Thursday, September 4, 2008

I Dream of . . .Supernanny & Vice Presidents?

For those of you who do not know us well, we do not watch much tv. Seriously. We love to watch movies or old tv shows (like Bonanza, I Dream of Jeannie, Andy Griffith, Rawhide, Lassie, etc.) on DVD. We frequently watch movies--even in the car (BIG shoutout to the maker of the portable DVD player!). However, we watch very little tv. There are a few exceptions, such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Wipeout (perfect for the 7 & 8 year old set), Wife Swap, and Supernanny. (I do have my faves that I occasionally watch after the kids have gone to bed. . .)

Kyler, already warped from having a mom who's a speech-language pathologist and receiving speech therapy himself, was watching Supernanny last night and announced that Jo (who's Brittish) needed to go to speech therapy. . .How sheltered is my child?

Later, I stayed up to watch Sarah Palin's speech at the Republican National Convention. ATTENTION ALL READERS: I'm going to do something I would typically NEVER do. I am typically 99.9% non-confrontational (see, how I didn't claim 100%--just in case someone disagreed!). If you do not wish to hear my opinion on current politics, do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT read any further. Please direct all arguments to the comment section below. I promise to run, hide, and generally pretend they are not there and that we still live in never-never land, where all is peaceful and calm and my husband frequently shows up with cooked meals and clean laundry and you all still like me. . .Okay, now joining Rachel's Soapbox. . .

I am every politician's nightmare voter: I vote ever election, but I am. . .erratic, at best, as far as who I vote for. I watch little tv, as previously mentioned, but research politicians' voting records before each election. I consider myself a moderate conservative, who believes in healthcare reform, the rights of the accused, less dependence on foreign oil, and education reform initiated by educators--among other things. Enough about me. . .I was not jumping on either bandwagon thus far in the presidential race. I have researched both candidates. I appreciate that both mean are sort of "mavericks" in their party. The point is, unlike my lovable, gun-toting, red-neck husband (You tell him I said that, and I will get even. He obviously doesn't read my blog. In fact, he asked last week if I had email!), I was undecided. After watching the RNC last night, I think I may have possibly made up my mind. . .maybe. If you didn't see it, Mrs. Palin managed to make a self-deprecating joke about soccer moms and tell about selling the state's private jet on EBAY! In between, her youngest daughter licked her hand and smoothed the baby's hair down. . .ON LIVE TV! She does not appear afraid to speak her mind. Let's face it, McCain is at least 450 years old, but with Palin behind him, I might vote for the man. . .possibly.

Ok, Rachel has now stepped off the soapbox. (Oh, and Bob, if you read this, I'm sorry, really, really sorry that I spoke favorably about those R-r-r-r-epublicans that you've warned me about!) If anyone is still reading my blog after that, I hope to post pics of our Labor Day trip to Conway/Heber Springs soon. . .

3 comments:

Mary said...

Would it be wrong of me to base my vote on the fact that she wears her baby in a pouch sling while she works? :-P
http://pics.livejournal.com/lifes_gifts/pic/000aqk3z

~Mary

Jenn said...

I can't wait to vote for her!! Do you think it would be wrong for me to wear a McCain/Palin t-shirt to work on election day since my work is at the polling place?????? LOL ;0)

rachel kendrick said...

Mary, I would expect nothing less, and I see nothing wrong with it!! As for jenn, perhaps that would not be the right day. . .Thanks for the comments!