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The Weekend is Done! Oh, and Mitt Romney too

Okay, so we had my sister's children over the weekend, all five of them, including sweet baby Elias who is 14 months old. He was sick. I was sick, we had so much fun!

On Friday we took the kids to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. Initially, the way they portrayed the chipmunks in this poster was a little off putting to me. But the movie was a sheer delight!

We start with the chipmunks in the woods, their tree gets cut down and through a series of events they end up with Dave. It is cute, fun, enjoyable and even kept the 1-year-old in my lap, eyes glued to the screen. Believe me, I was astonished and amazed at his stillness. But he's a dancing baby and there was lots and lots of great music. This movie isn't out on DVD yet, but there are lots more Alvin and the Chipmunk movies to buy and put in your DVD library. Alvin keeps threatening to buy himself a big red hoodie and put a big yellow A on it. If I knew how to sew that's what he'd get for Christmas next year. A triple X red hoodie with a big ol' yellow A. Imagine the look on this face if he opened that one up!

After reviving myself from the cost of taking seven, no make that six, baby was was free, to the movie and buying them popcorn and a drink we came home. Dinner was made and all went well.

Friday night, Elias only slept in 20 to 30 minute spurts. Holy cow I was tired by morning. The children were with us until 8:30 Saturday night. They played in the snow. They played in the house. We created a blogspot for them. Alvin played the chipmunk songs and they sang and danced. Baby was missing his mom so he wanted to be with me at all times, crying like his little heart would break if I went up to the kitchen to cook, downstairs to do laundry, cleaning . . . that poor little guy was sick and missing his mom. It was fun but seriously exhausting! I slept ten-and-a-half hours Saturday night. Remember mentioning that I had to find good things about not having kids to keep from sinking into a deep depression? Sleep . . . that was it! Sleep, I was able to sleep after they went home.

I'm a wimp. I'll admit it. Those kids wore me completely out. I love them. I adore them . . . but I slept and slept and slept after they left.

Now, on to politics. Mitt Romney emailed me back about some of my immigration concerns. I thought I'd share that with you.

Dear Candace:

Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration and border control for our country. I appreciate your interest in my campaign for President and would like to extend my sincere gratitude for taking the time to share your views with me. I recognize that meaningful immigration reform is a very high priority for the American people.

Legal immigration has been an important component of our nation’s success. Legal immigration brings enhanced culture, vitality, love for opportunity, and a larger workforce. Illegal immigration, though, presents numerous challenges for our communities. I believe it’s important to end illegal immigration so we can maintain and encourage legal immigration.

To reform our current immigration system, we must meet three priorities. Securing our borders is the first means of addressing the problem of illegal immigration in our country. Next, we must create an employment verification system that is enforceable and tamper-proof, to ensure that we’re only giving jobs to those who are here legally, and penalize employers who hire those without proper identification. Finally, we must not provide any special privilege or pathway to citizenship for those here illegally. I strongly oppose an amnesty program that would automatically grant citizenship to the illegal immigrants already in this country.

As Governor of Massachusetts, I took action to address illegal immigration. I stopped measures that would have provided driver’s licenses and in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. I also took steps to deputize Massachusetts State Troopers to question, detain and arrest illegal immigrants. As President, I will enforce existing federal immigration laws and cut back funding to “sanctuary cities” that encourage illegal immigration.

I am running for President because I fervently believe that I have the experience and vision to address the issues facing our country. Throughout my years in both the private and public sectors, I have been successful by pursuing innovation and transformation. If there were ever a time for change in Washington, it is now.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I encourage you to visit my website at for updated information on immigration and other issues that may be of interest to you. I look forward to hearing from you in the future, and earning your support.

Do I believe Mitt actually sat down and wrote me this email? No, I don't. Clearly someone in his campaign did, but this is his stance on illegal immigration and he has stated it over and over in interviews and debates.

But for one brief shining moment when I saw Mitt Romney's name in my email inbox I thought, wow! Then reality set in. Anyway, upward and onward to Michigan and South Carolina. Michigan I think he can take. South Carolina is rife with evangelicals who will vote for Huckaby just because he's an evangelical, ignoring the fact that he's a bigoted moron -- and there's a huge number of military retirees in South Caroline along with Paris Island . . . in other words, lots of military. So I believe either Huckaby or McCain will take South Carolina and I hope that insane run ends. Neither could run this country with any amount of skill. They are both too liberal (see Constitution of the United States) and their campaigns are in trouble financially, in other words, they will run out of money. If they can't manage a campaign, how can they manage a country?

Poll Numbers in Michigan as of 11:06 a.m. Monday - January 14, 2008: Mitt Romney 27% and John McCain 26.3% -- come on Michigan. You know who will do a better job for you. The guy who funded Fedex, Staples and Dominos, just to name a few. The guy who turned the 2000 Olympics around. The guy who left the governor's office of Massachusetts with a Rainy Day fund unlike anything they'd ever seen. This guy knows economics. He knows business. He knows foreign affairs. He knows how to get people to work together. Vote Mitt Romney! Tomorrow is your day. Send a clear message to the GOP that its time that real candidates step forward, and that is Mitt Romney.

Okay, back to work for me. Have a wonderful day, one and all!
The Weekend is Done! Oh, and Mitt Romney too The Weekend is Done! Oh, and Mitt Romney too Reviewed by Candace Salima on Monday, January 14, 2008 Rating: 5