Saturday, July 4, 2009
My cell phone started going crazy not long after April and I headed down to Wasilla from Fairbanks. We were going to drive the 5 plus hours and stop periodically for me to do my tourist thing--take lots and lots of pictures. And that I did. What beautiful scenery. I have so many pictures, it's ridiculous. Can't wait to show them to you. But not now. I know those pictures are the last things on your mind right now. Everyone was calling and texting and tweeting about Sarah's announcement of her resignation. Not only is she not running for re-election; she's stepping down as governor, effective at the end of the month! It amazes me that this announcement was made during my trip here in Alaska. Very interesting to me...
There is much speculation out there, and I'm too tired to even begin to address each one. Tonight I had dinner with several of Sarah's supporters and friends here in Wasilla. We talked a lot, ate incredibly scrumptious salmon--Sarah's recipe, by the way--and speculated until we couldn't speculate any further. So I'm not even going to go there right now, and I'm not going to post a long blog with pictures of today and tonight. Not now anyway. Today was too long, and as wonderful as the scenery was, I have to admit I was very distracted by the news, and my mind was reeling as my phone went as wild as my thoughts.
Today, someone posted a comment under an old post on this blog. In the usual anti-Palin hatred tone, it says something like, "HEEEE HOOOO HAAAA! Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!" Look, like I said, I am too tired to get into that now. But I do have a message for that anonymous person suffering from Chronic Fear of Palin-itis. And I do have a message for others who are tweeting, emailing, texting, and blogging--looking for encouragement. (And so many are looking for encouragement, feeling nervous, and wondering what is going on.) My message is this: "It's not over." I said on November 4th, even with a broken heart, "We have not seen the last of Sarah Palin." It was not something I had planned to say or had thought about beforehand; it was something I knew. So what I said on November 4th is the same thing I say right now, on July 4th, at 12:02 a.m., "We have not seen the last of Sarah Palin." Haters, don't gloat. Supporters, don't lose heart. She has been called "For such a time as this," and she will fulfill the destiny to which God has called her. If you don't get what I'm trying to say, let me tell you what I feel in my gut just a little less subtly: I am still the Media Director and New York State Organizer of the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee--and I don't plan on stepping down. Now, make of that what you will.
Sarah is unconventional in her approach, but her heart is always for Alaska--and for the nation. God bless Sarah Palin and her family.
Sarah said earlier:
"We are not retreating; we are advancing in another direction."
She also tweeted:
"We'll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election... this is in Alaska's best interest, my family's happy... it is good, stay tuned"
Yes, stay tuned. The best is yet to come.