Monday, December 14, 2009

"Waitin' for Sarah Palin"

Sarah Palin's parents are from Richland, WA., where I live. She was in town over Thanksgiving and took part in a book signing at the local Hasting's Bookstore.

To get a signed copy, you had to show the receipt proving your purchase of her book, Going Rogue, from Hastings, so I decided not to be taken in by them, purchased my copy elsewhere, and did not get into the line that snaked around 4 or 5 blocks.

I parked my truck illegally in front of dumpster across the street from the McD's and start sketching what I was seeing. The line went on off page to the right, behind those three characters just this side of the drive-way, to the intersection and then on down the side of McD's on further on for a few more blocks.

After finishing the sketch, I pulled out and headed out to find the end of the line, just to see how long it was. Just as I turned the corner I saw her on the sidewalk, carrying her son, and shaking hands with the folks in line. I turned around and went back to my dumpster, got out and walked to where she was going to be in just a few minutes. I wanted to shake her hand, and take a few closeup shots with my camera.

We shook hands and I looked her right in the eye and said, "Go Get'em, Governor." And she replied, "God bless you, Sir. Thank you."

Am I a follower of hers, yeah - sorta; will I vote for her, given the chance, too soon to tell. I would vote for her before I would vote anyone from the other major party - and quickly. Mike Huckabee may be the guy I vote for, but again, too early to say.


  1. I love this journal entry, both sketch and text!

  2. Great job! Wonderful experience, wasn´t it?

  3. Great post! I love your sketch, it's so colorful and the perspective on the line of people is great.

  4. My sister, Karen, has been telling me I need to get on this blog and now I can see why. I love these sketches. I didn't know you were so creative. I always thought you just knew how to dissect frogs.

    Dana Andrews