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My name is Barack Obama, and I am not afraid

Moistened up my eyes and girded my heart a little.

Yeah, I know it’s kinda slick and everyone in it is beautiful, but the poem is great and the people…why don’t I see these people more often except on the street? The point, to me, is not that the dude running for President will save any of us, but that we are connected to each other. That we will have the government and culture we demand. And that we need to know each other and live fearlessly to value our lives. 

The decision to live fearlessly is the decision to not make decisions from fear. Not the control over any fear. It’s the feeling of safety and confidence that comes inside out. And it gets made stronger when we really see each other and our own natural goodness.

I realized the other day I’d become pretty obsessed with what is going on with the election and Sarah Palin in particular. I’ve decided to become pretty selective about the media I’m checking out lately because I want to come from strength  and hope, not fear. 

I am not afraid. 

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All About Sarah

I was watching a bit of Sarah Palin’s speech tonight and thought, “Wow. This chick is as uninformed as W. but way, way tougher and hungrier. And smarter. Those old dudes might think they can ride her the way they rode him but they are fooling themselves.”

The Republicans have been using their new Christianist base without delivering much that’s really, really important to them. They’ve been all about the ends justifying the means. But what if they have to actually make core decisions as the Christianist base demands?

Palin may be the first to really do this. I sense a spectacular 3rd act for her. She will go all the way. Whether that means following through on legislating Christian evangelism and thereby walking that walk, or finding she enjoys the taste of the life of “cosmopolitan elites” that it will be in her interests to mock (until it’s not), whomever thought they could use this woman for their own purposes has another thing coming.

Eve Harrington: I will regard this great honor not so much as an award for what I have achieved, but a standard to hold against what I have yet to accomplish.

Lloyd Richards: I shall never understand the weird process by which a body with a voice suddenly fancies itself as a mind. Just when exactly does an actress decide they’re HER words she’s speaking and HER thoughts she’s expressing?
Margo Channing: Usually at the point where she has to rewrite and rethink them, to keep the audience from leaving the theatre!

Eve Harrington: I’ll never forget this night as long as I live, and I’ll never forget you for making it possible.
Karen Richards: A part in a play. You’d do all that just for a part in a play?
Eve Harrington: I’d do much more for a part that good.

All About Eve – Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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