I love this woman! She came out and knocked the pants off of everybody and knocked Obama off his self-built elitist pedastal – loved her little line about Obama having to pack up his styrofoam columns and take them back to Hollywood. I loved the fact that she had notes up there at the podium with her despite knowing the elite and Obama-loving media will put her down for it. Go ahead, media, keep it up. You’ll just rouse the troops even more. This woman is like us and we love her for it. Sarah Palin was no-nonsense and spoke directly to the American people as if she was sitting across from us at the dinner table. I actually believe a politician now when I am promised something. She has reformed Alaska and she is going to do her best to reform Washington. I bet Nancy Pelosi is just fuming on her leather couch there in San Francisco cursing the fact that she didn’t have to fear that Hillary Clinton would be queen bee, but that Sarah Palin will now be queen bee. The kind of bee that leads a hive instead of leaving it stagnant. Sarah Palin leads a state that gives her a 87% approval rating, while Pelosi leads a Congress with a 9% approval rating. Who do you want in charge of the Congress, America – someone like Biden who will bring more of the same or a real person of change, Sarah Palin?
Despite the fact that the past week must have been a whirlwind for the Palin family, they all looked great tonight and I really enjoyed watching the youngest daughter getting into the moment telling her siblings to stand up when Sarah was introducing them. And of course there was sweet little Trig who Cindy McCain held for a good part of the evening. This is the American family that the media has laid bare for us in hopes of diminishing them, but it didn’t work. We hoid them dear because they are just like us with struggles we all face. The media has no other choice but to attack them because an Obama/Biden ticket doesn’t hold a candle to a McCain/Palin ticket.
So let’s get to the juicy parts of the speech. Some were ruined ahead of time because the media just had to scoop them and so Fox News revealed some of them before the speech. Shame on the media again. I’m disappointed in Fox because they took the real zing out of some of the zingers. One of those zingers was this:
“I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town,” she said. “Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess, I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.”
And there was this one-liner referring back to Obama’s “secret” comments about us bitter Americans: “We prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and the other way in San Francisco.” Sarah hasn’t been a part of Washington and that is so refreshing. She herself even said, “I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly, these last few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But … here’s a little news flash for 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.”
Our founding fathers were made of the same stuff. They were not career politicians more concerned with re-election. They cared about the people. They were the voice of the people. As Sarah reminded us over and over again, the liberals want to take more of our money away and make the government bigger. That ultimately takes away our freedom. She wants families to have more of their money, the freedom to choose what schools educate our children and the freedom to be the best America we can be.
One of Obama’s themes besides “change” has been “hope”. We’ve seen where the hope will come from and that is from a ticket that has Palin on it. I have hope again that America can continue to be the great country she is and become even better. I have hope that my freedom won’t be taken away. I have hope that Washington will change. My faith has been restored. I know that McCain and Palin are not miracle workers. These changes are going to take time and cooperation. We the people will have to support them by sending more people to Washington that will do the right thing – the things that the Constitution dictates. We must sacrifice to get off of foreign oil. If we all work together then true change can start and if we do things right it will continue. But if we continue to let the Hollywood elite and the media dictate who should run the country and tell us what opinions we should have and if people decide to let the government do for them rather than people getting up and doing the work themselves we will continue to be entrenched. If we let liberals take over the three levels of government, then we might as well get out our red flags now because we will become a Fascist country.
So Sarah Palin didn’t screw up like the media had hoped. She wasn’t as eloquent as Obama can be with a teleprompter or as rousing, but she gave us straight talk. She was honest and gregarious. And for her first time before a national audience and under the pressure of giving probably the most important vice-presidential acceptance speech ever, she did fantastic and I couldn’t be prouder! Bravo, Sarah!