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Sunday, March 18, 2007

19 March 2007. This post actually started Sunday night at about 2300 hrs. I had been in bed for a little over an hour and hadn't fallen asleep. Mrs. Dub told me that if you're not asleep in the first twenty minutes you should get up. You know my story. My mind has been racing somewhat over several things, but one in particular I just needed to post about. I'm not really sure why.
About a month ago, I had a dream. Now, it wasn't exactly a Martin Luther King Jr. dream, (and I have heard that recently in another person's blog) but it was close. In my dream, I was running for the office of the Governor. Also running for Governor was Hillary Clinton. I'm not sure why she moved to Oklahoma or if I had moved to New York. Anyway, this was the main part and a subplot was an assassination plot against us both, but I'm not for sure why. Well, I woke up, went to work and checked my emails. (same day) I had received an email from Empress Bee, a very lovely lady living life to the fullest in Florida, (but at the moment has been ill for the last week, be sure and stop by her place and wish her well)
I checked my email from Bee and she had sent me this button.
As you can see, a dream followed by an email. I was stunned. I wrote back to Ms. Bee and told her of the dream. This was her reply.Of course, this made my day and I happily showed my button around to the office. Now this weekend.
Saturday, I was browsing my favorite blogs and stopped by David's site at Out in the Parking Lot. David is another Canadian I like checking on and enjoy reading his reviews for movies, his adventures and chili recipes when he posts them. Well, David did a Blog-rolling review of me to which I was very flattered. And in the middle of it he suggests a write in campaign to have me elected President in 2008.
I find all of this interesting because since I was 19, I wanted to run for office. At the time, and still very much today, I wanted to be an Oklahoman State Senator. My philosophy with the Army National Guard, with my job as a police officer, with the nation for that matter, is that it always seems that those that can make a difference for the better choose to stand on the sidelines and allow others to take the lead. This is one of the reasons I have stayed in the Guard. Now of course, President and even Governor seem like very lofty goals and I have never given much thought to either.
The Guard and the police department both give me the sense that I am making a difference for the better. Now the State of Oklahoma is doing pretty good, but it could do better, and our elected official to the U.S. Congress are some good folks, but could it be better. The question is, Can I do more? Now, I believe I am plenty capable of doing much more, but at what point would you change course to pursue another dream? This is all just food for thought and hopefully cleared my mind enough that I was able to go to sleep afterwards.
This morning at around 1035 hrs we had an IED attack on an Embassy convoy just about a mile down the road. Fortunately, no one in the convoy was seriously hurt and only one had to be transported outside the local area for medical treatment. From the pictures I saw, the crater was rather large. We haven't received a complete count of injured or killed on the Afghan side, the area is considered heavily trafficked by vehicles and local population. Camp Phoenix responded with medical evacuation, security and recovery.
Be safe and have a great day.

22 comments:

Odat said...

Wow...and I can say I knew you when....just don't forget us peons when you're President!
Peace

MrsDub said...

Good Grief Charlie Brown! I might entertain the idea of you running for state office, but definetly not anything higher than that! The buttons are great! I guess when you get home, we will have your name legally changed to "SgtDub". Regarding the stuff you're bringing back, I can tell you now, that it's NOT going in my garage! I just managed to clear out the pile that's been sitting there since you left. When it comes to more crap, just say NO!

Skittles said...

You'd get my vote over Hillary any day!!!

Ok.. I know this is your job and duty.. but don't you get scared???

Sarge Charlie said...

I may have to become an "Okie" just so i can vote for you. good stuff Dub. "You crack yourself up"

Stay safe......

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

lets see, who would i vote for, dub? hillary? i guess it all depends on your ankles dub. i hate her fat ankles. oh wait! i forgot! i hate HER!!! ha ha ha now do i have to move to oklahoma to vote there or can i mail it in?'

smiles, bee

Callie Ann said...

I agree some form of goverment would be great for you. You have passion and Knowledge and that counts most. Most of all your use to fighting weasels. So you understand their lack of thinking. You'll clean the place out. Now getting rid of all the crooked politicians would be something. I really do think when you get home you may want to strive for something like that. Awesome Idea. Thanks for keeping us safe. Please thank all your friends. Tell them Callie Ann Appreciates them. Seriously. I really do understand Sgt. Dub, You silly guy.

Mimi Lenox said...

WOW. The dream and the confirmations afterwards from others is NO ACCIDENT, my friend. I don't believe in such accidents. Maybe it was a God sign.

Mimi Lenox said...

P.S. Can I have one of those nifty buttons????

MOM AT HOME said...

The garage is cleared out,because it all in Nana's garage now. Not gone just moved. About running for office I think that would be great,but remember the 95% rule. That might need some work. Love ya; MOM

Ron Simpson said...

i'd vote for you. Start with city council first. then state senate then us senate then pres

MrsDub said...

Please don't encourage him! I've got a "honey-do-list" that's 10 pages long, so I need him to focus, focus, focus!!!!

Sanni said...

Be sure: I`ll move, vote for you and maaaaaake sooooome nooooooise!

the bro said...

Don't stop bro, keep going all the to the top.

Linda said...

Looks like we're all going to have to move to Oklahoma and support our favorite Sgt should you decide to actually pursue your dream! At least I know that there would be ONE honest politician on office somewhere if you were to run!

As for Mrs. Dub, come on now - don't you want to be First Lady Dub?? Doesn't that have a nice ring to it??

Dixiechick said...

Ok, since I've only been to the Oklahoma one time I didn't get to see very much... only Ft. Sill... and it was kinda boring... anyway... if it took my vote for you to win, then I'd move to OK... now if you run for President.... well I was gonna vote for Hillary but.... gotcha!!!!! You've got my vote!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen... The President and First Lady Dub... hey I like it!!!

Linda said...

Oh - and I forgot - you've got people over at my blog wondering what it is that you do to that poor guy that won't smile in your unit! You need to come back over and spill the beans!

Travis said...

You are making a difference, and you can make an even greater difference if you choose.

Good luck in whatever direction your dreams and desires take you.

mel said...

You have my vote, hands down!!

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said in really big lettering: ANYONE!

And then underneath, in small print, it said: But Hilary in 2008

Hehehe...

Bond said...

I agree with Travis and the others...If you had the opportunity to make a difference, even on a small scale such as city council, then I am sure Mrs. Dub will let you spread out the honey-dos for a while...

Sunni Kay said...

I would vote for you any day. For once the election wouldn't be picker the lesser of the two evils. Stay safe!

Flag Gazer said...

A smell a campaign coming - one I would support!!!

AMAZING GRACIE said...

I've been so aggravated with politicians lately - cuz they're politicians...and all of the fighting going on between and in parties. I'm beginning to think all they really care about is getting elected - the heck with us! Now you come along and make me think of one of my favorite movies, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," with Jimmy Stewart, my hero. If you haven't seen it, please give it a go. You're one of the good guys!!!