Saturday, 29 August 2009
Sarah Palin's dad
Chuck Heath to the Spokesman:
“Sarah’s been out of town for almost a month now,” said Chuck Heath, “I don’t know exactly where she is, but she’s writing her book. She e-mails me quite frequently. She asks, ‘Oh, what happened on June 13, 1978?’ This is material for her book.”
Her e-mails to her dad, he said, have asked about “trivial things like maybe a basketball game, ‘How many points did I score here,’ ‘When did we go to the Boston Marathon?’ … Mainly sports.”
This is from an article Sarah Palin wrote about Chuck Heath during her gubernatorial campaign:
He was Wasilla High School's track, cross-country and freshman basketball coach. He never let me quit, no matter how badly it hurt or how the odds were stacked against his athletes. He taught "no pain, no gain... and, you reap what you sow... and there ain't no thing as a free lunch... and dig deep, push hard and fully rely on ROCK!"
(In our case, that ROCK would be God.)
"Mr. Heath is grandpa to 12 fortunate young Alaskans, having an especially unique bond with his autistic eight-year-old grandson. From the first born, Track, on down, to Bristol, Willow, Piper lndi, McKinley, Happy, Karcher, Lauden, Payton, Keir, Heath and Tico."
What happened there? "He never let me quit..."
What he said in an interview to the Idaho Statesman may explain it:
Q: Can you shed any light on Sarah Palin's decision to resign as governor?
Heath: "Whenever I'm with Sarah, we never talk politics. It's always family or sports, and it kind of caught me by surprise. All I really know is what I read in the newspaper, and you can't depend on a newspaper to get all the facts."
Chuck and Sally Heath chose normal names for their children: Charles, Sarah, Heather and Molly. The new trend for weird names is not going to skip a generation, as Chuck Heath is now the proud great-grandfather of Trig and Tripp.
Maybe Sarah could include a chapter in her book explaining this interesting family quirk...