So I work in an environment where there are a lot of wealthy and professional women. Some are both.
I took the opportunity to ask one woman, who works in the medical profession, what she thought about Sarah Palin. After the initial hysteria involving Mrs. Palin’s religious affiliation and FREAKY beliefs, “SHE’S FROM A CHURCH THAT SPEAKS IN TONGUES! How can she be representative of the people or this country?!!?!” the story came out that this highly educated woman doesn’t see that Mrs. Palin will support the things that matter most to Ms. Doctor.
Universal healthcare. According to this woman it is a “basic right” that should be handed carte blanche to every person in our country. Hell, she paid well over $26,000 in taxes alone last year and doesn’t mind that number increasing if the less fortunate can benefit from her money. She favored public education. Again this was adamantly proclaimed as a “basic right” and not a privilege.
Passionate, intense… I was impressed by her, um, veracity. Even though the gaps in her logic were gaping.
As a self-professed “christian” (to use terms she would understand), married, conservative (though more libertarian than anything) homeschooling, self-employed, un-insured American woman…. I obviously differed with her on many points.
Since her dollars pay my paycheck, I smiled cordially, asked a few more questions, supported the concept of how lovely it would be if health care were free and proceeded to let her continue to talk.
Did I mention she was extremely, vocally, UNBELIEVABLY aware of her position and how important it was?
She’s voting for Obama. For he is intelligent, well-educated and understands global politics. So she says. When I casually asked about his voting record and the similarities noted between himself and McCain’t?
We changed subjects.
When I asked her how she thought the Canadian health care system had fared in it’s implementation of universal health care?
We changed subjects.
When I expressed I wasn’t overly impressed with anyone out there?
She shared her disappointment that Obama hadn’t chosen Hillary. Although Biden is a “seasoned” member of the government and worthy of respect because he has so much “experience”.
I changed subjects.
As I continued sweeping out the office and getting ready to leave one of the wealthy women (she drives her Jag to the barn… it’s her barn car… It’s a new Jag.) said this to me… “If you really want to help out and get behind a cause you should go volunteer at the Obama campaign here in town.”
Lovely woman. I’m sure she meant well. I thanked her for the suggestion and happily headed home.
Me. Volunteering at an Obama campaign thingie.
BWAH HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!