Well, John McCain's choice of a running mate has certainly electrified the Republican base. And whatta-ya-know, independent voters are drawn to her too. I will be posting more on the topic of McCain's choice and what it means for our party, and whether or not it makes up for all the ways the man himself doesn't represent us and all of the things that were done illegally on his behalf to ensure his nomination. The true reformer--Gov. Palin--will have plenty of corruption to clean up within the RNC if she finds out what's been going on.
But for now, let me impress upon you to look at the immediate matter. That is: the anti-life hatred directed at Gov. Palin. The screaching personal attacks on her and her family from the pro-abortion zealots are way out of hand. Michelle Malkin calls the liberal vitriol directed at Palin, "PDS"--Palin Derangement Syndrom (photo shop: David Lunde). Many conservatives are seeing it as entertainment, perhaps because it only endears the populace to her even more. But there is something much deeper going on, as Mark Shea points out, "it's spiritual". For instance, this e-mail from a Washingtonian to Mark Stein at The Corner, who describes it as just one example of "the left's fierce hostility toward her fecundity":
This abortion prohibitionist hag won’t cut it among women with brains. And BTW she is a good example of reproduction run amok. 5 kids; 1 retard. I wonder if the bitch ever heard of getting spayed.
People who make these kinds of statements need our prayers. The sudden catapult of Sarah Palin on the national stage has not only placed the issue of abortion on the minds of everyone paying attention (and that is a good thing), but as Kevin Burke, co-founder of the post-abortion healing ministry Rachel's Vineyard says, "anger directed at Sarah Palin and her family may stem from the repressed grief and pain of those who have had or been involved in an abortion." (Read "Sarah Palin: The Post-Abortion Trig-ger".)
Let's pray for these people who utter such words, that they may seek help, find forgiveness and new Life! And pray for Sarah Palin, that she may continue to be a positive testament to the blessings of a happy home and children, and that the dialogue continues over the issue of abortion, that hearts and minds will be persuaded to finally end the tragedy of abortion which snuffs out precious human life, and produces such bitterness in those involved.