Contrary to liberal howls and rants, this book does sound like Sarah's voice --her way of speaking, her knowledge of life in Alaska, her affection for many friends and her family. And the book does make her seem likable and virtuous. I'm impressed with her work history and all she has accomplished while being a wife and mother. Few politicians have gotten their hands dirty as she has --working in the fish industry, e.g.
She says it took 5 years to finish college because she took semesters off to work --to finish debt-free. Some have used it to suggest she was a poor student. Actually, she admits that she and her friends enjoyed the sun and surf more than their studies that first college year in Hawaii.
I can see why she encouraged her daughter to marry when she got pregnant --because she and her Todd were high school sweethearts who have succeeded at marriage.
I wouldn't wish the presidency on this lovely family --but she does have an intriguing and attractive family--with strong parents on both sides. And America loves looking at her family.
I was disgusted with Jay Leno, whom I like normally, because he has chosen to make Sarah a butt of his jokes lately. I don't think she deserves it, so I'm thinking Jay deserves to be kicked out of prime time. Maybe God is punishing him!!!
I say that not altogether facetiously, because he and others have made fun of Sarah for calling it God's will /plan that she ran for veep. Jay said it must, therefore, have been God's will for Obama to win. Well, maybe it was! So we could see just how unpopular "Change" might be! Meanwhile, Sarah, a real Christian, has ascended to national fame.
You know, that's the way we evangelical believers see life's events --because we believe in God. The Bible says if we acknowledge Him, He will direct our paths. So she felt it was a call by God to run for office and nothing she sought for herself.
I've no doubt she could be a good president --with all her good values, work experience --and her passionate support for LIFE and FAITH. I'm betting she could draw good people around her to make up for any lack of Ivy League elite "brilliance," we want in our presidents. She isn't as eloquent as some, and I find her speaking voice "shrill" more than mellifluous --so those things won't help her in this media-driven age. I would recommend she speak more slowly and thoughtfully --and simply say less --and not feel obligated to "know everything" though she should bone up on "social studies" to avoid those blunders which the media so loves to exploit.
She is a "populist" more than a slick sophisticate --yet, very attractive. All the more reason for the liberals in media to demean her. If they can succeed at making her into a joke by their constant mockery, they will try to do just that.
What I hope is that Sarah and Todd will just relax and figure out how their family can make a living --and then if the GOP clamors at her door eventually, she can "follow God's will," and go where the call leads her.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible