Friday, October 17, 2008

I am an American

"We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation. This is where we find the kindness and the goodness and the courage of everyday Americans. Those who are running our factories and teaching our kids and growing our food and are fighting our wars for us. Those who are protecting us in uniform. Those who are protecting the virtues of freedom." — Sarah Palin, October 16, 2008
So Sarah Palin loves to visit the "pro-America areas" of this country. She hasn't mentioned specific areas that she finds unpatriotic, but as I remember her RNC speech, the snide twang she put on the words "San Francisco" still screeches in my mind.

But this latest speech -- implying those people are un-American -- is disturbing and offensive. These words don't bring people together. Joe Biden responded today and put it simply, "it doesn't matter where you live, we all love this country."

But the video that Sarah Palin really needs to watch is an ad created after September 11, 2001 celebrating the diversity that keeps this country strong:

Now that I think about it, Todd Palin should also watch this ad.

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