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Excerpts from the Most Anticipated Speech of This Election Cycle

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Here they are folks, excerpts from Sarah Palin's speech tonight.

"I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids' public education better. When I ran for city council, I didn't need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too. Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

Woot!

"I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I've learned quickly, these past few days, that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country."

Yes!

"Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America's energy problems - as if we all didn't know that already. But the fact that drilling won't solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all. Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we're going to lay more pipelines...build more nuclear plants...create jobs with clean coal...and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources. We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers."

Go, Sarah, go!

"Here's how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change."

I can't wait to see this speech.

Update: I LOVE SARAH PALIN!!!! Her speech left me breathless! I can't believe how well she did with all the pressure and the scrutiny. She delivered in spades. And to those in the mainstream media who were trying to force her off the ticket: NOT A CHANCE! You're all chumps! She and McCain played you!! Ha ha ha! I'm so jazzed right now.

So Wizbang readers, let me know what you thought.


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Comments (66)

When she gave her intro spe... (Below threshold)
Meiji_man:

When she gave her intro speech and gave props to Clinton and Ferraro, I had a Palingasm....

This Speech might just kill me.....

While of course the party s... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

While of course the party should have some say in the speech (it's not her campaign), this seems a bit ridiculous:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2008/09/putting_words_in_palins_mouth.html

Fred Hiatt is not a liberal, so find some other means of sweeping this under the rug.

My God, those are powerful ... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

My God, those are powerful excerpts.

Can we pour some money into cloning technologies so we can get multiple Palins?

I have a serious crush on this outstanding woman, and it ain't just about the looks.

Hyperbullshitist,T... (Below threshold)
Kenny:

Hyperbullshitist,

Thank you for coming by and flinging crap. We get that you hate republicans, conservatives, and can't stand to say anything positive about them. You don't need to endlessly act like a monkey at the zoo.


Kim,

After reading the snippets, I'm even more interested in seeing her speech tonite and contrasting it to Obama and Bidens.

Time for more popcorn.

I loved the 'community orga... (Below threshold)
apb:

I loved the 'community organizer' slag; Obomber's a worthless product of the worst aspects of a single-party state.

Obomber owes his ass to the Daley clan and Cook county, and they'll get their tribute if he's elected; that means the rest of the Nation can suffer what we suffer in Obamastan - crappy schools; crappy roads; graft, corruption, and out-of-control growth of worthless government jobs given to family; pols progeny placed on the ballot and actually elected.

Not to say that the dhims in Obamastan are stupid, but they DID elect Obomber and actually support morons like Meeks. What a bunch of morons...

Can we pour some money i... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Can we pour some money into cloning technologies so we can get multiple Palins?

So they can clone more speechwriters?

Tingles, up and down my leg... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Tingles, up and down my leg!

Brian and Hyper, do you ... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Brian and Hyper, do you reeeeeeaaaaaaallllllllly wanna go there?

The gift that keeps on giving.

Kenny, Rick Davis stated fo... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Kenny, Rick Davis stated for a bunch of reporters that her speech needed to be rewritten for her, as the original draft was written before she was selected. She. Didn't. Write. It. Not her words. Not her ideas. But go on, keep fawning, whatever makes you feel good about this joke of a ticket you're stuck with.

Brian -It doesn't ... (Below threshold)
apb:

Brian -

It doesn't appear that more speechwriters will be necessary...both Palin and McCain speak well off the cuff - vastly different from stutterin'-O and slow Joe.

I can't wait to see Obomber and Biden eviscerated in debates...

To call this the "most anti... (Below threshold)
tom jones:

To call this the "most anticipated" speech is about as ludicrous as saying palin is "qualified" or that she has "family values". All of which is demonstrably false.


I wonder is she going to keep lying and say she was against the bridge to nowhere? Will she admit she wants creationism in school or that achild raped by their father should be forced by the state to have the baby? Will she explain why she is stonewalling the Alaska ethics commission? Will she explain how abstinence only is working in her family?

If not, the speech is of no relevance to the American people.

hypergirl -In read... (Below threshold)
apb:

hypergirl -

In reading the snippets, Palin's walked that walk. Stutterin'-O's done NOTHING. The clown hasn't finished a year of his Senate seat, as HE HAD PROMISED to those of us stuck in Obamastan.

Stutterin'-O's a fraud of the highest caliber...the telling difference will be in off-the-cuff response. Palin can present her ideas; stutterin'-O can't string two coherent phrases together.

Stutterin'-O's the one who NEEDS a speechwriter.

The saddest thing, I think,... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

The saddest thing, I think, about the Palin pick is the level of hate the left has risen to lately. We saw it in '04, but I was hoping it wouldn't be that bad this time around.

I can tell you one thing Pr... (Below threshold)
tom jones:

I can tell you one thing President Obama has done that Ms Bridge to Nowhere has not. He got the most votes to be President of my country. This backwoods trailer trash received 0 votes.

I really, really, really ho... (Below threshold)

I really, really, really hope that she delivers that "community organizer" line -- it's gold.

Palin Power!

Sorry, Tommy -Back... (Below threshold)
apb:

Sorry, Tommy -

Back to Wales with you. Obomber hasn't received any votes for prez yet - if you don't know the difference between primaries and general elections, you're beyond help...

....But here's a lit... (Below threshold)
Mark S.:

....
But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion -
....

I had to just about die laughing if the second quote is what actually comes out during the speech.. cause dick morris was just talking with o'reilly and said he didn't expect them to attack the media..and O'Reilly just about kow-towed to him in agreement

Apb,this from the ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Apb,

this from the group who isnt sure if there are 57, or 60 US states.

In 04, I found hard to believe the Dims found a bigger dolt than gore. This year, its hard to believe they found someone less qualified than kerry.

Geraldine Ferraro was right!

hyperbolist.. .... (Below threshold)
Larry:


hyperbolist.. .

Your ignorance is obvious. Have you EVER listened to one of Palin's speeches before? She does a darn good job all on her own.

NOW, she is expected to toe the McCain line, which ALL VP nominees have to do, including BIDEN. So she gets a draft that she then reworks into her own language and adds/subtracts according to her own personality and attitudes.

Obama does the same thing.

Exactly.the.same.thing.

Nobody at the national level has time to write their own speech without help, period and again INLUDING OBAMA.

Get it? Do you understand what I just said or do I need to dumb it down for you. Sheesh...

Ok, I vented.

"Here's how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change."

Everyone is going to have their own favorite line, the one above is mine, all mine, slobber, drool; ACK, I am acting like Keith Olberman worshiping at Obama's feet.

tom jones:"I can tel... (Below threshold)
cirby:

tom jones:
"I can tell you one thing President Obama has done that Ms Bridge to Nowhere has not. He got the most votes to be President of my country."

Actually, he hasn't.

He got the most votes to be the NOMINEE of one political party. Unless you count the prearranged votes he's going to get from the graveyards and mortuaries of Illinois...

apb, "hypergirl"? What are ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

apb, "hypergirl"? What are you, thirteen years old?

Nobody who knows anything about politics thinks that politicians write their own speeches, but they usually have input. Davis' statements to the press seem to imply that Palin had no such input.

Obama wrote that great speech on race he gave during the primaries. His words.

By the way, what the hell is "Obomber" supposed to mean? It's as funny as it is clever, which is to say, not at all.

"seem to imply that Pali... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"seem to imply that Palin had no such input."

To some they might seem to imply that. Not to everyone.

How exactly does B Hussein ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

How exactly does B Hussein spell ahhhm, or ehhm, or uhhhm, or mmm?

Seems to me, if he was as smart as the looney lying left claims, and wrote his own speeches, he wouldnt have to speak like he has an education not much different than many people like him in the big cities do.

Hussein writes speeches as often as he contributes money to a school named after him in his homeland, or, to his brother, or, to any charities at all. whcih, IS RARELY!

"I guess a small-town ma... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

The problem with being a small-town mayor, she won her 1996 mayoralty contest by 617-413, is that they can be rather well...some of them, small- minded and arbitrary.

Talk about being a new broom, when she was mayor of Wasilla, she seems to have tried to fire nearly every top public official, including the sitting seven year library director for refusing to ban certain books in the public library.

Fortunately, "community anger over Palin's attempt to fire the librarian was apparently intense", forcing Palin to reverse her decision".

Mindful of the adage, "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely", is this someone, who wants to ban books in the public library, (I wonder how she feels about access to political blogs on the internet in the public library), someone we really want to be leading the free world in 2009?

Kenny, Rick Dav... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Kenny, Rick Davis stated for a bunch of reporters that her speech needed to be rewritten for her, as the original draft was written before she was selected. She. Didn't. Write. It. Not her words. Not her ideas. But go on, keep fawning, whatever makes you feel good about this joke of a ticket you're stuck with.

What are Obama's qualifications again?

Tell us exactly what qualifications Obama has that are superior to being a state Governor.

Sarah Palin became Governor of Alaska on December 4, 2006. Barack Obama became U.S. Senator on January 4, 2005. A difference of 334 days. Less than a year.

1) Exactly HOW does that make him more qualified to be President? And she is less qualified to be Vice President?

2) A state Governor is on duty 24/7/365, a U.S. Senator is only on duty when the Senate is in session. How many actual working days has Obama worked as a U.S. Senator?

Ok hyperbolist, gues... (Below threshold)
Larry:


Ok hyperbolist, guess you got it. You also CHOOSE to find something in Davis' comments that wasn't there because you are LOOKING for stuff, anything, to discredit Palin. Got you worried, right?

She has spent two days working on the speech, and if you knew her like the people I have talked to, you would have no doubt she is putting herself into the speech.

Just for the record, I don't like McCain for personal reasons because he went along with putting "Sonny" boy Powell at the FCC. That slimy, hark, spit, ruined the telecoms industry and cost me two businesses I spent years building up. On the other hand, Obama scares the helloutofme, which is a different emotion than dislike.

Does anyone really know how... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Does anyone really know how many days he actually worked as a Senator?

Calling him an empty suit gives real empty suits like Hanoi John a bad name. Kerry really does look like a good candidate, when compared to the token turkey.

His 'present' votes proves he has no conviction, that's inarguable.

Holy smoke, the trolls sure... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Holy smoke, the trolls sure come out when they are nervous.

Makes me smile.

Hey Steve, better wa... (Below threshold)
Larry:


Hey Steve, better watch out, Glenn Greenwald is infectious. You are aware of his lifestyle, right? *grin*

Yep, Palin let it go to her head when she first got the job. And she tried some stuff that didn't work out very well for her. In fact, she got her head handed to her for wanting to ban books and for wanting to fire the town librarian.

She changed her mind on the librarian.

She grew up in the job. She was re-elected. Her current popularity rating in Alaska is 76% and has approached 90% at times.

Frankly, if I can make a point, I would rather have someone who has been in a job where accountability is real and that there are real consequences for decisions, some of which are likely to be dumb ones. Want me to go back in history and pull out dumb decisions every President has made?

The point I want to make is that Palin is a really fast learner. And the Dems know it. And THAT is the reason for their fear.

Steve Crickmore Lo... (Below threshold)

Steve Crickmore

Lord Acton would vote for Palin over Obama in a heartbeat. Your invocation of his most famous quote reminds me of what Disraeli said about Acton, and I'll paraphrase to make it easy for you...

Crickmore swallows the whale of Obama infallabilty but chokes on the gnat of Palin's electability.

Crickmore. .with your comme... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

Crickmore. .with your comments on book banning. .I have to ask. .

where do you stand on the "Fairness doctrine"? On 'Hate speech legislation"?

Hyper, you have proven to m... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Hyper, you have proven to me that you are not very bright. Saying Obama wrote his own speech on race? Yeah, right.

Palin is just scaring the hell out of liberals. ww

Hyperbolist, Some more ques... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Hyperbolist, Some more questions for you.

In 2004, John Edwards was named as Vice Presidential candidate. Edwards had a total of 6 years of experience in politics and elected office.

Barack Obama's was first elected to office in the Illinois State Senate in 1997, he since went on to become a U.S. Senator in 2005. He has a total of 11 years of experience in politics and elected office. A community organizer is NOT a formally elected political position.

Going back to her time on the City Council, she has 16 years of experience in politics and increasing levels of responsibility in various elected offices; City Council, Mayor, Chair of a State Commission, and Governor.

With only 6 years of government service why was John Edwards a suitable person to be a heartbeat away from the President and Sarah Palin is not?

With only 11 years of government service how is Barack Obama more experienced and better prepared for the role of President than Sarah Palin as Vice President?

both Palin and McCain sp... (Below threshold)
Brian:

both Palin and McCain speak well off the cuff - vastly different from stutterin'-O and slow Joe.

Uhhh... yeah.

some quick comments..yes, B... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

some quick comments..yes, Biden still shows some stress in his voice when reading from a prepared speech..but when did making speeches become so important for a national candidate for the Republicans?

Until tonight, I never knew there was a bible belt in Alaska.
In reference to HughS.. regarding British quotations and Palin and the religious right, that comes to mind. which is what was said about Macaulay, "I wish I were as sure of anything as he is everything".

Larry, I`m well aware of Glenn Greenwald's lifestyle, where he spends six months each year in Brazil..I have spent much or most of my last ten years in that country, but we go to different beaches..grin!

Palin read and delivered a good speech but it seemed rather unflattering not to mention Bush or Cheney even once..not much loyalty or gratitude there, after presumably Bush/Cheney put their country first, as well.

I want to see Obama and Bid... (Below threshold)
David:

I want to see Obama and Biden gutted like a dead caribou-western girls kick ass and take names. This was the best speech ever given after the crap dished out this week-I'm pro-choice, but I will punch my ballot so hard for her and McCain, there won't be a hanging chad or even a valid ballot, the hole will be so big! You go girl!

This moment is for Brian: <... (Below threshold)
Krusty Krab:

This moment is for Brian:

Well, you know, my understanding is that, uh, Governor Palin's town of Wasilly [sic] has, uh, 50 employees, uh, uh, we've got 2500, uh, in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. Uh, uh, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. Uh, so I think that, uh, our ability to manage large systems, uh, and to, uh, execute, uh, I think has been made clear over the last couple of years. Uh, and certainly, in terms of, uh, the legislation that I've passed just dealing with this issue post-Katrina, uh, of how we handle emergency management. The fact that, uh, many of my recommendations were adopted and are being put in place, uh, as we speak indicates to extent to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.

This is a little quick-thinking ditty from Um-bama. Guess the correct number of "ums" and win valuable prizes.

I understand by comparison ... (Below threshold)
Krusty Krab:

I understand by comparison to Um-bama's campaign, there are 50,000 employees, an actual military, two neighboring countries and an $11 billion budget for the state of Alaska.

And you want this goof ball to be your president, why?

Kim -"And to th... (Below threshold)

Kim -

"And to those in the mainstream media who were trying to force her off the ticket: NOT A CHANCE!"

Only reason they'd want to force her off would be that she's clearly superior to their preferred candidate - and they don't want the competition.

With their help, Obama MIGHT win against McCain, even with his blazing lack of experience. But against McCain/Palin? Their assistance will have to be a LOT more overt, and when people notice it, all hell's gonna break loose. Newspapers are in decline - ABC, CBS and NBC are losing viewers at an increasing rate - they've got two options. They can either drop the spin and report on REALITY even IF it doesn't match what they want it to be... or die.

Will they commit suicide for Obama? Are they THAT much in the tank for him?

Time will tell.

Awesome speech. My wife who... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

Awesome speech. My wife who never ever has been into elections and politics was getting pumped up listening and watching the Sarah Palin speech. I think this woman is going to have a profound effect this fall on the electorate. I don't the the effects can be measured or even realized yet.

Oh that's good Squishy....<... (Below threshold)

Oh that's good Squishy....

I need a cig....

Hyperbolist - "Kenny, R... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hyperbolist - "Kenny, Rick Davis stated for a bunch of reporters that her speech needed to be rewritten for her, as the original draft was written before she was selected. She. Didn't. Write. It. Not her words. Not her ideas. But go on, keep fawning, whatever makes you feel good about this joke of a ticket you're stuck with."

I think I feel safe is saying and speaking for most here, we are tired of your crap. Period.

With that out of the way, name me one single candidate running for any major political office that hasn't had their speech written for them?

Secondly, what in the speech varied from what is known of Palin's beliefs and stance on issues?

And finally, grab your modem & mouse and trot yourself back over the northern border and lick your many wounds received over the ADSCAM scandal that resulted in the Liberal Party of Canada and then government of Prime Minister Paul Martin getting wiped off the political landscape because of corruption.

The lame-streamers are</... (Below threshold)
Willie, every single one of... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Willie, every single one of your posts supports my assertion that you are incapable of contributing an iota of substance to any discussion, heated argument, or apparently even post-speech hate-on-liberals high-five session. Here's your comment: "You're an idiot, I don't believe Obama wrote that speech (just because), and liberals are scared." I'm glad you shared that, it gives other people lots to think about and adds more depth to the debate on the qualifications of the politicians at the top of each ticket.

Anyway, Obama did write his famous speech on race. Nobody has ever asserted anything credible to the contrary, though you can show me links that prove otherwise and I'll read them. On the other hand, Rick Davis told reporters that her speech (written before she was even on the ticket) had to be reworked to make it less masculine. Good for her for being able to read, though. Good for her for convincing the conservative base that as a conservative she's a good Vice Presidential candidate. You guys like her so much that you're going to vote for the Republican presidential candidate--what a wizard that Sarah Palin is, getting the right wing to commit to the Republican Party! Geez, she just took the wind right out of Bob Barr and Ron Paul's sails.

Anyway, Obama did ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Anyway, Obama did write his famous speech on race.

And Obama also wrote a book, and in that book he referred to his grandmother as a "typical white person" because she was afraid to give a stranger money. What is your point, hyperbolist? Was Palin supposed to sway the right against her? There are also democrats voting for her. You're right there isn't much going on in your neck of the woods, so you have to come to an American blog just to state obvious truths as if they're enlightening, with a touch of sarcasm. Isn't it your beddy-bye, yet?

Kewpie doll to the first ra... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

Kewpie doll to the first raving moonbat to recognize what Ben Stein was first famous for... and here's a hint. It wasn't for "Beuller. Beuller. Beuller."

That's right. He was a speechwriter and lawyer for NIXON. Fricken NIXON. That's 40 something years ago!!! Speechwriters for national political figures is nothing new. So she didn't write the speech. Neither did Obama in his acceptance speech. So fricken what.

Is that REALLY the best you have to try to take her down a notch? Pretty weak.

hyper - "Anyway, Obama ... (Below threshold)
marc:

hyper - "Anyway, Obama did write his famous speech on race. Nobody has ever asserted anything credible to the contrary,"

And neither have you. Considering you brought it into the conversation it would be most appropriate that YOU provided linked proof of the claim.

You will excuse me if I maintain my normal respiration rate while waiting won't you?

Hey Hyperbolist, great job ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Hey Hyperbolist, great job of parroting the Dem talking points. As I flipped through the channels I kept hearing the same theme over and over "It was a good speech but she didn'nt write it" Finally, one of the CNN tlking heads asked why they kept repeating that charge but didn't make the same charge against any of the male speakers who also didn't write their own speech. Nobody answered because nobody wanted to admit that they were parrots not pundits.

So they can clone more s... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

So they can clone more speechwriters?

Sure...Obama could certainly use one desperately.

He got the most votes to... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

He got the most votes to be President

Did we all fall asleep and it's suddenly November? Don't count your coming-home-to-roost chickens yet, buddy.

It's as funny as it is c... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

It's as funny as it is clever, which is to say, not at all.

Good, now you understand the rolled eyes we give when one of your lot rolls out another Bush-Chimp-McHalliburton trope.

Hey Steve, better watch ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Hey Steve, better watch out, Glenn Greenwald is infectious. You are aware of his lifestyle, right?

Which of the many "Glenn/Ellenburg/Greewald" sockpuppets are we talking about here?

My response to the leftist ... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

My response to the leftist trolls is simple. I've done something I never did in my life before, I donated to a Presidential campaign.

I will also be volunteering my time to help McCain/Palin defeat Obama in November. Congratulations, guys, you've been inspiring.

I'll be interested in how m... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I'll be interested in how much of a gain in the McCain/Pallin coffers has been made, because this is the underlying fear from the Democrats. Pallin may have woken the indifferent giant of the conservative base.

James, I'm more libertarian... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

James, I'm more libertarian (small-l, not loony big-L) than anything else, and to me McCain and Palin represent the best of what the U.S. has to offer in leadership, conservative at heart, dedicated to service, and inspirational.

What a great speech. What a... (Below threshold)

What a great speech. What an amazing woman. The only thing annoying was how the democrat talking heads acted surprised that she fought back. Conservatives and Libertarians have been beaten over the head long enough without fighting back. I'm so glad The Baracuda is on our side... and she IS fighting back!

Never been prouder to be a beautiful, intelligent, strong woman.

Quick research and I learne... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

Quick research and I learned something new tonight. Judson T. Welliver is considered to be the first "official" speechwriter, on the payroll with actual duties, used by a president.

Kewpie doll to the first slathering moonbat to figure out the prez.

That's right. It was Calvin Coolidge, 80 something years ago. Nothing new. Again, is that REEEALLY the best retort you have?!?! Really?

Brian:I can understa... (Below threshold)
ThomasJackson Author Profile Page:

Brian:
I can understand how you feel about the Dalibama having risen steadily through the ranks of the Daley machine and having befriended terrorists, racists, felons and communists I can empathize with your decision to support the Dalibama.

But tell us exactly why you support a man who best most substantive answer to date on the campaign was that "it was above his pay grade."

The difference between Obama and Osama is just a little bs.

Hyper want me to provide pr... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Hyper want me to provide proof that a politician didnt' write his own speech? Wow! Simply wow!

The speech writers wrote about Palins's experience, special needs children, pipelines and energy issues, the elite media, etc. BEFORE Palin was chosen. They are more than speech writers, they are seer's. ww

The whole "she didn't write... (Below threshold)
Eric:

The whole "she didn't write her speech" is a Dem Talking Point. The first official response out of the Obama campaign listed the fact that she didn't write the speech, immediately after the speech all of the various pundits on CNN, Fox and MSNBC commented about how she didn't write the speech. Amazing coincidence there.

I saw both Brit Hume on Fox and one of the CNN talking heads catch that and question why they were repeating that same phrase and why they only raised that as a concern about her and nobody else.

One of the talking heads read some of the Dem Talking Points right off his Blackberry, and one was that the speech was "snide". A few minutes later as I flipped through the channels I started hearing different reporters on different channels using the word "snide" to describe the speech, as if that was their own opinion.

Then Harry Reid sent in his response, and he called the speech "shrill". A few minutes later on different channels the word "shrill" started popping up.

The best exchange about the word "shrill" came between Campbell Brown and Paul Begala. Campbell Brown said that she and some of the other women took some offense at the word "shrill" because it is a derogatory word only used against women. Paul Begala started defending the word and started using it.

If that word had been used in connection with Hilary he would have been livid.

It was a great speech. I'v... (Below threshold)

It was a great speech. I've read where liberals are saying it was "sarcastic", "snide", and "shrill". After what's been said about her since last Friday, and the accusations McCain didn't vet her well enough...well, what the hell did they expect? All sweetness and light? They got the snide right back at them, and rightfully so.

I also listened to a local FM light rock radio station here this morning with a couple of nitwit FM morning show talking heads on saying, "I don't know what to do, I didn't learn anything about her. I know she's a pit bull with lipstick." As if, in a 30 minute speech to the Republican National Convention, she's supposed to lay out everything she believes in so she can convince them she's the right choice? Yeah, right. That's what the debates are for...and so is the internet. I guess some people are too stupid to do their own research.

"She didn't write the speec... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

"She didn't write the speech" has got to be the dumbest, most idiotic Dem talking point since... yesterday.

You know what? JFK didn't write his inaugural. Ted Sorrenson (sp?) did. And it was magnificent.

Speech writers write speeches for politicians. So what? Continue on this dumb talking point and you'll beclown yourself even more than you already have.

"She didn't write the sp... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

"She didn't write the speech" has got to be the dumbest, most idiotic Dem talking point since... yesterday.

Ouch. Especially poignant as, though you think the assertion would be preposterous, it also happens to be true.

Strong, confident and full ... (Below threshold)
Beth:

Strong, confident and full of humor means shrill?

The speech was smart and tough. She has done more in her years as governor than many of the people have done in Congress. McCain and Palin take action to actually get something done.

I am tired of hearing all the bickering and no one doing anything. Palin listens to the people, not the politicians. I want my voice heard and being from the midwest in a small town I'm pretty sure it won't be heard if the other ticket wins.

And Obama pretending to only raise taxes on the rich while creating a bunch of new business taxes seems sneaky. As someone recently said, that only matters if you buy from a business, work at a business, live near a business. When corporations lose money it is the workers and the buyers that usually pay the difference.

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hyperbolist:

Hey, I never said it was a bad speech. It was pointed and focused. Good for her for being able to read it with conviction. And judging by how pumped up everybody here is, seems it was exactly the political Viagra that McCain's campaign needed. It's a race again! (Well, we'll see after the 3-day rolling polls are in, but it's safe to say that Obama likely lost some or all of his 8 point margin.)

As to the comment about how I'm probably upset about the Liberal government in Canada losing power because of a (gasp!) hundred million dollar scam (stated in a Dr. Evil voice), that's a pretty stupid assumption. I don't like our Conservative Prime Minister but I'd prefer him to the Liberal and New Democrat who will be running against him. While he has a hate on for urban Ontario and Quebec, and has zero charisma, he is nevertheless a competent policy wonk, and in the States he'd be considered a socialist. Thanks for your concern, though!

hyper - "Thanks for you... (Below threshold)
marc:

hyper - "Thanks for your concern, though!"

AS you have done to so many that have authored or commented here you have misjudged my concern or intent.

It only lays in the fact I would love nothing better than to see you flee back across your border and concern yourself with a place where your opinions and VOTE will actually matter.

But that will never happen, at least not until you finally go over the line and get shit canned by Thor's Hammer.




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