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Palin Mania wearing thin?Posted Sunday, September 28, 2008, at 8:31 AM
A smiling Sarah Palin greets air travelers in the sky over Ohio.
Some of you may have seen the lastest wild Palin picture: a corn field carved up with a portrait of the Republican V.P. candidate. Amazing! We've all seen aerial photos of the mysterious crop circles in South America, but I haven't heard any claim that the Palin portrait was created by aliens...unless, of course, E.T. is a Republican...
My new U.S. News & World Report came out with a "Whispers Poll," which asked the question "What about the Republican running mate's public or personal life intrigues you the most?" The results were:
40% - Juggling motherhood with politics
36% - Taking on the good-old-boy network
9% - Her hunting and fishing exploits
9% - Kazuo Kawasaki eyeglass frames
6% - Her snowmobile champ husband
I have to admit that, being from a farming background, my first thought upon seeing the above photo was, "How much corn did they lose in this project?"
Palin will have a chance to show her stuff Thursday night, Oct. 2, as the Vice-Presidential debates take off at (I assume) 8 p.m. (since the announced time is 9 p.m., and the public news agencies never announce anything for Central Standard Time...)
I'm sure a bunch of you watched Friday's night's face-off at the University of Mississippi. It was moderated by Jim Lehrer, host of "The NewsHour" on PBS. What did you think? From what I've heard, the results are mixed. I didn't get to watch...so all my information is second-hand, and that's no good...
On Oct. 7 there will be a Town hall debate moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw at Belmont University in Nashville.
The last debate is scheduled for Oct. 15: Debate on domestic and economic policy held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Moderator is Bob Schieffer of CBS.
Now's the time for us to hear the candidate's ideas and policies first-hand. Whether we can believe any of it is another matter entirely...
From the gloriously sunny, cool hills of rural Tillman, Missouri, this is your politically paranoid pundit, Madeline, signing off for a picture-perfect fall Missouri morning!
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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at email@example.com.