04 September 2008

Palin Delivers At The Convention


The mainstream media has spent days trying to destroy her. Pundits questioned whether she would whither of deliver with her convention speech. And unless you are an O-drenched MSNBC political correspondent it's hard to argue with the fact that Palin delivered.
Sarah Palin delivered a powerful speech that provided personal bio and political barrages. She kept it real, embracing her small-town heritage while confessing the big-time successes she has had as a reformer. Her are some nuggets from the speech for you to enjoy.

"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."

"Our family has the same ups and downs as any other ... the same challenges and the same joys."

"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."

"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."

"The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of 'personal discovery.' This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer."

"This is a man [Obama] who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word “victory,” except when he’s talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot … when that happens, what exactly is our opponent’s plan?"

"What does he actually seek to accomplish after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet?"

"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."

"He's a man who wore the uniform of this country for 22 years, and refused to break faith with those troops in Iraq who have now brought victory within sight. And as the mother of one of those troops, that is exactly the kind of man I want as commander in chief."


  1. GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

    Like toting an RPG to a knife fight

  2. Khaki Elephant said...

    Ha! Caught your post. Fantastic stuff.

  3. Anonymous said...

    She is a sarcastic puppet who can read a telepromter just like she did as a sportscaster. Let's see what she does without her speech written for her. I am honestly SHOCKED republicans are this excited by this woman. I DO NOT GET IT!!!!!

    McCain one word tonight - BORING.

  4. Khaki Elephant said...

    Anon, since you are perusing political blogs I suspect you keep in tough with the partisan dialogue that is going on for both side. Given your assesment of Palin, I think you understand why Republicans are so shocked by the nomination of Barack Obama. The Dems generally nominate experience governors with a record of accomplishment (for good or ill, depending on your perspective). But Obama is the personification of how you have described Palin. He is elequent when scripted but sounds more like Homer Simpson in a townhall setting. And his 140 days in the senate and 130 or so "present" votes make for a short history of timidity. And yet, he has his own official seal that Dems flock to. Like you, I DO NOT GET IT!!!!!

    As for Palin, I was in her corner as a rising star before he nomination. I know that after several days of relentless attacks liberals expected her to crumble at the convention. It didn't happen. Now Dems expect her to flop at the debates. Great, it sets the bar low. But trust me, you are going to be honestly SHOCKED again. Just ask Frank Murkowski how she dismantled him during debate.