Guest Blogger: Anthony Williams
I am not entirely sure who will be reading this, but Governor Palin has asked me to contribute an entry to this forum. My name is Anthony Williams, and for the past two years I have served as a member of Governor Palin's security detail. In this capacity I have been responsible for providing close protection, advance team planning and, more recently, coordinating the transition of Governor Palin's protection to the Secret Service. Governor Palin has asked me to also mention that I am an African American.
The particular assignment with which Governor Palin has tasked me is to express why I support the newly-formed McCain/Palin ticket and, more specifically, to appeal on the Governor's behalf to my fellow Americans of African descent. It is undeniably true that Barack Obama enjoys vastly more support within the black community than does the Republican ticket. There are various reasons for this. Some say that the Democratic Party is owed a debt of loyalty due to its staunch support of the Civil Rights movement. Others maintain that the election of a black man to the country's most prestigious office could do a tremendous amount to inspire a people who have been given every reason to believe they are held in contempt by their countrymen, and to thereby hasten the healing of their longstanding economic and social wounds. Still others point out that, with the arguable exceptions of Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan, the Republican administrations of the past hundred years have offered an unbroken string of strategic, economic and ethical disasters.
Despite this, I would like to stress that Governor Palin is a very nice lady of strong Christian faith; and I can honestly say that I have no doubt that she will be able to fulfill all the duties of the office of Vice President, provided that Senator McCain remains in good health. I therefore urge you to cast your vote for McCain/Palin this November.