Yesterday Fred Thompson quipped that Sarah Palin was “ the only candidate who knows how to field-dress a moose”. From her remarkable performance tonight, its obvious she also can field-dress a lofty liberal rhetorician and his symbiotic pack media with the same deftness. What a spectacular speech.
Seeing the always funny Rudy Giuliani warm up the crowd, I thought how is Gov. Palin going to top this. But oh, how wrong was I. With an authenticity and wisdom which only a full life can provide, Sarah gave a speech rich with poignancy, wit, wonkishness, and a bit of sarcasm throw in. Her accent, which at first distracts, soon warms the listener with an embrace of an old friend. She, in a word, is a sensation, and the Obama crowd should be very worried.
Anyone who still thinks this was some token female pick for the ticket, simply has their snarky blinders on. Not one of the Republicans candidates this year, (with the exception of possibly Mike Huckabee) could have delivered this speech with the sparkling charm of Palin, while marshaling devastating arguments against the Obama candidacy.
First she dealt with the light work, our pathetic mainstream media which fell over themselves shamelessly sensationalizing her and her daughter’s pregnancy as if they were some sort of lost tribe members of the FLDS Church. No, there’s nothing weird going on here, just families having babies, which actually for much of the elite media might be very odd.
Palin lets them have it.
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. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people.
Ouch. If the grim faces and commentary from the MSNBC crew post-speech is any indicator, they know they’ve been called to the mat by no dim-witted rube as they portrayed Governor Palin all week. Seeing Chris Mathews and Keith Mathews left literally speechless was the perfect wafer-thin mint after a cornacopia of a speech.
And that was just the start of the feast. Governor Palin then took us through her many, many accomplishments, a policy discussion on oil and its critical role in our national security, a tribute to the timber of Senator McCain’s character, and explanation on why he is just the man to lead our country. It was masterful.
But the best part, was the field dressing of the Senator from Illinois.
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. We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.
This is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform, not even in the state Senate.
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 more slice.
This is a man 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 – 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? The answer is to make government bigger .
And yet another hay-maker.
And then this, where I yelled at the screen “Holy [Explitive]!! She’s tearing him to shreds”
My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of “personal discovery.“
Indeed. That pop you just heard was an Alaskan moose-hunter deflating the very puffed up Obama campaign. What a speech, what a woman, what a campaign. Republicans, we have ourselves a leader.