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Notes from Gov. Palin VP Nomination Acceptance Speech

1: I meant to watch the speech live, but I fell asleep just before it, and woke up just after it. My new early morning work start times have effected my TV watching! I caught the end of the speech on C-SPAN this morning while I was getting ready for work. I watch the entire speech completely this morning via this Hot Air link to the C-SPAN video. I also scraped a photo from HotAir for the end of this post.

2: In case you are wondering why I didn’t blog the Sen. Biden speech…I just can’t stand hearing that guy talk (I never could). I watched the first 5minutes and gave up. The thought of listening to 30-60 minutes of Biden was too much for me. Moving on…

3: She praised McCain nicely as expected as the VP nominee.

4: Nice reference to her son who is in the Army….he don’t look to comfortable haveing the cameras on him! Visually, her family is attractive. Thankfully, the photo-op part of speech doesn’t go on too long. I don’t like those seemingly mandatory parts of political speeches.

5: Hell yeah:

“I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer’ except that you have actual responsibilities.” Devastating!

Then: “In small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening. We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco”

6: She is saying all the things I want to hear: anti-establishment, MSM disdain, ethics reform, controlling spending, energy policy smartness.

7: About Obama: “…listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform – not even in the state senate. This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word ‘victory’ except when he’s talking about his own campaign.” Zing! Then: “The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy … our opponent is against producing it. Victory in Iraq is finally in sight … he wants to forfeit.”. She zings Sen. Obama on terrorism and taxes.

8: On the Democratic Congress: “Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the current do-nothing Senate, not long ago summed up his feelings about our nominee. He said ‘I can’t stand John McCain.’ Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps no accolade we hear this week is better proof that we’ve chosen the right man.”

9: She makes a great case for McCain as a real leader, compared to Obama/Biden.

10: She says everything I want to hear.

11: McCain made the right choice picking Gov. Palin. McCain/Palin are the right choice for the American Presidency.

12: This is the best I have ever felt as a voter with my choice.


11 Responses

  1. Speeches are easy to make, actions and voting records are what I trust.

    We vote for Presidents not Vice-Presidents. Even if our maybe soon to be president might die. McCain took a gamble, we’ll see how it turns out.

    The only real problem I have with her:
    She vehemently supports creations, oops I mean Intelligent Design.

    Please tell me that is pandering!

  2. “The only real problem I have with her:
    She vehemently supports creations, oops I mean Intelligent Design.”

    Glenn, do you have a link to the above. I have been looking for that, but have not been able to find it. And yeah, I didn’t look real hard.The whole creation science / intelligent design / anti-science stuff leaves me cold. I would gladly look at any evidence that Gov. Palin is anti-sciecne/pro-ID/Pro-creation science.

  3. “My new early morning work start times have effected my TV watching!”

    Perp, so sad for you! Finally need to start getting to bed a a decent hour, hm?

  4. Yep. I am in bed and asleep between 10pm and 11pm usually. The convention stuff goes late. I would have to stay up even later if I wanted to blog on it. As it was I did stay up a bit late responding to my communist troll.

    My wake-up alarms start going off at 5am. I am out of bed at 5:30am. I am off to work about 6:15am to 6:30am. So, If I am asleep by 11pm, that gives me a good 6hours of sleep each weekday night. I usually conch

  5. I don’t have any links but I seem to remember hearing somewhere that while she does believe in creationism over evolution, she did feel that both viewpoints should be taught in schools.

  6. I have heard that third hand also, but I have been unable to get close to a primary source. I want to know the context of the statement and whole statement. I can’t really trust the left leaning media to accurately report on this, I need to see the evidence myself.

  7. Mr Purple,

    Here’s your link for a source:

    ‘Creation science’ enters the race
    GOVERNOR: Palin is only candidate to suggest it should be discussed in schools.


  8. Thanks Ted!

    Here are the interesting bits from that link:


    Palin was answering a question from the moderator near the conclusion of Wednesday night’s televised debate on KAKM Channel 7 when she said, “Teach both. You know, don’t be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it’s so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.”



    “In an interview Thursday, Palin said she meant only to say that discussion of alternative views should be allowed to arise in Alaska classrooms:

    “I don’t think there should be a prohibition against debate if it comes up in class. It doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.”

    She added that, if elected, she would not push the state Board of Education to add such creation-based alternatives to the state’s required curriculum.



    Palin has occasionally discussed her lifelong Christian faith during the governor’s race but said teaching creationism is nothing she has campaigned about or even given much thought to.

    ….so she doesn’t seem to be pushing “Intelligent Design” or “Creation Science” into science class (which would be a very bad thing). So far so good, nothing in the above link is a red flag for me.

  9. Good links, thanks.

  10. From:


    “First, almost immediately after the debate, Palin backed off her initial statement, so the statement I had seen quoted by the anti-Palin folks did not represent her public views beyond the debate itself. In other words, she quickly reconsidered and changed her approach, so it was unfair of me to call it her approach.

    Second, Palin promised not to push creationism into the schools or appoint people who would do so – and she apparently kept that promise as Governor. So her actual public policy approach to creationism is not to add it to the curriculum.”

    I don’t think this is going to be a problem for me.

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