Thursday, September 4, 2008

She's like a moose going after a cabbage !

'She's like a moose going after a cabbage'
Still wearing his blue Postal Service uniform after a long shift, David Parcha, 47, told The Times: "I've seen this coming for four years, man. When she was inaugurated as governor of Alaska, I told my teenage sons, 'go to the ceremony, this is going to be historic.'"  Meanwhile, at a table directly underneath one of the TVs, Lu Sackett, 70, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the image of a grizzly bear and a floppy hat decorated with flag pins waved his burger in appreciation when Palin laid into the Democrats' tax plans.  "She's like a moose going after a cabbage," he marvelled.
This from the Timesonline UK..... MORE


Sarah Palin. Click image to expand.
Drill, baby, drill. Sarah Palin was relentless in her speech Wednesday night. She drilled Barack Obama, elites, San Francisco, the press, and civil libertarians. She even went after Michelle Obama. And she did it all with a smile and a little mischief. Republicans have been flummoxed because Obama seems untouchable, but Palin may have found an effective way to criticize him—while becoming an elusive target in her own right. Want to call her shrill? Go ahead. There are a lot of women like her who vote and who might be listening............It was clear Palin was having fun, and it's hard to have fun if you're scared or a lightweight. She had command, the same quality people attributed to Obama in 2004. Yes, she had speechwriters and she knows how to read a teleprompter. But there are plenty of politicians who've had great speeches and years of practice and still need lots of help. (One of them, actually, is Palin's running mate.)
The biggest target of Palin's succession of happy little kicks in the groin, of course, was Barack Obama. She painted him as a vapid, self-obsessed fog machine of words. He was on a "journey of personal discovery," whereas McCain was running for office to serve. She made fun of his presidential seal, his two memoirs, and, most pointedly, his remarks at a San Francisco fundraiser. "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 message was clear: Who is this guy? When she said that people in small towns are "always proud of America," it was clear she was referring to Michelle Obama's claim that for the first time she was proud of her country. (Laura Bush let Michelle Obama off the hook, but Palin won't. That's the difference between first ladies and Iron Ladies, I suppose.)   MORE....
Thursday, September 4th 2008, 4:00 AM  NY Daily News
Seldom has a candidate more jolted a political campaign than Sarah Palin has - simply by joining John McCain's ticket.
She has energized the Republican base, as is electrifyingly clear from the rapturous reception she got at the GOP convention.
She has ignited a heated debate over gender roles, family values and readiness for presidential service, as basically everyone in Americaknows.
And Wednesday night she made a dynamite debut before a national audience, at once a folksy voice of small-town America, a skewering, humorous critic of Barack Obama and an engaging cheerleader for McCain.
Palin moved seamlessly from laugh lines ("You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull - lipstick.") to talking about the perils of relying for oil onIranVenezuela and Russia to zinging Obama.
"Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America ... he's worried that someone won't read them their rights," she asked.
Count this the real how-do-you-do from a woman who burst onto the scene less than a week ago as the hockey mom who became Alaska's governor. And she pulled it off big time.
Until then, everyone had gotten way too up-close-and-personal with the growing Palin family.
The rush to judgment about all things Palin, including the pregnancy of 17-year-oldBristol, has been more revealing about the state of American political debate than about the candidate who triggered the frenzy.
Rousing cheer: How great to have a woman as a vice presidential candidate - one who comes from real America where people pay real bills!  MORE....

Sarah Palin rises above the feeding frenzy

By Boston Herald editorial staff
Thursday, September 4, 2008 -
Sure, American politics is a full-contact sport. But rarely has a candidate been subjected to such a barrage of exposure and vitriol as has Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who had the difficult job last night of reintroducing herself to voters as the Republican party’s vice presidential nominee.
In less than a week, since John McCain introduced this mother of five to the nation, her life, her record, her family - and their every transgression - has been put on the public record, exposed, examined and dissected. No lab specimen has ever been put under the microscope that Sarah Palin has been subjected to.
That she is a gun-toting pro-lifer has raised the ante for liberal Democrats (their brief experiment with a “Big Tent” began and ended with the Denver appearance of pro-life Sen. Robert Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania). Her political career has been denigrated as too dreadfully small town to be of any merit. (So how many people do you suppose Barack Obama represented in the Illinois state legislature a mere four years ago?) And, of course, as a governor she lacks foreign policy experience (not unlike a former governor from Arkansas). That she has dealt with multibillion dollar budgets and the myriad issues and problems of any governor still put her light years ahead of a member of the U.S. Senate who has done what? Been recorded among the “ayes” or “nays.”  MORE...

Sarah Palin's Address to the RNC
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