Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Is Natural Gas Pipeline God's Will?

I found these excerpts from Palin on MSNBC this morning and found them pretty humorous.

“I can do my part in working really, really hard to get a natural gas pipeline, about a $30 billion project that's going to create a lot of jobs for Alaska. … [but] I think God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that,” she said. “I can do my job there in developing our natural resources, in doing things like getting the roads paved and making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns, and making sure our public schools are funded. But really that stuff doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's hearts aren't right with God.”

It wasn't all serious, though. At one point during the address, Palin praised the graduating class as “a bunch of cool-looking Christians.” Then she picked out one student in the crowd and said with a smile, “Ben, I don't know you well enough yet, but looking at you, I'm thinking, people are going to interested in Jesus Christ through you because of the way you look - this red-headed Sasquatch for Jesus. You look good!” The students cheered. “Times are really changin'. And with the times that change, looks even change.”


J.R. said...

That type of thing puts me off, but it does hold appeal to a large part of the electorate.

Oddly, despite her Pentecostal background, she is someone that I feel quite comfortable with. Perhaps it is because she is the sort of person that I grew up with and have lived around all of my life.

Cousin Mark said...

I listened to her speech last night, and she was impressive, even though I considered it to contain a lot of lies.

Hasn't Obama done a few things since being a lowly "community organizer?" Things such as Harvard Law School, President of Harvard Law Review, Illinois State Senate, and US Senate.

Of course those things make him "elitist." God forbid that you are smart and a Democrat. Obama probably doesn't even know how to field dress a moose!!

J.R. said...

I think you meant to say "think you are smart and a Democrat." Remember the last two Democratic candidates were smarter than W. even though they had worse grades in college and lower IQ's. One of them, who now thinks he's a climatologist, flunked out of his theology master program.

And yes it is a bit elitist to make fun of someone for hunting, fishing and liking the outdoors.