.*Sarah Palin’s image already appears on the newer nickels.*Sarah … [Read more...]

Palin’s Speech

Just finished watching Palin's speech.  I thought she was great.  She was feminine but tough.  She came off VERY well.  My two highlights--"...and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot, when that happens, what exactly is our opponent's plan?  What exactly does he seek to accomplish after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?"  This is hysterical.And I LOVED the shot of her youngest daughter licking her hand and smoothing out baby Trig's hair. … [Read more...]

McCain chooses Palin

I've written about her before, here.A mother of 5 children, pro-life, and pro-family, she seems to be everything Nancy Pelosi isn't. But how can you be the vice-president of the US with a baby in tow?I'd love to hear your thoughts... … [Read more...]

Election 08′

Over at the Mirror of Justice blog, Princeton professor Robert George has contributed some helpful thoughts regarding the likely McCain-Obama matchup. Professor George is a kind man and a devout Catholic, and many of us at Building Cathedrals have had the privilege of working with him. If you are up for a little more intellectual/political discussion, check out this link. This is not meant to imply that discussing tupperware and to-do lists is anti-intellectual ;-)While I agree with most of … [Read more...]