I am in love with Sarah Huckabee Sanders! But first….a little history pre-Sarah….
My first love-from-afar love interest was Juliet Prowse. In 1960, Juliet starred in two movies, Can-Can and GI Blues. I particularly admired her in GI Blues because she played opposite one of my favorite people, Elvis Presley. Juliet had a fantastic smile, a cheery personality, red hair, and at 5’11”, she had beautiful legs up to her neck. What more could a farm boy of 12 want from a girl? Tragically, Juliet died at the age of 59 from cancer. She jumped started my puberty by at least 3 years!
In 1963, at the age of 15, my taste in women changed. I discovered that I really was attracted more to brunettes than to blonds. My theory at the time was that most of the brunettes had natural color brunette hair, whereas, during the 60’s, most of the blonds had natural brunette hair, too. So, into my young tender life comes who I consider to be the most attractive actress to ever live…..Elizabeth Taylor. I mention the year 1963 because it was the year that great movie, Cleopatra, was released. To this day, with all of the actresses that have had cosmetic surgery, I still consider Elizabeth Taylor to be the most beautiful actress of my lifetime. If you have seen the movie, Cleopatra, and her entrance into the city of Rome, well it was truly spectacular and I have never seen a woman look more stunning. The term used by men would be ‘drop dead gorgeous.’ And if you did not think so after seeing her, you did not have a pulse.
In the 1970’s, we had Charlie’s Angels. Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson were the ‘Angels.’ While all of my male friends were going ‘ga-ga’ over Farrah Fawcett and bought her swimsuit poster, I remained true to my brunette belief and actually liked Kate Jackson the best.
Then something truly amazing happened. I grew up. While in my earlier life, like most young men, I considered appearance as the only component of beauty. Then I began to mature and realized that there were other components to beauty. One such component is personality. I discovered that it was not enough to have just an attractive woman on your arm, but you had to enjoy being with that woman as well. Then I discovered another component to beauty, intelligence. The conversation cannot continue about puppy dogs and unicorns, eventually there needs to be a conversation with a little depth to it. Those are the characteristics that make a woman appealing to me. (Is this the definition of maturity?)
Enter Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (Also, Grandma P over 30 years ago.) I have to mention Grandma P or I’ll be eating cereal alone at dinner for the next 30 years! Beautiful, intelligent and personable. Check. (A fourth criteria is that I decided I could live with Grandma P.) On to Sarah! Sarah is 35 years old, married in 2010, and the mother of 3 children all under the age of 8. Whew! All of this while being appointed White House press secretary last July 17 upon the resignation of Sean Spicer.
I find Sarah very appealing because she has all of the components that I have outlined as being beautiful. Personality? Check. Appearance? Check. Intelligence? Well………..here are the headlines that I pulled off the internet today, Sunday, that she no doubt will have to address in the White House press briefing tomorrow and the coming week:
- Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham warn Trump will be impeached after signing spending bill.
- Ivanka takes President Trump to task over his treatment of Jared Kushner.
- There are the worst things Donald Trump’s “friends” have said about him
- Donald Trump routinely humiliates whoever he pleases.
- Melania joins Trump amid cheating scandals as family leaves D.C. ahead of March For Our Lives.
- Americans will pay the price for Trump’s toughened approach with China
- Trump’s new National Security Adviser has ties to Cambridge Analytica.
These are headlines from today’s news! Do you see a pattern? Does anything positive about Trump or his presidency or positive about America make it to the news anymore?
And, dear readers, who will be standing on the podium before a room full of media types to bring levity to a litany of negative headlines? Why, that would be Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (Did you notice I did not call the media types; reporters? If I called them reporters, that would imply that they researched a subject and then ‘reported’ it in an unbiased manner. That doesn’t happen anymore.) I challenge you to watch the White House press briefings this week so that you can see first hand that Sarah is the sharpest knife in that drawer of people in the White House press room. I admire her for being able to raise 3 children under the age of 8, and then handle a room full of media types who ask questions as if they were 8. And like an 8 year old, they will ask the same question repeatedly, expecting a different answer if they ask it four times. Watch how Sarah will handle them like the ringmaster of a three ring circus!
Even though the media has attacked her physical appearance, I find Sarah extremely attractive. After all, any juggler can juggle 3 tennis balls, but Sarah can juggle at least 5 running chainsaws at a time. And….working for Donald Trump cannot be easy, especially since he is a media target.
Admittedly, I don’t really love Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the biblical sense of the word. After all, I just celebrated the 30th anniversary of my 40th birthday, making me 8 years older than her dad, Mike Huckabee. That would be creepy. But I do greatly admire her for who she is, what she has done, and her capabilities. Because of this, I find her extremely beautiful. So, Sarah, if you read this blog, I would be happy to be the president of your fan club, and Grandma P and I live close to your dad so we would be happy to babysit your kids one night. You Go Girl!!!!
My One Hundredth Blog!
Yup, this is blog numero 100!
I wrote this blog for three reasons:
- I needed something to do after retirement. It became evident that I only had so many lawn ornaments to paint, one lawn to cut, and too few bushes to trim to keep me busy. And, I did not really like writing high school and college term papers so I decided to ‘step out of the box.’
- I wanted to write something that my grandkids may eventually read so they can see how their grandpa and grandma were raised and how America was much different during our formative years. They would be appalled to learn that I can remember when both of my sets of grandparents did not have indoor plumbing. We left our houses and cars unlocked. I have tried to include some of those items in my blogs to create historical interest. So far, no grandkid readers.
- It is no secret that I am a conservative. I was irritated and disappointed that Barrack Obama got reelected, pretty much because he was black and not because he was qualified. I understand why he beat John McCain in 2008. McCain ran on a platform of being a political maverick. He did not connect with the younger voters at all. And…lets be honest, many people wanted to say they voted for the first black president. (Read blog #1, November 2012.) But Mitt Romney was a different and much better candidate. Successful businessman, successful governor, he had all the qualifications of being a great president. But the campaign became racist, the biased liberal media did not pass up an opportunity to smear him, even though we had high unemployment, stagnant growth, an escalating national debt, a declining military, radical Islamic terrorism….all of the important issues that should have been of concern to Americans were overlooked for the sake of reelecting a marginal-at-best black president. Now we have learned that the Obama campaign hired Fusion GPS to deliberately smear Mitt Romney.. History will bear this out. So, as I am typing this, I am contemplating whether there will be a blog 101. My original goal of 100 blogs has now been met. My thanks to Houston Nefoo, Grandma P and the Bayou Mauler for assisting me with my hobby.