England’s The Sun: “Why Sarah has the X appeal.”
Suggested opening line for her speech Wednesday night:
“Thank you very much. My family and are great. Don’t worry about us. Worry about the country if Barack Obama is elected president never having run so much as high school car wash.
Another from the avalance of e-mails:
Thanks for all the great work you do in defending the truth (in politics and otherwise). I really appreciate your show and I listen to it as often as I can. I also talk it up to everyone I know…so that’s some good PR for you! I am sending this e-mail in response to your discussion this afternoon regarding young people (in particular, women) and their response to Sarah Palin. I am a conservative 25 year old female from St. Paul, Minnesota and I am PUMPED about Palin as the Republican VP! I love the fact that she embodies nearly everything that the leftists want to eradicate from our great country.
In my opinion, the thing that makes Sarah Palin such a sticky VP is the fact that she is an authentic woman and a true public servant. When I say “authentic” I am referring to the convictions that make up who she is – the value of the family unit, her belief in the right to life, the need for justice & truth in politics and her faith in a loving God — these are the values and beliefs that are always true and never fail. These are the same values that inspired the women of the past to fight for the right to vote. These same principles that motivated women to make sacrifices for our country, go to work & support their families while their fathers, husbands, brothers and sons gave their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. These are the same values that are at the core of our very existence and they should and will never be eradicated from the great USA as long as there are men like John McCain and women like Sarah Palin to lead the way!
I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of this historical election and I’m going to spread the word as much as possible!! Go McCain/ Palin!
Incredible. Barack Obama snarls at the growing recognition that Governor Palin’s executive experience –as governor and oil and gas commissioner as well as in local government–by noting that his experience running a campaign for 18 months is what makes him more qualified than Palin.
First of all, Obama is running for president not vice president.
Second, did he think we wouldn’t notice that all the time he’s been running for president, Governor Palin has been running Alaska?
Finally, Obama struts his management of 2,500 employees and a budget of $30 million-plus in July.
Alaksa’s budget is more than 11 billion, and the state employs 15,000 people. (HT: Byron York via the New York Times.)
Palin wins the side-by-side easily, and of course Obama is running against McCan.
On Sunday I wrote about the advantages that a decade’s service as a small town city council member and mayor would provide Governor Palin the campaign ahead and as vice president.
This morning I looked up the August 2008 agenda of the Wasilla City Council and, not surprisingly, found there the myriad of issues that thousands of city councils deal with every month –annexations. leases, the use of forfeiture funds, historical preservation commissions, ec etc etc. Nothing glamorous. Certainly nothing worthy of an address to the world in Berlin. Just the ordinary but improtant work of local government.
These sorts of issues play out on small stages, certainly, but they represent real decisions with real impact on individuals and communities. The skills sets developed and honed in this setting though very real do not impress the Beltway bigs, and the Manhattan media elite has been choking back laughter since Governor Palin’s selection was announced (and this though hardly any of them could read an oil lease much less review one). Every small town official and employee has got to hear this in the reporting and regardless of party, understand the contempt behind this coverage.
The elitism embedded in all of the attacks on Governor Palin is becoming more and more obvious and is itself beginning to add to the fuel behind the Palin breakout. The collision between elites and ordinary citizens is unfolding at a very rapid pace, and the spirit of reform and change isn’t with the elites or their chosen candidate.