"To the families of special needs children all across this country, I have a message for you. For years you've sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters and I pledge to you that if we're elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House".
Tomorrow, Republicans will be crowing about a lot of the great "lines" that were in Sarah Palin's speech.
Tomorrow, Democrats will be bashing the Republicans.
But tonight I rejoice that someone who will spend her life "walking the walk" of raising a child with special needs may end up having the ear of the President of the United States. The lines quoted above were heartfelt and spoken with a sincerity seldom heard from any politician.
If Sarah Palin doesn't win this election, I want to hire her as an advocate for our next IEP meeting. And as all of you who have gone to IEP's know, an advocate's job is at least as tough as being Governor any day.