Are you part of the ‘pro-patriotic’ America?

“We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation.
“This is where we find the kindness and the goodness and the courage of everyday Americans. Those who are running our factories and teaching our kids and growing our food and are fighting our wars for us. Those who are protecting us in uniform. Those who are protecting the virtues of freedom.”

— SARAH PALIN in North Carolina

I live in Los Angeles County.

Does that mean I’m not a real American?

I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., so I think that’s two strikes against me.

Oh, and I have a French wife and I have visited France three times.

I think I just got voted off the island that is Sarah Palin’s America.

It was bad enough when, eight years ago, we started talking about Red States and Blue States. After Dubya Bush took office, folks started talking about dividing the country into the United States of Canada and Jesusland.

Now Palin is talking about the “pro-America” parts of America, as if those of us who live in states Obama is expected to carry would actually be happier if we lived in some other country.

Sorry, Governor Palin, but most of our families have never been associated with a political party that wants to secede from the United States. The whole Palin/Alaska Independence Party connection keeps getting the short end of the stick as far as news coverage.

Speak up, Sarah.

Speak up, Todd.

Is Alaska part of the “pro-America” portion of our country?

I’d love to hear an answer.