I got this in email from 21st Century Sister and immediately set out to find a link so I could share it. I found the link. I don’t really care if this was written by the woman it is attributed to. I don’t care who wrote it because it mirrors my own thoughts and I like it. Assuming it really was written by Mairiis Kilcher of Homer, Alaska, it’s just that much sweeter.
Excerpts: (click on the exceprt to get the full text but turn the sound OFF on your computer first. This site plays music)
I am a 66 year old , Alaska born ,pioneer woman. Sarah Palin does not represent my values and my beliefs, nor those of countless Alaska women, who have also hunted, fished, raised families , and cared for a disabled family member while earning a living . I come from a large homesteading family and grew up in a one room log cabin with 7 brothers and sisters. We hunted and fished, out of necessity, not for recreation.
We abhor her stance against protecting Alaska from Global Warming, she shows no concern for the threat it poses to Polar Bears and countless first Alaskans who depend on the sea mammals for their very lives.
We ask: Why is no one making a big deal about the fact that Palin opposed the ALaska Clean Water Initiative (proposition 4)–which would have imposed tighter restrictions on large scale mining operations?
We ask: what has she done for women in our state? What has she done for health care in our state.? Nothing . I am at this moment too broke to afford even a pair of drugstore reading glasses, let alone expensive designer Sarah Palin glasses!
Who can we contact to bring our concerns to the attention of the American public before it is too late? Will the Obama campaign contact us and invite us to speak out around the Nation, so we can tell the world we are insulted and ashamed to be associated with Sarah Palin? Call me, I am ready and willing to go..
Mairiis Kilcher , Homer, Alaska”
There is lots more text in between the dots and I encourage you to read the whole thing.
Have a great weekend!