Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Excerpts From Sarah Palin's Speech Tonight...

Here are a few gems...

On her experience as a public servant:

"I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids’ public education better. When I ran for city council, I didn’t need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too. 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 a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities."

On why she is going to Washington, D.C.:

"I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly, these past 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 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."

On energy policies that the McCain-Palin administration will implement:

"Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems - as if we all didn’t know that already. But the fact that drilling won’t solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all. Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more more nuclear plants...create jobs with clean coal...and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources. We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers."

On John McCain:

"Here’s how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change."

You go, Sarah..take it to 'em!


Anonymous said...

This is going to make things difficult for Hillary Clinton's female supporters, as Sarah Palin is almost the complete political antithesis of Mrs. Clinton.

Do they continue their support for McCain and vote for a VP who is opposed to their fondest political beliefs or switch back to Obama?

Anonymous said...

Hillary's female supporters were going to go for Obama any way. There was no way they were ever going to go for the Repubican ticket. The Palin nomination was done in an attempt to reassure the so called "base" and to energize them behind the Republcian candidate. Getting Hilliary's female supporters was only a factor is McCain is dumb enough to think Mrs. Clinton's female supporters would ever vote for him.

So far the Palin pick has served to energize the base. The pick will probably cost Mr. McCain some along the center of the electorate but it has gained him support among the "base." The internal polling his campaign no doubt does must indicate that the candidate has solid enough support among "moderates" and "independents" that he could pick someone like Ms. Palin. It remains to be seen whether or not the strategy will work but it is exceedingly unlikely that this was done in attempt to court Mrs. Clinton's female supporters.