I'm really looking forward to Sarah Palin's speech tonight. I'm hoping she comes out blasting, making it crystal clear to all of America that she has the experience, the character, and the guts to be vice president and president if need be. Andrew Malcom at LAT's Top of the Ticket grabbed an exclusive interview with Karl Rove on what Sarah Palin needs to do tonight.
Stephen Hayes reports at The Weekly Standard that John McCain's ready for a fight when it comes to his speech tomorrow night:
John McCain spoke to staff and advisers working in the campaign War Room at the Minneapolis Hilton this afternoon, and forcefully vowed to fight hard to defend his running mate Sarah Palin against attacks from the media and Democrats. "They're not doing right by our vice president, they're not doing right by the American people," McCain said, according to a source in the room. "We're gonna fight back, we're gonna get 'em." McCain pounded his fist into his hand as he spoke, the source said, and made clear that he would be aggressively challenging those who are attacking Palin.
McCain advisers expect that he will address the issue in his speech to the convention tomorrow evening. McCain's campaign has increasingly turned its sights on the media in recent days as journalists continue to probe Palin's personal life and discuss her performance as a mother. McCain is personally offended by the controversy.
I bet he is. He's a man of great integrity.