Okay, so, it’s no secret that I’m a huge supporter of Rick Santorum, so even though I have sworn off blogging on politics, I can’t help but blog my advice for his convention speech on Tuesday night. I would send this to him directly but I thought you might like to see it, too. After all, you should all be praying for him. I’m sure he is quite open to your prayers and a convention speech is certainly something to pray about. Republicans have a huge battle ahead of us and I promise, as soon as that’s over, we’ll defeat Obama. Seriously, though, I support Rick Santorum in all of his endeavors and his endeavor is to defeat Obama, therefore, I support him in that. There are two things my readers can always count on: (1) I love Jesus, and (2) I am loyal to Rick Santorum. So, here goes. My letter of advice to Rick Santorum for his convention speech.
I have heard today from Shelley and Alice. Shelley is flying to Tampa and Alice is driving. I’m praying for their safe arrival. I have no idea how you are traveling, but I hope it’s not by canoe or horseback. It’s really important that you and your family get to the convention on time in dry clothes and with your voice intact. We need you to be our voice at that convention. You deserve to be there, and we need you there, so don’t go by canoe, okay?
There is talk from a lot of liberals out there (some of whom are admittedly godless, I’ve noticed) that God may have sent the hurricane to foil Republican plans. I agree that God sent the hurricane. I just disagree that it was to foil Republican plans. I think that God sent the hurricane because it is late August and that’s just what God does sometimes in late August in Florida. (That’s what Shelley told me and I’m buying it.)
Methinks that God put all that water so far down south because you have to be extra Southern to handle those hurricanes. Because of this, it pains me to know, in the midst of harsh Southern weather, that you lack Southern-ness. Still, I trust that your time in the Senate butting heads with Barbara Boxer has been good preparation for you. If you can face her and the Supreme Court on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, I think that you can handle a hurricane — provided that it’s a small one. (Wear your boots.)
Unfortunately, there are no Southern saints, unless you count Joan of Arc who is mightily loved in New Orleans. (I count her!) Ask St. Peter (Diocese of St. Petersburg) and St. Joan to help. They will. But…you know that.
Eat your veggies.
Please do not mention my name in your speech. It will embarrass me. Oh, well, okay, you can mention me if you MUST, but only once….or twice.
I’m sorry I’ve been a bad girl, saying some not-so-nice things about the nominee. It’s not because I’m not loyal to you. (I am.) I’ve just been ticked off by some things that have concerned me. I don’t know exactly how right or wrong I have been about any of it but I do know that I trust you. I know that we should never place all of our trust in any created human being. Rather, we place our trust utmost in God. All temporal powers (government) will fail us in some way, but on some level, we all have a share in His plan, and we do all have to trust others on some level at some point, including those who are called to serve us in politics, and among all the people in politics today, you are the one I trust the most. I suppose that you could say that when the going gets really tough (as it has been the past few days) it is then that our trust is most tested. I’ve been living a kind of duplicity, I suppose, in both opposing the nominee and trusting you at the same time. It seems I have to pick one of these over the other, ultimately, and I choose to trust you because you have never once given me a reason not to trust you. To the contrary, you have always given me every reason to trust you, and I do. Trust means that I’m relying on my confidence in your judgment to make the right choice even though I cannot clearly see the reasoning, I have faith that my trust in you is well-placed, and so, though I haven’t the ability to sit here and be the great defender of the nominee that I would like to be, at least you can rest assured that I am trusting you in this, and I will just focus on prayer, fasting, and writing about things more generally.
Okay, I guess that’s about it. Don’t forget the veggies! I am not aware of any pizza ranches in Florida so I don’t think I have to be concerned about your getting your veggies in “sauce” form. Besides, you will have Karen with you and she’ll make sure it’s taken care of. Of that, I have no doubt.
We love you and we’re behind you 100%.
With Love in Christ,