Forget yard signs, baby's name supports McCain-Palin
I'd like to have been a fly on the wall when the mom realized her husband wasn't joking about this: According to this story in the Knoxville (Tenn.) News, new father Mark Ciptak of Elizabethton, Tenn., secretly named his baby girl Sarah McCain Palin after the Republican ticket for president and vice president. Mark and his wife had settled on the perfectly lovely name of Ava Grace for the baby, but dad decided at the last minute to name his third child after John McCain and Sarah Palin “to get the word out” about the campaign. “I took one for the cause,” he said. “I can’t give a lot of financial support for the (McCain/Palin) campaign. I do have a sign up in my yard, but I can do very little.”
Actually, it would seem that the baby has taken one for the cause. This almost makes the celebrity baby name boggle seem normal.
I'm all about being passionate about the political process but I think I'd be depositing luggage on the lawn if my husband pulled a stunt like this.
-- Sharon Kennedy Wynne