She did what she had to do last night. She seemed at-ease and comfortable, and in fairly-good command of the issues. She came off as a very refreshing antidote to the consummate boring double-talking insider Biden.
I was thinking last night right before the debate started that she would hardly be human if she wasn't thinking, in some deep dark part of her psyche,
"What in the world am I doing? Am I doing the right thing? Am I the right person for this? Can I - should I - put my family through this? What would happen if I just left? Maybe I should just run out of here and back to Alaska where people understand me, love me, respect me..."
She didn't run. She girded herself, swallowed hard, and did what Americans are supposed to be the best in the world at - kicking butt when it counts the most. I am so very proud of her.
I am also proud of all the people who joined with us to pray for her and her family. Most of all, I am proud and incredibly thankful that we have the ability to speak to Our Father anytime, anywhere, and about anything. It is so nice to be in His family.
This isn't over, of course. Today, the attacks will continue and even intensify. We have to commit to continuing to pray for her and for our country in these dark times. Thanks, everybody.
On another front...
Is it just me, or is everybody thoroughly confused now about this bailout deal?
I understand the problem, I think. Bill Clinton put pressure on the central bank to institute a practice of lending money to people that couldn't possibly pay it back as yet another social welfare program. In his mind, I guess, home-ownership (like health care) is one of those inalienable but unmentioned "human rights". Now those bad mortgages have begun to be defaulted on in large numbers, and the people holding those mortgages can't sell them. The banks invested in them are failing, now, and have no credit to lend to anyone.
Where I get sketchy, though, is in the following...
1. How exactly does $700Billion fix all of that?
2. What would really happen if we said "no" to the bailout deal?
3. What should we be doing to prepare?
Help me out with this one, okay? I really don't get it. I don't know if I should be calling my Representative and telling them to do it, or warning them not to do it.