. . . Sarah Palin is going after her opponent without using his name.
I like this speech. I acknowledge I’m an emotional guy, so perhaps I’m not the guy to go to for unbiased coverage. At the good lines, I want to stand up and cheer rather than stay in my seat and blog. Love the way she’s using humor to go after her opponents. Reagan-esque
She seemed particularly solid on the energy portion.
There are just too many good lines in this speech. As a writer, I particularly liked the one about that opponent having time to write two memoirs, but no major piece of legislation.
“Some who use change to promote their careers and those like John McCain who use their careers to promote change.”
If this were baseball, the ball would be up here. Or further. She’s hitting this out of the park.
UP-UPDATE: I had thought to do another post on the speech. After Governor Palin had finished, I was chatting with bloggers Patrick Ruffini, Patrick Hynes and Jon Henke, all of whose stuff I had read before, none of whom I had met before today. We all agreed how excellent was the speech, a thought echoed my John Hinderaker when I returned to his house where I am staying.
Once again how weird it is to actually meet these people whom I primarily know as pixels on the screen, many different from the people I imagined when I read their stuff, but all independent-thinking, interesting and intelligent individuals.
Watching the tumultuous, ecstatic reaction in the hall, I was reminded of the famous words of the Admiral Yamamoto after Pearl Harbour: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant, and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
I’m not the only one to compare her speaking style to that of the Gipper, but, well, the New York Times did take note of my observation. (H/t the younger PatriotSisterWest). 🙂