Blatant Political Advertisement

Posted by Karen in Politics.
Friday, March 10th, 2006 at 12:33 pm

Ok, I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but it has been brought to my attention that people are finding our blog by searching for Becky Lourey. I’m normally not one to talk a lot of politics, but given my recently raised level of political involvement, and the fact that I can only recall getting even moderately excited about a political candidate once in my entire life before this, I feel compelled to say a little something about my girl Becky. Mind you, I’m not just moderately excited about this candidate. From what I’ve learned so far, I 100% love her. I want her to be president. I want her to be supreme ruler of the world! And here’s why:

  • She is committed to universal health care, and wait – hold up, she actually has a plan!
  • She prioritizes renewable energy, something that seems to me to be a no-brainer and yet somehow isn’t to most candidates, and isn’t even a blip on the radar to our current leaders.
  • She’s all about environmental protection in other ways too, from pollution reduction to support of natural spaces for recreation.
  • She was a farmer and went through the same struggles as other family farms in the 70’s and 80’s, having to sell land, animals, and equipment to pay debts, so she recognizes the need to support family farms and sustainable agriculture.
  • She has raised 12 adoptive and biological children, several with disabilities – 12! If you would like a glimpse into both the happiness and the heartbreak that has been their lives, read this. I can’t help but think that more mega-moms in politics can only be a good thing.
  • She was a leading opponent in MN of the war in Iraq, yet supported her son and his decision to return to Iraq for a second tour in the Army – meaning she recognizes that you can support our troops without supporting the war. Her son was killed in combat in Iraq in May 2005.
  • She has legislative experience (served several terms in the House and state Senate) and has a list of impressive accomplishments to show for it.
  • She’s pro-choice.
  • We agree that the same-sex marriage amendment is ludicrous and an interference into people’s human and civil rights. Considering the state of marriage in this country, people should put more energy into helping marriages survive rather than trying to prevent them.
  • I’m itching for more women political leaders. Plain and simple.
  • That website of hers is so damn organized! Ohhh, the outline, the bullets, the ease of navigability, the answers to all of my questions only a mouseclick away – you have got to love that!
  • And finally, she’s a bad-ass: "Her marksmanship with a rifle earned her an award from Field & Stream magazine in 1960 when she took down a buck in Montana, shooting 650 yards from one mountain ridge to the next."

So now that I have taken what is for me a giant step, endorsing a candidate and caring enough to actually say so, maybe I won’t break into cold sweats, start stuttering uncontrollably, and draw a massive mind-blank if someone tries to actually talk to me about it. Maybe.

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3 Responses to “Blatant Political Advertisement”

  1. freddie Says:

    Wow, she does look like the perfect candidate. I’ll have to do more reading about her.

    On an unrelated note, I love your new blog header.

  2. MJ Says:

    OK, who was the artist in the new logo? Inquiring minds want to know.

  3. Rick Says:

    Go K! With your passion, and the Grim Sweepers as allies, you all could “sweep” her into victory! It is possible – especially in Minnesota.