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Alaska in the front pages

by barbara waters

Yeah, I know this is a knitting blog and all that . . . but, hey! I’m an Alaskan and I’m an American, so it behooves me to make mention of Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin being announced yesterday as Senator McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate. Can we all say WHOOT!? I knew we could.

Sarah is some kinda lady, people. She’s a whole lotta things a whole lotta people wish they could be. And, to top it off, she’s FRUGAL! Check out this Associated Press photo:

See the dress that Piper (her youngest daughter) is wearing? That gray and black polka dotted number? Yeah, we bought the same dress a couple of weeks ago for one of OUR granddaughters . . . at the local Fred Meyer (a Kroger store in Alaska). You see, Sarah is a normal middle class mom of 5. She shops where she can get the best deals! And, how cool for the Pup to know that she is wearing the same outfit one of the first daughters wears.


So, in looking for graphics for this post, I found this one:

but, I couldn’t help letting some of my personal pride get in the way, but changing it just a wee bit . . .

heh! That’s for all the naysayers out there who keep mentioning the fact that (if elected) she would be a heartbeat away from the presidency. I can handle that - because I know that she has got the grit to handle the “good old boy” network away down there in the district.

And, I’m not the only one who thinks that way - just got off the phone with my uncle in Ohio - he is a hard core Republican and I figured he was in the Dayton crowd yesterday. (Turns out he gave his tickets to someone else, so missed it) The first thing he said was “I really like her. She won’t go down there and get ‘Potomac Fever’ ” Yup, Uncle George, I agree. She’s fought against that very thing up here and, if elected, I don’t see her changing the way she does things down there.

Go, Sarah!

Oh - and to bring it back to knitting . . . when the youngest son was born, I sent him a pair of knitted socks, much like these shown. Knowing her ethics and such, the socks were probably passed on to a needy family. In fact, there was a recent announcement that she was going to host a baby shower with all items given to go to needy moms. So, that’s kinda cool, too.

If you’d like an interesting take on Sarah, read this piece that was written back in June.

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