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Always proud of America!

Yes, we are, Governor Palin, always proud.  The crowd shouts “USA.”

Now, a few delegates shout, “Hockey Mom.”

The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?  Lipstick.

It’s not easy to live-blog this, so captivated am I. I think she’s doing what she needed to do tonight.  But, maybe I’m reflecting (drawing from?) the energy in this auditorium.  It’s intense, even this far up, I can feel it.



  1. From the view of a solo-watcher: Palin provided more than enough of her own energy, but I bet it was even sweeter to watch in person.

    Comment by anonnemo — September 3, 2008 @ 11:36 pm - September 3, 2008

  2. And I loved the lead-in by Giuliani. Future Homeland Security Director under McCain, perhaps?

    One can always dream.

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 3, 2008 @ 11:51 pm - September 3, 2008

  3. I notice that at the Republican convention, the crowd shouts “U-S-A!” Whereas at the DNC, they shouted “O-ba-ma!”

    A very telling difference.

    Comment by V the K — September 4, 2008 @ 5:03 am - September 4, 2008

  4. I loved when they would say “… country first” It had a nice rhytm (i could never spell that)

    Comment by Vince P — September 4, 2008 @ 6:48 am - September 4, 2008

  5. can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

    Comment by michael — September 4, 2008 @ 7:30 am - September 4, 2008

  6. How do you reconcile her patriotism with her husband’s enrollment in the Alaskan Independence Party whose founder Joe Vogler stated: “I’m an Alaskan, not an American. I’ve got no use for America or her damned institutions.”

    Although Sarah Palin was not herself enrolled in the party, in addtion to her husband’s not to distant membership she has spoken at party events. Of course, I am certain if Michelle Obama was enrolled in a Black secessionist party, you would agree that topic should be off limits.

    From a group that despises affirmative action, you seem to have no trouble with McCain picking someone as VP solely based on her gender. Even, GPW’s “Athena”, Peggy Noonan is recorded off camera, but unknowingly still with the sound on saying McCain’s choice was a disaster.

    Comment by brendan — September 4, 2008 @ 11:52 am - September 4, 2008

  7. The AIP thing is only a big deal to Obamunists. Personally, I think the people of Alaska have legitimate complaints at the way the collectivist Democrats in Washington have blocked their state from developing its natural resources, blocked its economic development, and prevented it from raising the living standards of their people.

    The AIP is an outgrowth of those legitimate grievances. And unlike Barack Obama’s buddies in the Weather Underground, the AIP has never bombed the Pentagon, never bombed the Capitol, and never killed anyone.

    Comment by V the K — September 4, 2008 @ 12:01 pm - September 4, 2008

  8. Or is the right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances another part of the Constitution Obamunists are not comfortable with?

    Comment by V the K — September 4, 2008 @ 12:03 pm - September 4, 2008

  9. First the term “obamunist” is not an argument, it is instead just a slur to prevent rationale argument. (remember your host’s plea–“why do they respond to what they think we say and not what we say” or something like that).

    Of course people have the right to petition the govt. for change. But this party’s goal is to secede from the U.S.–that may be perfectly legitimate, but it is still odd that the husband of the VP candidate would be a member of such a party and I doubt if the situation was reversed Michelle Obama would be given a pass on this one.

    As for the Weather Undergroud, I think the right has milked this for all it is worth. I think Obama was about 10 years old when the Weather Underground existed.

    Comment by brendan — September 4, 2008 @ 12:20 pm - September 4, 2008

  10. I think “Obamunist” is a perfectly legitimate way to refer to a supporter of Barack Obama, just as “McCainiac” is a perfectly legitimate way to refer to a follower of McCain.

    As conservatives, we respect people’s rights to have different opinions, and to assemble peaceably and petition their government for a redress of grievances. Unlike Mr. and Mrs Obama’s associates, the AIP is a peaceable organization that has not bombed anyone, not killed anyone, not honored men like Louis Farakhan nor traveled abroad to hobnob with the likes of Muammar Khadafy.

    So, yes, let’s legitimately discuss the spouse of the candidate for vice-president’s involvement in a peaceful group that articulates a disagreement with the Federal Government’s management of its state’s affairs. And let us delve just as deeply into the presidential candidate’s ties to violent, unrepentant Marxist terrorists and preachers who rail against America, honor deranged anti-Semites, and hobnob with foreign terror leaders. A candidate who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to those causes and used his position in government to earmark taxpayer funds for their support. Let’s have that discussion and comparison. I would welcome it.

    Comment by V the K — September 4, 2008 @ 12:51 pm - September 4, 2008

  11. Brendan

    First the term “obamunist” is not an argument, it is instead just a slur to prevent rationale argument.

    If you had to live by this you would implode like the house in Poltergiest.

    Comment by Vince P — September 4, 2008 @ 1:57 pm - September 4, 2008

  12. and the MSM repeats the Obama campaign talking point that a Bush speechwriter penned her address.

    Well, let’s go and find all the former Carter staffers working for Obama.

    Comment by GayPatriotWest — September 4, 2008 @ 6:03 pm - September 4, 2008

  13. “Well, let’s go and find all the former Carter staffers working for Obama.”

    Too late, Dan – they’re already working for the MSM.

    And let’s don’t forget the holdovers from the Clinton team, i.e. George Steffy on ABC, David Rodham Gergen on CNN, etc.

    Whereas you only have Karl Rove on Fox News, and suddenly it’s considered a source of so-called “conservative bias.”

    Too funny.

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 4, 2008 @ 6:45 pm - September 4, 2008

  14. V, you’re spelling it wrong 😉 To get the full implication or true impact, spell it “obammunist”.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — September 4, 2008 @ 8:46 pm - September 4, 2008

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