Well, anyone out there who is writing Sarah Palin off as a light-weight and wants to see Sen. Obama in the White House better buckle their chin strap and put on a cup, because whatever you think of her politics, she is no worse than the second best communicator out of the four people running, and she’s going to be number one for a lot of people.
Obama is all cool, Palin is all passion. Barack is Harvard and Columbia; Sarah is home town folk. The Senator holds himself a little above the fray – the Governor body checks. She certainly played no defense last night. Plus, she can tell a joke. (The difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Lipstick.)
You want to know how to make her a genuine America hero? Keep calling her and her family “white trash.” Keep denigrating her experience as a Governor and Mayor. Keep sniggering about how Alaska is really North Alabama. Keep patronizing her as just a PTA president on steroids. Keep comparing her to Dan Quayle. Continue to withhold any props for her successes in a man’s world because her views aren’t consistent with feminist dogma.
Keep doing all those things and she’ll be the most popular woman in America by November 4th and the difference in the election.
Here are some of the better barracudaisms from last night’s speech. You can watch the speech here.
“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.”
“We've all heard his dramatic speeches before devoted followers. And there is much to like and admire about our opponent.
But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform - not even in the state senate.
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.”
“A leader who's not looking for a fight, but is not afraid of one either. Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the current do-nothing Senate, not long ago summed up his feelings about our nominee.
He said, quote, "I can't stand John McCain." Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps no accolade we hear this week is better proof that we've chosen the right man. Clearly what the Majority Leader was driving at is that he can't stand up to John McCain. That is only one more reason to take the maverick of the Senate and put him in the White House. My fellow citizens, 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.”
"And though both Senator Obama and Senator Biden have been going on lately about how they are always, quote, "fighting for you," let us face the matter squarely.
There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you ... in places where winning means survival and defeat means death ... and that man is John McCain."