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The Dirt Patrol and Governor Palin

In Politics on September 9, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Please tell me I didn’t see what I saw on Inside Edition just a few minutes ago. Please don’t tell me the media has stooped so low as to criticize this wonderful Christian woman about “speaking in tongues.” Please tell me they are not drawing comparisons to Senator Obama’s hate-filled former pastor and her. Then, again, it’s kind of expected.

The attacks on this woman have far exceeded what is considered normal journalistic scrutiny – they have sunk to the depths of “sewer politics.” Ask her tough questions, find out where she stands on key issues, but leave her children alone. While listening to Bud Hedinger Live this afternoon, mention was made about an army of 30 lawyers being dropped into Wasilla, Alaska to try their best to dig up dirt on this extraordinary woman. How pathetic!

It seems many on the left have a problem with a candidate who really loves Jesus Christ, and who is not ashamed of that relationship. There is more to these attacks than just an empty political party venting their frustrations and lack of integrity on a rival candidate and her family. No, I believe the enemy is far more hideous and deceiving than the Democratic party ever thought about being.

The enemy I refer to is Satan, the devil, that old serpent, Lucifer, the wicked one. He knows his days are numbered, and has pulled out all the stops. Ultimately, the devil is responsible for attacking Christ, and those who serve Him. As I said, there’s a deeper concern, and that is the repression of anything that puts Jesus and Christianity in a positive light.

There’s more at stake here than an election. Just like the disciples did in the early church, we who believe in Jesus as our Savior, need to pray for boldness to preach the gospel of Christ to a lost and dying world. We need to pray for our country like never before, as we are facing an enemy far more dangerous than left-wing bias and an out-of-control media. Acts 4:29-31 says:

29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. 31 ¶And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

With all her faults and failures, I still believe America is a great nation, and I am thankful to live here. People are free to choose which side of the political spectrum they want to be on and support. We are blessed far more than what we deserve; it is the grace of God that keeps us going. Just one request now:

Fire the dirt patrol.

  1. You know, if it wasn’t so sad, it would be funny. I thought the media went after Mike Huckabee with no mercy, but the attacks on Sarah Palin top even that vendetta. You are right, we need to fire the dirt patrol.

  2. You asked today what we thought about the Palin character assasination and if we thought she caused McCain to lose any votes. First I was impresseed with Gov Palin. If the McCain regulars have a problem with her it is their own fault. She should have been properly vetted. She should never have been put in a position where she would even stubble. It was too important. I personally think she was great for the ticket. She got McCain votes he never would have gotten. Could she have done better? Probably and she should share some of the blame. But to hang her out to dry is wrong. I am really disappointed that McCain has allowed these attacks from his own “people.” McCain and the republican whatevers are resposible for losing the election, not Gov Palin. I hope that she will use this as a lesson and stepping stone to greatness. I hope that if Ted Stevens wins, and it looks hopeful, that when he get kicked out Gov Palin will run for his seat. She will learn a lot more there than in the governor’s chair in Alaska. I think she is a tough and capable lady, not perfect by any stretch, but has the inate political savvy to move into the national political spotlight and do good.

  3. Dan, thanks for your comments and dropping by. You raise a lot of interesting points, and there is much to agree with you on. Governor Palin brought much to the table, and there were missteps along the way which prevented the McCain/Palin ticket from doing what they were capable of.

    Hopefully, there will be lessons learned from this entire debacle, and the Republican party will be able to move forward in a positive, thoughtful and purposeful manner.

    I’ve said this all along: it is difficult for anyone to fight against the left-leaning media, wealth from untold sources and so many Americans who refused to hear about Senator Obama’s many weaknesses. It was an uphill battle of almost insurmountable odds.

    Governor Palin is a remarkable woman who has much potential. I, too, hope she will continue moving forward.

    Dan, come again.

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