God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Free Palin--Day 27

A good read from Carla Marinucci's blog in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Free Sarah, Day 27: If she can field dress a moose, she can handle reporters

She talked babies with Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai and just hit the Big Apple to bolster her foriegn policy portfolio.

But it's been 27 days since Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was picked to be John McCain's VP. And though she's potentially a heartbeat away from the presidency, and, we're told, ready to lead -- apparently the McCain campaign doesn't think she's ready to have a press conference or to take questions from reporters on the campaign trail.

So who's counting? We are.

Comrade Garofoli and I began the ''Free Sarah'' campaign Monday, and Campbell Brown at CNN took up the call last night, saying Palin ''has just as much a right to be a candidate as the men do.''

''Stop treating Sarah Palin like a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment..end this chauvanistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Allow her to face down those pesky reporters..let her have a real news conference with real questions,'' Brown said. ''Free Sarah Palin.''

We'll continue to keep a daily running tally of events as Team McCain swaths Palin in hazmat gear to protect the candidate from annoying questions about issues like the economy, foreign relations, the Iraq war, the environment, Troopergate, her views on energy/health care/education, etc. etc. And our countdown will go on until they ''Free Sarah!''
Highlights so far:

*Two interviews with Charlie Gibson on ABC.
*One televised bear hug disguised as an interview with Fox's Sean Hannity.

*One shouted question from a reporter somewhere at a ''town hall'' event.

*Unprecedented attempts Monday in New York to keep pool reporters from even sitting in the same room with Palin during her world leaders tour photo op.

Days left before the election 2008: 41.

Posted By: Carla Marinucci (Email) | September 24 2008 at 10:00 AM

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