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I'm an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. I represent no one but myself, and barely do that. I'm here mostly by accident.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

More wisdom from Sarah Palin

Sometimes Ms. Palin says things that I think are just flat-out correct. I have no problem saying that. I just wonder how much she will be talking about the importance of the idea she states here, in an interview with the neuron-deprived Hugh Hewitt. I've put it in bold, just so my reader can get there quickly. I'm sure this will be a prominent aspect of the campaign, from here on in. Particularly with those donating to the McCain campaign from the South, and those advocating the hilariously-titled "right to work" laws; management will be jumping on this bandwagon with enthusiasm.

HH: Governor, you mentioned the people who are struggling right now. Have you and your husband, Todd, ever faced tough economic times where you had to sit around a kitchen table and make tough choices?

SP: Oh my goodness, yes, Hugh. I know what Americans are going through. Todd and I, heck, we’re going through that right now even as we speak, which may put me again kind of on the outs of those Washington elite who don’t like the idea of just an everyday working class American running for such an office. But yeah, there’s been a lot of times that Todd and I have had to figure out how we were going to pay for health insurance. We’ve gone through periods of our life here with paying out of pocket for health coverage until Todd and I both landed a couple of good union jobs. Early on in our marriage, we didn’t have health insurance, and we had to either make the choice of paying out of pocket for catastrophic coverage or just crossing our fingers, hoping that nobody would get hurt, nobody would get sick. So I know what Americans are going through there. And you know, even today, Todd and I are looking at what’s going on in the stock market, the relatively low number of investments that we have, looking at the hit that we’re taking, probably $20,000 dollars last week in his 401K plan that was hit. I’m thinking geez, the rest of America, they’re facing the exact same thing that we are. We understand what the problems are. It’s why I have all the faith in the world that John McCain is the right top of any ticket at this point to get us through these challenges. It’s a good balanced ticket where he’s got the experience, and he’s got the bipartisan approach that it’s going to take to get us through these challenges. And I have the acknowledgement and the experience of going through what America is going through.




Entire Hewitt interview here.

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Blogger bmackintosh said...

Union Job? Interesting that those types of jobs once provided economic security for someone who's alligning herself with someone who told Michigan autoworkers that their state's high paying manufacturing jobs are gone for good. It's also interesting that McCain had to pull his campaign out of Michigan. Coincidence?

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