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Memo To Team Obama

Friday, August 29, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Please keep talking about Sarah Palin’s inexperince in foreign affairs. By reason of just her work with Canada, she’s light years ahead Obama.

BTW, here’s Mitt Romney’s statement:

“Governor Palin’s story is one that all Americans will find inspiring. She’s a Washington outsider with a commitment to the conservative principles that will make our nation stronger. I look forward to campaigning for Senator McCain, Governor Palin and Republicans all across the country.”

Another display of class by the former Massachusetts governor, which should be matched by all of the GOP heavyweights.

UPDATE: Beldar has lots of great posts on Gov. Palin.

New GOP Veep nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and John McCain on Aug 29th (Photo: Matt Sullivan, Reuters, in USA Today)

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An Extraordinary Choice

Friday, August 29, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Pro-life conservatives across the country have to be thrilled with John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as the GOP nominee for Veep. Reformers have to be thrilled. Inside-baseball analysts have to be thrilled.

Jonathan Martin gives the quick run-down of how the MSM will understand Palin:

Palin is a strong conservative, opposing abortion rights and enjoying a life membership in the NRA.

She also has a compelling personal story, having given birth in April to a son, her fifth child, who has Down syndrome. Another son is in the Army and is to deploy to Iraq next month.

Politically, Palin would underline McCain’s reform message and offer him a running mate who could not be, in more ways than one, further from the Beltway.

When the Dems come after Palin for inexperience in foreign affairs, the reply will be obvious –the GOP vice-presidential nominee is as experienced as the Democratic presidential nominee but also has executive decision-making that Obama lacks.

Palin’s tough stance on reform of long corrupt practices is going to give her a very clear advantage over practiced cronyists Obama and Biden.

And she knows the crucial energy issue very, very well, as well as a variety of land-use and property rights issues dear to many in the crucial mountain west.

McCain has turned the race on its head, and if Palin proves to be as able a campaigner as her fans say, GOP and American politics will have been changed in a way that fundamentally celebrates opportunity and talent. What a contrast to Obama’s rhetoric of last night.

Four More Bishops Blast Pelosi

Friday, August 29, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
  • Archbishop Neinstadt of St. Paul, MN
  • Archbishop Gomez and Bishop Contu of San Antonio,
  • Bishop Farell of Dallas, TX
  • Nancy Pelosi has single-handedly energized the Roman Catholic hierarchy into effective action against her attempt to obscure Roman Catholic teaching on the rights of the unborn. In so doing, she has also made it very clear to Mass-attending Catholics that their votes in November are moral acts which their Church considers to be hugely significant. (HT: PowderTracks.)

    I’d like to than the Speaker for raising this issue at this time, and for provoking so many of the bishops to act with such speed and clarity.

    And kudos to Archbishop Chaput for leading the way on Monday. For a complete explanation of the Church’s teaching on the political responsibilites of the faithful, get the archbishop’s new book, Render Unto Caesar.

    Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life

    Not. Credible.

    Friday, August 29, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

    Put aside all the theatrics of the night, however over the top. Obama sunk his own speech when he began to talk of how he would confront Russia and defeat al Qaeda.

    He doesn’t have the qualifications to run a battalion, much less the entire military. No corporation would make Obama CEO, and few states would elect him governor on his resume. It is all talk, all wind.

    The idea of Obama defining American policy vis-a-vis Putin or Ahmadinejad is at best, deeply disturbing.

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