Monday, October 13, 2008

"Second Dude" Todd Palin

An interesting pair of articles in the L.A. Times yesterday, the first on Todd Palin seeing his role as husband to the executive as quite involved, the other about Pit Bull Palin's unhappiness with the media actually looking at her actions in Troopergate.

OK, I'll admit it, Todd is hunky. A sportsman. A man among men when things are judged by how fast you can go and what you've killed with a gun from a safe distance. Nothing in his background points to any ability in the political arena which is why his very quick jumping into the fray of getting his ex-brother in law fired from the State Police in Alaska is seen by so many as wrong. It was within two weeks of Pit Bull's taking office that Todd had her office arrange the meeting to begin discussions about getting that trooper fired. But jump he did, using the title of "First Gentleman" to his wife's "Governor." I'll amend my description of Todd to include the adjective "cheeky." Would "power-obsessed" be better?

Pit Bull, on the other hand, has her lawyers making the case that since no money was received there is no wrong doing in her using her office to get the trooper fired. Well, no legal wrong-doing anyway. It's this fine line between legal and moral right and wrong that some Christian politicians (OK, many politicians, Dems, too) have no issue stepping over that bugs us all. Wrong is wrong. Christian or secular politicians know right from wrong and politics is supposed to be a higher calling. Faith even more so, especially when publicly proclaimed. When seculars sidestep "right" in the name of "ME!" we see it as normal human behavior. When self-confessed Christian politicians do it, I say time to get back to Bible study.

I don't know any of these people but I sure don't want Pit Bull, who I really see as Dick Cheney in high heels with less experience but no less destructive behavior, to be that heartbeat away from the presidency. Actually, she's more dangerous than Dick in that she enjoys the spotlight, the crowd assembled for her honor and glory cheering her on. Nor do I want our "Second Dude" to be Todd Palin, a high school graduated hunter that gathers nothing but kudos for kills and wins.

Following the eight year international joke that our president has been, the zealot idiot as seen by many, the stubborn wielder of a big stick he has no idea (or is that no concern) of the consequences of, do any of us want Pit Bull and hubby to be that close to continuing the embarrassment of us all?


Blogger Unknown said...

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In Christ,

10/13/2008 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and a big and SINCERE amen to this posting. :)

10/13/2008 10:26 PM  
Blogger Christian Democrat said...

Thanks Mike!

You might enjoy Reg Henry's view of hockey mom's and Joe SixPack:


10/14/2008 5:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I so wish I'd found this site before the election. I am surrounded by loving Christians who do not share my political ideology. I always feel I have to defend myself. I still stood my ground and voted with my heart (not my wallet) as I've always done. However, sometimes I feel people think I'm schizophrenic when I say I'm a Christian and a Democrat. Thanks for being here!


11/06/2008 1:16 PM  
Blogger Christian Democrat said...

Crystal -

Thanks for your kind words and I'm glad you found the blog, too.

Realize, please, that the next four years will go quickly and the 2012 campaign really will start with the house and senate seats in 2010.

Take it upon yourself to converse the concept that Christians being Democrats is OK, proper for theological reasons. If you read elsewhere here (see the blog index link on the right for older papers) you'll find many early papers on the hot button topics that many Christians need to consider when making their voting decisions and when praying.

Spread the faith and spread the word.

11/06/2008 6:37 PM  

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