Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

I have never been all that interested in politics, and besides that I can't even vote right now. Now I have to give you some more info - I am Canadian married to an American and I have Permanent Residence Status, a green card. I cannot vote in Canada because I am not a resident and I cannot vote in the US besause I am not a citizen. Although I am somewhat up to date and probably know more than that average person simply because of my hubby. I think that I could call his interest in politics a hobby - bordering on addiction. Whenever possible he listens to talk radio and even plays the radio as we fall asleep. And so I hear much more than I sometimes want to about the happenings in politics. And I tried very hard to avoid the whole Hillary - Obama thing as much as possible - it simply drove me crazy.

Then yesterday I noticed on my yahoo page news summary that John McCain had picked his running mate, and I had never seen or heard of her before, so I clicked on the link and called in my hubby to watch it. We were amazed to hear that this Alaska Governor was a women who hunts, fishes, is a lifetime member of the NRA, prolife and against same sex marriage. Wow, what was going on with this pick.

I suddenly became interested and just had to know more. I think John McCain has made an absolutely brillant move. He took all the focus off of the Democratic convention- basically he stole the spotlight just by making an announcement. But he also made a choice that is what many people will admire. I don't even think it matters all that much that she is a women. I think her accomplishments will speak for themselves - she is not a typical politician and does not tolerate corruption. She drastically reformed her town as mayor and the state as governor. She is not a pushover and is not afraid to stand up for her beliefs. I say hooray John McCain - for your choice and I am excited to watch what happens in the next couple months.

I still can't believe that I am actually interested in this - but I guess that there will be alot of people who will be as well. And I think that is a good thing becaue maybe this will draw all those people who maybe would not have voted this year. And maybe it will make more people interested in the process and understand what they are voting for.

And as I watch this over the next two months I will be praying for clean and ethical politics from the candidates and the media.