Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Did ya see it???

Yes of course I am talking about Sarah Palin's excepting speech, it was great. She is one tough cookie!! I LOVE that she said Trig is perfectly beautiful, and that parents of children with special needs will now have an advocate in the White House!

8 comments:

Chris said...

I loved her comments about Trig too. I was wondering if she would reach out to the special needs community in tonight's speech, and was thrilled and touched when she did.

Jill said...

LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband and I just chuckled at the opportunities that we believe are on the horizon. Yes we saw it!

Oh and I loved the pinkie up on the tea party, what a darling. I know you heart swells with pride at the way Hunter jumps in and plays along...Ella is a blessed young lady.

Aunt Tami said...

I SAW IT!!! I was watching and waiting to see if special needs would be addressed in her acceptance speech. Her little guy is just too cute, and I loved it when her little girl was in the audience holding Trig and licked her hand to brush his hair down! It was such a pure moment! I was hoping she would take on the role as advocate for special needs and fight for families and was so pleased to hear that seems to be her plan. Love ya's--Aunt Tami

Flee said...

It's too bad she cut funding for speacial needs education in Alaska:

The following programs are included within this component:
Special Education Service Agency (SESA)

The Annual budget for 2007, which preceded Gov. Palin was $8,265,300.

http://www.gov.state.ak.us/...

The Annual budget for 2008, enacted by Gov. Palin is $3,156,000.

http://www.gov.state.ak.us/...

The Annual budget for 2009, enacted by Gov. Palin is $3,156,000.

http://www.gov.state.ak.us/...

This is a cut in special needs services to children in Alaska of 5,109,300 , or 62%.

So, as the Alaska State Budget description states, "Without the supplementary services the child’s needs would not be met by the local school district in most cases."

Did 62% of all of the special needs children in Alaska stop having needs once Gov. Palin took office?

Before we get so excited about Gov. Palin bring her "Reformer" agenda to Washington, perhaps we should get to know a little more about what exactly that means to our children, and the opportunities that she would "Reform".

Jennifer said...

Umm, ACTUALLY, all you have to do is Google "Palin cut special needs budget" and you'll come across all sorts of information about how this is not correct. She moved a budget line of the PREVIOUS administration to a different budget line. She didn't cut spending by 62% to special needs children.

Flee said...

I guess I stand corrected. If you were already voting McCain Sarah Palin is wonderful. As a mother of a daughter with down syndrome her having a child with down syndrome isn't enough for me to vote McCain.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely!! Just like being an Air Force wife doesn't make me automatically vote McCain...it's all about the issues!!!

Bethany said...

I loved her speech too and I cried. ;) And yes, Trig is adorable!