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Posted: 9/4/2008 5:30:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2008 5:37:44 AM EDT by thebomber]
Interesting take by a UK Newspaper:



Palin strikes back at critics




A WEEK ago nobody had ever heard of her.
Today she is the most talked-about woman in the world. And with good reason.

Sarah Palin's sensational performance at the Republican Party Convention may turn out to be the tipping point of this rollercoaster American election.

Obama fans hoping she would fluff her big night were in for a nasty shock.

This speech has turned the election upside down. It was simply stunning.


Democrats and their Lefty media backers had been sneering that she was a small town nobody, a hick from the Alaskan sticks put into a job way beyond an inexperienced woman.

Believe me, you will not be hearing that again.

Palin turned out to be an electrifying mix of intelligence, passion, energy, optimism and plain speaking.

Full of self-assurance and aggression, she popped Barack's balloon big-time.

From the moment she walked on stage in this cavernous bear pit, bandbox smart in cream jacket, trim black skirt and black heels, she proved that John McCain knew exactly what he was doing when he picked her as running mate.

Hair piled into a slight beehive – more Sarah White House than Amy Winehouse – she blinked and smiled behind her geeky spectacles as the vast crowd went ballistic.

For an unpopular party divided over Iraq and struggling to compete with Obama's Messianic glamour, the choice of Palin looks absolutely inspired.

Main Street America will have loved her performance.

And it was seen by 30million voters – the greatest number ever to watch a candidate for the much-derided VP post.

She is popular with voters for the very reason America's snooty political establishment despises her: She isn't one of the Washington gang.

She's a moose-hunting mum of five with a sledge-load of problems behind her own front door that workaday Americans can relate to.

A child with special needs. A daughter of 17 pregnant. A constant juggle between family and career.

As she said, her family has had its ups and downs like any other.

Last night her first task was to introduce herself and her family to an American public incredulous that the unknown Alaska governor could within weeks be a heartbeat away from being their commander in chief.

Compared to the journeyman career politicians dominating both parties here she seemed fresh, natural, one of us and not one of them.

She spoke to America as one mum to another. She cracked good jokes.

What's the difference between a hockey mum and a pit bull?, she asked.

Answer: One wears lipstick.

What will have scared the enemy camp most is the devastating series of prime-time punches she landed on the jutting Obama jaw.
Showing steel beneath her magnolia jacket, she slaughtered his lack of experience, his vanity, his emptiness beneath the windy waffle. It was the most powerful demolition of the Democrat hero I have heard in two weeks on the US election trail.

The St Paul audience adored her.

When she duffed up the Lefty media commentators for their sexist sneers, the vast crowd roared approval and pointed in anger at the titans of the American press aloof in their special enclosure.

And quite right too: who ever asked whether Obama could still be a good dad if he became president?

The irony, as Palin pointed out, is that liberal media sniping has only succeeded in uniting Republicans behind her.

The wagons have been drawn up and the Republicans are ready for battle.


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The McCain-Palin ticket now looks in exciting shape.

A war hero and a heroic mum. Experience and optimism. A man and a woman.

And when McCain joined the Palin gang – babies and boyfriends and all – on stage after her speech there was a sense of cheeky fun absent from last week's solemn Obama coronation.

How the Democrats must be regretting Hillary isn't running with Obama. Barack's sidekick Joe Biden looks a dull old dog compared with the ball of fire that is Palin.

But most fascinating of all, consider this: If Obama loses, Hillary Clinton will run in 2012. Opposing her is sure to be Sarah Palin.

That would guarantee America its first woman president.

And my fistful of dollars, having seen both in action here, would be on Palin.



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Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:33:23 AM EDT

The irony, as Palin pointed out, is that liberal media sniping has only succeeded in uniting Republicans behind her.


Word to yo' mama, Barry!
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:34:35 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:35:24 AM EDT
Nice.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:36:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:38:08 AM EDT
Kick ass!
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:38:58 AM EDT
Get some!
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:42:23 AM EDT
Sometimes the Europes actually "get it".
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:44:43 AM EDT
I watched it and I thought it was a great speach.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:45:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:49:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BenDover:
Sometimes the Europes actually "get it".


Well the good folks in the U.K. do anyway.  There are many British that remember fondly the days when Margaret Thatcher was the PM.  The U.K. really hasn't had a real strong PM since her.  Not even Blair.  

I think they see shades of Maggie in Governor Palin.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:50:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By thebomber:
...

But most fascinating of all, consider this: If Obama loses, Hillary Clinton will run in 2012. Opposing her is sure to be Sarah Palin.

That would guarantee America its first woman president.

And my fistful of dollars, having seen both in action here, would be on Palin.



I know there are PUMAs on the Democratic side that are already hoping/planning for Hillary vs. Palin in 2012.  


hillary would appear to be in a no-win situation. if barry takes it this year she'll have to wait till 2016, if mccain takes it this year she has to run against Sarah and loses the novelty advantage of being the 1st woman to run for President.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:50:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:51:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dSmith45:

Originally Posted By BenDover:
Sometimes the Europes actually "get it".


Well the good folks in the U.K. do anyway.  There are many British that remember fondly the days when Margaret Thatcher was the PM.  The U.K. really hasn't had a real strong PM since her.  Not even Blair.  

I think they see shades of Maggie in Governor Palin.


um, yeah I lived under the thatcher regime, and it wasn't that great. I do not believe Sarah is prepared to destroy our manufacturing industry base just to get back at the labor unions like thatcher did.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:14:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pale_pony:

The irony, as Palin pointed out, is that liberal media sniping has only succeeded in uniting Republicans behind her.


Word to yo' mama, Barry!


Chris Matthews wants to bend over and have Barry's butt-sex baby.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:16:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:20:10 AM EDT
And of course, is she is elected VP and McCain were to die during the term, she will become the first US Woman President amd Hillary will not even have a chance at that honor.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:27:48 AM EDT
Ya know, as much as I am ashamed to say it I was actually considering not voting at all this year. I just could not get excited about any of the candidates after Fred bailed out on us. After the Palin nomination I was a bit suprised at first, then pissed off. Really pissed off. Not at her, but at the left. Nothing has exposed them more for small minded holier than thou bigots pretending to be "enlightened" people. So I am voting. I am going to get everyone I can to vote. For Palin. Just to give the left one big FUCK YOU from the heartland. Palin for 2012!!!!!!!  
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:32:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:35:45 AM EDT
Palin Fevah is running rampant in my office in liberal Cook County. She hit a home run.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:36:31 AM EDT
It's amazing to me that the UK press can be that objective. They normally are leaned too far left to offer that.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:38:59 AM EDT
I am in the UK, let me tell you that I have had some great reactions when I ask my co-workers what they thought of Palin's speech last night.  People here were blown away with Palin, most excellent!
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:40:45 AM EDT
KICK ASS!

She was so down to earth. Such a contrast to the leftist elite fucking asshole Barack Mohammed Hussein Obama (BHO should be BMHO as he is islamic and most all of them have Mohammed as one of their names)
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:49:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2008 6:52:07 AM EDT by CS223]
A child with special needs.
A daughter of 17 pregnant.
A son deployed to Iraq
No Harvard/Yale/Oxford education
A constant juggle between 2 parent working family and career.

If she isn't a poster child for the middle class, then there is no middle class. She is more connected to the needs & burdeons of the American people than BHO and the 'Rat party could even comprehend. I'm willing to bet $100 cash, that if someone asks her what a loaf or bread and a gallon of milk costs, she fucking knows.  
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 8:29:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
A child with special needs.
A daughter of 17 pregnant.
A son deployed to Iraq
No Harvard/Yale/Oxford education
A constant juggle between 2 parent working family and career.

If she isn't a poster child for the middle class, then there is no middle class. She is more connected to the needs & burdeons of the American people than BHO and the 'Rat party could even comprehend. I'm willing to bet $100 cash, that if someone asks her what a loaf or bread and a gallon of milk costs, she fucking knows.  



Add to that she is not a lawyer
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 8:49:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By thebomber:
...

But most fascinating of all, consider this: If Obama loses, Hillary Clinton will run in 2012. Opposing her is sure to be Sarah Palin.

That would guarantee America its first woman president.

And my fistful of dollars, having seen both in action here, would be on Palin.



I know there are PUMAs on the Democratic side that are already hoping/planning for Hillary vs. Palin in 2012.  


The Dems will have to do better than Hilary to stand a chance.  Palin has demonstrated that a female candidate doesn't have to be some bitchy, strident, dykey PITA to be an appealing candidate.  She has really upped the ante.  Hilary reminds of a quote I read once that has a lot of truth; "How come when a women decides to imitate a man, it's never a nice man?"
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