This dear woman, Sarah Palin, has dedicated her life to doing what is right by the people of her state and this great country. And for it, she has been forced from a job she dearly loved and faced bankruptcy, her family has been dragged through hell, and her parents sleep with a gun under the bed. She and her beloved husband have been accused of adultery. She has been accused of murder. She has been accused of not being the mother of a child that was sent from God as a sign of his love for her. And through it all, she has never once shown an ounce of regret, and she has borne it all with a smile and a fierce determination to continue to do what is right.
She changed the health care debate with two words. She has brought the battle directly to Obama's door with her tweets and facebook posts. She has traveled tirelessly across this great land and around the world bringing a message of hope, encouragement and conservatism to those of us who wonder if there is any way out of the mess we're in. She has campaigned for those who had the courage to step up and meet the call, and was largely responsible for the greatest electoral Republican victory in decades. She has changed the focus from distinct party lines to a battle of We the People against corporate crony capitalism. She has done all that and much more because she loves this country, and the people. She has done it because she loves you. She has already done more than any of us could rightfully ask, and she's done it without asking anything in return. She owes us nothing. It is we who owe her.
And now, NOW, some of you find it incomprehensible that she isn't doing what you want her to do, when you want her to do it. Now some of you want her to go back to Alaska and ride her snowmobile. Now you want to abandon her, all because you think YOU have sacrificed so much by supporting her for a presidential run she has never promised you she would make. Now you hold her to a time line of your own choosing, forgetting that any date given by her was never set in stone, but simply a date by which the process must be underway. You don't know what she is doing, what she is working on, or what she is thinking. But you certainly do know that whatever it is, you know better and would do it differently and without question so much better.
Before you get on your high horse and ride away, consider what she has to decide to do in order to prove her love for you in a way you find acceptable, and what you are asking her to do in order for her to meet your standards and your demands. Consider that knowing she and her family are the direct target of some of the most hateful, deranged and sick people the left has to offer, she must decide to put her family in harm's way to do what is right for her country. For you.
Sarah has incredible courage, but she also has others she is responsible for, who depend on her. Would having a Palin child, or a parent, assaulted or killed be proof enough? Would having Sarah herself shot at, wounded or killed be proof enough? These are things that she must consider, and about which I'm sure she spends time on her knees asking God for guidance and protection.
If you feel you have sacrificed more for her than she has for you, then by all means hop on your horse and be gone. Just don't leave thinking she owes you something.