I don't usually steal Sarah's blog (as in my daughter, not to be confused with the subject of this post) for political issues, but I know that we have certain followers...and as an older woman, I just feel the need to share some advice. You see, today my son came home from school and told me I had to write a note to his French teacher. Why you ask? Because he was caught cheating. Apparently he saw the idea on television last evening.
So would the owner of this hand please have your mother write a note tonight and send it in to school tomorrow. Please be sure to let the teacher know what privileges have been taken away while you THINK about what you have done and also please outline what you have LEARNED from your actions.
And while you're working on this note, would you also clarify for me your specific position on some important words, such as "retard," and "retarded." Just so I am following along, would you define a "retard summit" as a fun place to go? Is that a vacation spot where I might find you and Trig relaxing by the pool? A non-partisan destination? If so, my Sarah and I would like to join you.
Might I suggest, when those words are spewed in the manner of disgust, it really doesn't matter which party the lips have chosen to register at their local board of elections. I understand you are in a tough place right now. But at the end of the day, I'd like to think that your son is more important than any political agenda. Take some time, step back, think about who you're cheering for. You have been given a platform most of us envy. Please I ask, use it wisely. The world's eyes are on you, and I believe you have been given a greater calling. We all have but one chance at this thing called life. Wrap yourself around it, observe it, read about the beauty of it here. Just please, don't waiver in your support of that extra chromosome.