View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Palin at the Catholic shop

Not to turn this into a Sarah Palin fan club site (she's Number 22 above, a point guard who would lead her team to the state championship), but I was out at the Catholic shop in Spencerport (a nearby suburb) this afternoon, and Palin was the hot topic of conversation. They were all excited (though disappointed when it was pointed out she's not Catholic - someone then quipped, "She's more Catholic than Biden" to appreciative laughter) A couple of them noted that they would now enthusiastically vote for the McCain ticket. I wonder how many conversations like that are going on among orthodox Catholics out there?

I also went on to a couple of Hillary (and PUMA) sites earlier today. There was a lot of back and forth, but the overwhelming sentiment of the people posting at that point was that they would vote for McCain/Palin just because of Palin being on the ticket - even if she is so pro-life.

Let's see ... there were 18,000,000 Hillary supporters. If only 1 percent of them note vote for McCain, that's 180,000 - enough to tip the balance in several close states.
At the Mike Huckabee sites, a number of former Huckabee supporters are also now saying they will vote McCain (even though disappointed Huckabee did not get the VP nod.) That's a few thousand more votes - and who knows how many Evangelicals in general are hopping on board.



Blogger M.B. Dubya, Esq. said...

A lot of Ron Paul supporters that I know of are also happy to see Palin on the ticket.

11:45 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

I'm sure Ron Paul supporters will be more than welcome.

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being unable to sell abstinence to her own daughter might make some question her competence. It's gonna be fun to watch how the "family values" issue is spun.

Cheers -- and a little snark -- from South of the border :-)

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for Sarah Palin being who she is, for having the stomach to do the right thing inspite of poltical pressures! Thank God John McCain stepped up to the plate and swung one out of the ball park. Now to get rid of that glib, shuffling, mouthy, snakeoil salesman that passes for a candidate because people in our country are a sucker for smooth talkers. it is enough to make you leave the country! I am NOT FOR OBAMA! Nor have I ever believed his bullcrap! The masses are sheep or lemmings take your pick.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

At least Gov. Palin does not view the pregnancy - even if unplanned - as a "punishment."

That description tells us a lot about Obama.

4:17 PM  

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