Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Wasilla Soap Opera

In recent weeks we have seen much in the press about the soap opera being played out in Wasilla, Alaska. First Sherry Johnston, Levi's mother, was arrested for selling the prescription drug, Oxycontin. (No details on whether comedian Rush Limbaugh was a customer.) Then a baby, supposedly fathered by Sherry's son, Levi, was born to unwed mother, Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaska governor and VP candidate, Sarah Palin. In recent days word has come down that Levi has quit his apprentice job in the oil fields, due to the fact that he did not have the required high school diploma.

Some wonder why attention is being payed to this group of ne'er-do-wells. I'm sure there are many who do not even believe or know this is happening, because they only read the right wing press and get very little information on their heroes' shady lives. If Sarah Palin had never entered the spotlight and never declared herself a possible candidate for something national, we wouldn't know or care what is going on in her life. If she had never established herself and her family as such examples of Godliness and "small town values" no one would care.

I can not believe that anyone would see her as a viable candidate for any office above governor of Alaska, but since there are many who, for some unexplainable reason, think she could perform at a higher level, we must keep an eye on her. As hard as it is to take her seriously, we have to remember that George W. Bush won two terms as President of the United States. Anything is possible in today's USA.

We cannot let Sarah Palin and her sordid life slip away from us. She must be watched and evaluated, e'er she actually come out and declare herself ready to run for the highest office in the land. We must watch how she conducts herself and the decisions she makes as governor from now on. If she is turned out as governor in the next election, she should be finished, but surprise, surprise, the people of Alaska elected her once, and could do so again. As ugly as it may become, the watch must continue.

Incidentally, I just read that Sarah Palin says that the media is nicer to Caroline Kennedy because of "class bias." I'm not sure how anyone came to compare the two, but, no, Sarah, it isn't class bias. Caroline Kennedy has yet to demonstrate a level of ignorance that rivals yours.


Anonymous said...

You are treading dangerous waters for someone calling themselves a Christian. mom2

Georgia Mountain Man said...

Mom2, exactly how does stating facts about a miscreant politician make me tread "on dangerous waters?"

Anonymous said...

I will give you a quote from my devotional from A.W. Tozer.
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. Proverbs 16:5
Contempt for another human being is an affront to God almost as grave as idolatry, for while idolatry is disrespect for God Himself, contempt is disrespect for the being He made in His own image.
(another paragraph says)
Contempt is an emotion possible only where there is great pride. The error in moral judgment that under values another always springs out of the error that overvalues one's self.

This is something we all must guard against, but to publicly say these things about someone else is a serious thing. George W. Bush has endured 8 years of the worst kind of character assassination and it is something that is displayed often against conservatives. We will be judged by our words and actions, each for his own. This would be a better world if we would pray more for our leaders, whether we like them or not. I did not vote for Obama, but I am praying for him, his wife and family. mom2

Georgia Mountain Man said...

You know, mom2, after looking back over the wealth of comments you have made on my blog, and I appreciate your point of view and your comments, you might want to rethink this treading on dangerous ground stuff. This is especially true in light of all the mis-information you have passed along about various folks.

rainlillie said...

Palin is fraud and the GOP would be crazy to run her in 2012.

Anonymous said...

You have no proof of all this Palin stuff you are spewing and I have not passed along even a speck compared to the continual flow of vile stuff that you print here. You better check your sources before you write this or you will be accountable to God. I think your opinions are nothing but Bush hatred, Democrat loving bias and you are nearly as old as I. I fell for that same malarky for years myself, but as a recovering Democrat, I will no longer. mom2

Georgia Mountain Man said...

What do you mean, no proof? What world are you living in, Mom2?? It's all over the place. Just because you don't see it on Worldnet or one of your fundamentalist sites, doesn't mean it isn't true. Even FOX Noise reports this stuff. Get over it and move on. This bunch in Wasilla are bonafide rednecks with little depth or substance. This woman may run in '012, but her Republican challengers will make mincemeat out of her, just on the stupid things she has done and said over the last six months alone, not to mention what she will do over the next four years. Don't condemn me to hell because you refuse to broaden your horizons beyond your little group of end timers and right wing apologists.