Thursday, September 04, 2008

My Favorite Quotes from the Sarah Palin Address

I don't pretend Sarah wrote these, but she sure delivered them convincingly. And I wouldn't be surprised if she did have a hand in at least some of them.

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities.

I've learned quickly, these past few days, that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.

Listening to [Obama] 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.

(on Obama) 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.

... when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan?

In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.

[Senator Reid] said, quote, "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.

The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of "personal discovery." This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer.

Update: My wife also liked this one, which was more style than substance but, hey, it was great style:

"What's the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? .... Lipstick!"

That was an ad-lib line, not in the prepared speech. You go, Sarah!

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