Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin's speech

I decided to live-blog the the last five minutes of Palin's speech:
Just one mean put down of Obama after another.

For example: "There are politicians who use change to promote their careers, and politicians who promote their careers to enable change."

Mean and spiteful. McCain deserves better than having someone like this as his running mate. Watching to her speak is as bad as listening to a Fox News anchor.

Now she is talking about evil and overcoming evil. Don't go there Sarah.

"Join our Cauuuse and help America elect the next president of the United States."

Don't think so.
Perhaps the worst speech I have ever heard.

Update: The only policy in the speech was some oilman talk about drilling and pipelines, warrior talk about winning in Iraq, plus a nod to alternative energy and a promise not to raise taxes. If something was said about health care, I missed it. The strategy is to divide: it's rural America against urban America. I learned from Sarah Palin that rural Americans are actually better people. Palin said she was proud of being "an average hockey mom." The unspoken assumption seems to be that Americans want to follow someone who is average.

Update 2: It seems to me the Republicans have really gone the extra mile to alienate urban American voters in their enthusiastic embrace of Sarah Palin.


  1. Agreed - disgusting. all attacks from Sarah Barracuda. Since when is community organizing a sin?

  2. Not to mention the numerous, blatant lies. I guess the McSame campaign thinks that, since the lies worked for George Bush twice, they'll work again. How does that saying go?

    Fool me once, can't get fooled again?

  3. Since when is community organizing a sin?

    Yes. Palin mocked Obama's decision to go into community service after graduating from Harvard Law School.

    Here is the the whole quote:

    "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

  4. Everyone, including Obama camp, appreciated the speech. Just Andrew Sullivan and you didn't.
    Really, your blog is great when you talk about Asia.

  5. LOVED IT!! Her speech was great along with the delivery - can't wait to see more... To each their own - I guess. That's what makes this country great.

  6. I thought she was at least honest .
    which is more then Obama has been with us. regarding something as easily dismissable as his citizenship.

  7. Paint,

    Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. That makes him an American citizen, and a natural-born-one at that.


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