My goodness, gracious.
Sarah Palin just kicked some serious butt. I swear, if she repeats this performance in the debates and on the campaign trail, she will win the presidency for John McCain.
Tonight, she became the vice-presidential candidate for the Republican party and the heroine for women of the Right across America.
She joked, ‘You know the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Lipstick’. And Sarah, the pit bull hockey mom, came out high-sticking.
She sarcastically and successfully belittled Obama and Biden. She smugly painted them as out of touch with small town America. She made the inexperienced celebrity charge against Obama seem to ring true. She proudly propped up Sen. McCain as the right man with the right experience and the right character at the right time.
She made here executive experience as a mayor and governor a powerful asset as she painted herself as the right woman to go to the nation's capital, a ‘Mrs. Palin Goes to Washington’, to give all them good ole boys what for.
And what a ‘made for reality television’ family backdrop – the pregnant teen daughter committed to marrying her under-age boyfriend and keeping her baby, the working stiff husband, the impossibly adorable little sister, the big brother about to go off to war and the Down-Syndrome infant child.
This woman is a force to be reckoned with. The rookie is a powerhouse. Democrats, you have a formidable opponent in the governor of Alaska.
I don’t know who wrote her script, but it was one of the most effective, hard-hitting, charmingly engaging and potentially persuasive speeches I’ve seen in some time.