My appreciation for brave and right-thinking ladies who’ve thrown their hats into the political arena must have begun with Helen Chenoweth, who turned out to be a fine example of what a U.S. Congressman should be about.
And Helen, after being elected by Idaho voters in 1994, preferred to be addressed and treated just like all the other congressmen around Washington.
But more than her preference to be thought of as congressman, Helen Chenoweth took her election to office and oath to the Constitution very seriously.
She also thought, as did most Founders, election to office should be purposeful, energetic, tough, and dedicated to America and each states’ founding principles and Constitution.
Being genuinely serious about this point set her at odds with much of Washington, even (maybe especially) with members of her own (Republican) party, on which ticket she ran, so combat-readiness was also a necessity for the job.
Helen also thought elected officials should limit their terms to a short time and then return to the private sector to see how their efforts were panning out.
She stepped down after three terms (six years), much to the disappointment of Idaho voters.
We met Helen Chenoweth at a conference in Sparks, Nev. early in this century.
She was a true believer in what made America great, but met a sudden, untimely death while traveling by automobile through a desolate stretch of Nevada highway with family members in 2006. A brave and lovely lady.
So, when Sarah Palin came on the national scene in 2008, I already had a lady patriot with whom comparison could be made and, so far, the Barracuda, as her high school basketball teammates called her, has measured up to the fullest.
To my way of thinking, Palin is a feminine Ronald Reagan in the making.
None of the current male candidates scrambling for the 2012 presidential candidacy golden-ring even come close.
She has undeniably struck a chord with Americans looking for a candidate holding Tea Party and founding-principles credentials.
It makes me tired to hear fellow conservatives nit-pick Sarah.
If the nit-pickers even have a favorite candidate, it would be interesting to hear the excuses after their man had daily been unfairly hung out to dry by national media and, in some cases, by their own party, as had Palin.
Ron Paul never got the treatment, as he was never considered a serious threat by the Media or his own party as was the barracuda, who remains a threat in their eyes…and on that point they are correct.
We have not heard the last of Sarah Palin, so this column will stay connected as 2012 approaches.
In the here and now, Texas, even Ellis County appear to have some quality candidates of the feminine gender.
It was thrilling to watch Debra Medina take Gov. Perry and Kay-Bailey apart at the recent televised gubernatorial debate on the issues important to traditional and Christian voters.
Though the defeated-already crowd is saying she can’t eliminate the property tax, on principle alone, she has taken the high ground.
Same for Texas sovereignty and a return to the nullification-by-the-state idea.
Proclaiming her Christianity scored high with yours truly.
Debra Medina will get my vote for governor.
Locally, even though Carol Bush may be an okay county judge, I’ve not heard her speak out on slowing government growth right here in River City and the over-paid salary status of elected officials, though she may well be the hand-picked choice of our U.S. congressman.
A vote for Kelly Kovar, whose push-card priorities list lower taxes, limited government, a voice for all the people, property and gun rights, along with states rights and refuse federal stimulus mandates is enough to get my vote for county judge; that along with the general idea of voting the incumbents out of office this year.
May Yahweh bless.