Saturday, January 31, 2009

The first 11 Days

Well I can honestly say that I am not surprised about the events of the last week and a half. Obama has chosen a tax evader for the Secretary of the Treasury, allowed the Dems to add billions of taxpayer money in pork to the BAILOUT, continues to be an enabler to the corrupt practices of Wall Street and the big banks. is funding overseas abortions and has picked Tom Daschle (another tax evader) to head up the Department of Health and Human Services.

About the only thing I agree with Obama is the Superbowl. I am a lifelong STEELERS supporter and I am going to be cheering on my boys tomorrow night (Sorry, if you are a Cardinals fan!)!!

I am convinced that the STEELERS can hear me cheering all the way from Texas and it is my constant support and thirty years of LOVE that got them into the Superbowl!! Hey, a girl can dream, can't I ??

This is how I am coping with the the change of leadership - FOOTBALL - completely submersing my brain into something other than politics and finance; (I grew up in Odessa, Texas - the home of the Permian Panthers and the world famous Ratliff Stadium. Yes, we are football fanatics, but NO, Odessa is not the wide spot in the road full of ignorant rednecks portrayed in Friday Night Lights. Some of those rednecks are quite intelligent.) I am, however, wondering what will I do after the game?? There will be seven (count them, s-e-v-e-n) LONG months until next season. Don't get me wrong... I am completely grateful for the prolonged STEELERS season this year. But what about the next seven months? I guess I will just have to toughen up and deal.

There is a light in the headlines this week (besides the upcoming STEELERS big win this weekend). The GOP chose Michael Steele as the new Republican Party Chairman. I had posted about Michael Steele several months ago. On November 14, 2008, I posted these comments about him as someone to watch as a future GOP leader.

"Former MD LT Gov MICHAEL STEELE: VERY ACCOMPLISHED AND IMPRESSIVE.He obtained his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins and his JD at Georgetown University. Steele considered the priesthood and spent three years in seminary, but decided on a career in law before taking the vows. I heard Michael Steele this morning on FOX NEWS, I like what I am hearing from him. He said that Republicans do not have to become more like the Democrats to regain the trust of the Conservatives - they have to "get their act together and get back to the values, roots and principals of the Republican Party." He said that those that think they should move to the left are welcome to join the Democratic Party." I couldn't agree with him more!!

I think this is a step in the RIGHT direction for the party and is exactly what we need to rally the Conservative base. John McCain was too wishy-washy and too tight with Ted Kennedy in my view. Steele is someone that expresses the position that he is not willing to compromise his conservative values in an effort to become more palateable to the left. I used the phrase "Expressed" because obviously only time will tell if he is REALLY willing to follow through. I can not speak for everyone, but this is precisely what I want in party leadership, someone willing to take the heat and do what is right anyway.

Now if we can just convince SARAH to run in 2012, we will be all set!!

1 comment:

Shane Vander Hart said...

Are you counting down the days yet?

By the way it'll be the Cardinals. I'm actually not a huge fan of theirs, but Kurt Warner is a hometown hero (I'm from Iowa).

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