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Governor Palin Rocks!

Posted: 4 Sep 2008 in Politics
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Just listened to her speech. This woman didn’t hold back any punches. Wow. Absolutely wonderful.

I heard the left gasp and groan as their knees buckled from the onslaught of Sarah-Cuda.

Here’s the transcript: NPR

A few snippets:

A writer observed: “We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity.” I know just the kind of people that writer had in mind when he praised Harry Truman.

I grew up with those people.

They are the ones who do some of the hardest work in America who grow our food, run our factories and fight our wars.

They love their country, in good times and bad, and they’re always proud of America. I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town…

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…

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. I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening…

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…

I think the left is in agony today. They just realized that their dream of the Obamasiah waltzing into the Whitehouse unopposed has come to an end. The fact that she pointed out his absolute lack of executive experience, I think, hurt him bad. America’s soccer moms have just been enlisted into the GOP.

Ann Coulter has a good take on Sarah Palin:

THE BEST MAN TURNED OUT TO BE A WOMAN

John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate finally gave Republicans a reason to vote for him — a reason, that is, other than B. Hussein Obama.

The media are hopping mad about McCain’s vice presidential selection, but they’re really furious over at MSNBC. After drawing “Keith + Obama” hearts on their denim notebooks, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews stayed up all night last Thursday, writing jokes about Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the presumed vice presidential pick. Now they can’t use any of them.

So the media are taking it out on our brave Sarah and her 17-year-old daughter.

They claimed Palin was chosen only because she’s a woman. In fact, Palin was chosen because she’s pro-life, pro-gun, pro-drilling and pro-tax cuts. She’s fought both Republicans and Democrats on public corruption and does not have hair plugs like some other vice presidential candidate I could mention. In other words, she’s a “Republican.”

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From Hot Air:

Palin delivers a knockout

Perhaps the media and Democrats would have been better advised to set expectations high for Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech tonight at the Republican convention.  After ridiculing her as a small-town yokel for the better part of three days, Palin would have looked good if she managed to avoid drooling during her speech.  In the event, though, they could have set expectations as high as a Barack Obama acceptance speech, and Palin would still have exceeded them in a tremendous debut on the national stage.

Palin made it clear to the condescending media and her Democratic critics that she is no pushover, no cream puff.  Her nickname, “Sarah Barracuda”, seems a lot more fitting after tonight.  Not only did she defend her small-town upbringing, she attacked Barack Obama on almost every possible front, and for good measure went after Joe Biden and the mainstream media as well.

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From Argghhh!

What I Heard Last Night: Fear and Loathing From the Left

I see we’re all busy to do much posting.

I liked last night for several reasons.  I really liked Giuliani, Huckabee and Romney.  I didn’t like all their policies all that much, but, as speakers with some wit and intelligence, you have to give them kudos in a big way.

I have to admit, I really liked Fred’s speech the other night, too.

Palin was good, but I think she could do better.  I think they actually held her back.  I think it’s one thing they are going to try hard to manage.  They want Palin to be tough and smart, but they don’t want to spoil the “hockey mom” approachability.  In short, they want her to be Hillary lite, smart and articulate, capable of handling power, but still willing to actually bake cookies and trade recipes.  Hillary got branded “angry woman” and everyone remembers the “cook book” fiasco. 

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Over at Jules Crittenden:

Pitbull with Lipstick

Quick Palin roundup starts with Gloucester teen mom’s advice to Bristol Palin, via Boston Herald: “She needs to hold her head up.”

A teen mom from Gloucester – the seaside city thrust into the international spotlight for its high school baby mamas – is urging pregnant 17-year-old Bristol Palin to “hold her head up” – and praising John McCain for standing by his running mate’s family.

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Great article over at the American Thinker:

Palin Rules, Libs Drool

A couple of hours before Sarah Palin rocked the house in St. Paul last night, I caught a few minutes of Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Sally Quinn, who is front and center among the female media elites chastising Sarah Palin for her supposed inability to manage the demands of the Vice Presidency with the role of nurturer in chief among her own brood.

We women are not known for our capacity to mind our own business.

As soon as I saw Sarah Palin take to the podium, though, Quinn and her minions’ disdain for the tough-as-nails-smooth-as-satin Alaskan governor became crystal clear.

They cannot stand her because she easily makes 4 or 5 of them.  Palin is able to accomplish, with one arm seemingly tied behind her back, more real work with less complaint than nearly all the working liberal women in America.  From liberal women, one hears nothing but complaint and woe-is-me tales of how unbearably hard their lives as women have been.

Sarah Palin doesn’t wallow; she doesn’t entertain pity for her lot.

She loves being a woman.  She loves being a mother.  She loves her husband.  She loves America.  And she certainly does not shy from hard work on the people’s behalf.

On those down-to-earth, solid-gold issues Sarah Palin made her speech last night to an all-American embrace that will not be soon forgotten.

Palin rules; Libs drool.

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