September 13, 2008
An Emergency Room & Sarah Palin
The Dude is competing for first string quarterback on his football team. But the coach needed him for a defensive play. The Dude went in. The play came his way. The Dude maneuvered for the open field tackle.
Later in the ER The Dude asks, “When can we call mom?”
The Dude’s right hand
Charmaine was in St. Paul for the Republican National Convention last Thursday. “Let’s call her when we have some information about your hand,” I said.
The trainer splinted-up his dominant right hand and said it was probably broken. “X-Rays will give us something positive…” negative, “to tell her.”
The first rule of marriage for men is knowing when to keep your mouth shut.
“Let’s not worry mom…until we have to,” I said. “The more information we can give her, the better we all will feel.” The Dude understood. Uncertainty causes the real pain in life.
While The Dude was dealing with his pain, we all in the ER were subjected to a more intense pain: Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.
While waiting in the ER Keith Olbermann was complaining that the RNC showed footage of The Towers going down. This reminded us all that we are at war and maybe we still need a war leader. Rather than talk about Obama’s inexperience, Olbermann was miffed that such carnage would be replayed reminding us we live in a dangerous world.
But I think Olbermann was really upset about Sarah Palin.
No one in the elite circles or the media (redundant, I know) understands Sarah and Todd Palin and their five kids.
The Palins are on a family mission.
Somewhat like the Blues Brothers, they are on a mission from God. Our liberal friends do not quite understand this. The Christian prays for guidance and accountability.
The Dude’s forefinger knuckle — note chip on side
Big families know this sense of purpose and the marriage partner who happens to get the ball, get the call goes into the game.
Todd is not the VP nominee. Sarah is.
I am not a CEO. Charmaine is.
Real men understand the talent and the gifts that only women have can be used in these unusual times. Like the ancient Jewish judge, Deborah, Sarah is being lifted up to help John McCain get the country on the right track; to bring the country to victory over evils foreign and domestic.
The American people understand this and love Sarah Palin.
Feminists understand this and hate Sarah Palin.
The story has a happy ending:
The Dude made the tackle.
Keith Olbermann got fired.
Sarah Palin will be elected.
See The Dude’s other big break during the Huckabee presidential campaign.
Not everyone who appears on MSNBC is an elitist.