September 04, 2008

It's Sarah Palin's World, I Just Blog In It

Been too busy with life to blog much lately...

Watched a little convention tonight, my first and only viewing of either convention. No reason to watch tomorrow since Senator McCain won't be able to top this. Peggy Noonan was right, they are going to hate Governor Palin and they have to kill her. Not literally, but the long knives are being honed tonight. I feel bad for what Sarah Palin and her family are going to have to endure. Any chance the angry Left would rather lose an election than their soul?

Mike Huckabee gave a great speech, but I still can't stand his politics. Rudy Guiliani was good, but a little out of control. Best line of the night, though not delivered well, was suggesting Joe Biden get that VP thing in writing. They are making the media the enemy as well. Good.

I read somewhere that Senator Obama has been calculating his moves since college planning to run for President someday. Does anyone think Sarah Palin joined the PTA thinking it was the first step on the road to being president of the United States? Does anyone think she ran for mayor of Wasilla, AK, thinking it was another step towards being president? Does anyone think she ran for governor of Alaska thinking it was a step towards being president? From Alaska? Are you kidding?

It's easy to get sentimental and nostalgic for the great old days of politics that never were, but Governor Palin is about as close as we are likely to get to someone who we need in Washington because getting there has never been her life's goal. I have few illusions about her being something other than a politician, but she does seem to be a lot more grounded and balanced than anyone else I've seen running for President or Vice President in a long, long time.

I think Senator Clinton's political life just flashed before her eyes, she loses now no matter which side wins. Maybe she can sincerely throw her support to Senator Obama now.

I still have reservations about voting for John McCain, but I'm ready to pull the lever for Sarah Palin right now. I will give McCain a lot of credit for picking her and I cannot believe how stupid the Democrats have been and are apparently going to be again tomorrow.

Go ahead, pick on the woman. You don't need the votes of women or the men who are protective of them.

Go ahead, pick on the woman with the four month-old baby with Down's syndrome. You don't need the votes of any families of children with sepcial needs.

Go ahead, pick on the woman who's oldest son is off to Iraq in one week. You don't need the votes of families with fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters in uniform.

Go ahead, pick on the woman who teenage daughter got pregnant out of wedlock. You don't need the votes of single parents or families dealing with teenage pregnancies.

Go ahead, pick on the woman who's husband is a union steelworker. You don't need those union votes.

Is this the beginning of a massive tectonic shift in our politics? Can the cabal of elite media and politicians really be so politically tone deaf as to think they can lay into Sarah Palin and her family with impunity? Their best bet would have been to ignore her or stick to a handful of focus group tested policy issues. Instead this effort to destroy her is going to backfire in a huge way.

I can't wait to see Monday's polls.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 4, 2008 12:09 AM

I was very impressed with Gov Palin's speech. I also heard during lunch that her teleprompter operator messed up and didn't stop during the applause. Last night I didn't notice anything was wrong which just adds to the impressiveness of the speech as she couldn't rely on the teleprompter.

There is so much good hearty substance in her remarks so I'll just mentioned one which shines a spot light on one difference between Obama and Palin.

[Sarah]"And children with special needs inspire a special love.
To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.
I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House."

Special needs children do indeed inspire greater love. Now compare that to Obama who views even healthy babies as a "punishment".

Posted by: Jon at 03:00 PM

I know I said just one... but just like the old potato chip commercial, no one can quote just one Sarah comment. :)

"Our opponents say that drilling alone won't solve all of our energy problems as if we didn't already know that. The fact that drilling won't solve every problem isn't an excuse to do nothing at all."

Loved it; glad someone is finally saying it.

Posted by: Jon at 03:10 PM

Like you said, "...Senator Clinton's political life just flashed before her eyes..." We'll see how things play out, but so far I like what I see...a lot! Ooooooh, barracuda!

Posted by: CC at 11:07 AM

I keep reading about the Obama campaign and its supporters in the MSM being in a tizzy about how to address Sarah. I have the answer for them. They should basically ignore her and concentrate on McCain. Does anyone really believe that McCain can pull off a head-to-head contest with Obama? In order for McCain to avoid being Dole '96, the electorate actually has to pay attention to more than just speech rhetoric, they have to appreciate how the deeds of the man reveal his character. How confident are you that the electorate will spend the time to do that? The wildcard is, of course, Palin. Which is why the Dems should say "she only the VP candidate, McCain is the one who will run things". This is also why the GOP should keep pushing her in front of America as a surrogate for McCain's policies.

Posted by: Jon at 11:14 AM