I’m watching the Palin speech right now… WOW! This chick is rockin’. Palin hit Obama again and again with her wit, sharp tongue, and best of all – substance. When I first heard of Sarah Palin – it was when McCain annouced her as his VP pick. My reaction was the same as most of you – Sarah who? The news media frenzy that ensued was staggering! I found out that she has a pregnant daughter out of wed lock! AND that her husband got a DUI twenty years ago! I learned about how she is accused of firing the Public Safety Commissioner because he wouldn’t fire her ex-brother-in-law. I was most concerned when I heard she was cited with “Fishing without a license“! Amazing!
Well, if you can forgive her of the wanton disregard for the laws of fishing… you might find this was a great move by John McCain. Until last Friday, the media continued to tell us that we had the chance to make history with our vote in November. Obama was “the fullfillment of Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech” according to the media and a vote for him was a historic vote. A vote for McCain was not only voting for another four years of old white guys running things – it was border-line racist.
BUT… after the Palin Pick, it’s no longer a historic vote – its an historic election. Either way you vote, you are a part of history! Now, we can stop focusing on the color of skin, and start to focus on the actual canidates!
Mrs Palin was charismatic, energetic, and enjoyable. Her ability to give a speech that kept the audience involved matched or surpased that of Obama, not to mention that she is easy on the eyes as we used to say back home in North Carolina. My favorite quote from the night – “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“.