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Sarah Palin Gives Punchy RNC Acceptance Speech

Sarah Palin Gives Punchy RNC Acceptance Speech

Self-described “Hockey Mom” Sarah Palin and her family are featured in an exclusive photo spread in the latest issue of People, on newsstands tomorrow.

Last night, the 44-year-old governor of Alaska accepted the GOP vice presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention and came out throwing punches at her opponent, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

“We’ve all heard his dramatic speeches before devoted followers,” she said. “And there is much to like and admire about our opponent. But 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.”

Palin continued, “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. But 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? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet? 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.”

Watch the full speech below; the full text can be found inside!


Sarah Palin’s RNC Acceptance Speech
You can also watch Rudy Giuliani‘s speech here.

Sarah Palin’s RNC Acceptance Speech

Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States…

I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend America.

I accept the challenge of a tough fight in this election… against confident opponents … at a crucial hour for our country.

And I accept the privilege of serving with a man who has come through much harder missions … and met far graver challenges … and knows how tough fights are won – the next president of the United States, John S. McCain.

It was just a year ago when all the experts in Washington counted out our nominee because he refused to hedge his commitment to the security of the country he loves.

With their usual certitude, they told us that all was lost – there was no hope for this candidate who said that he would rather lose an election than see his country lose a war.

But the pollsters and pundits overlooked just one thing when they wrote him off.

They overlooked the caliber of the man himself – the determination, resolve, and sheer guts of Senator John McCain. The voters knew better.

And maybe that’s because they realize there is a time for politics and a time for leadership … a time to campaign and a time to put our country first.

Our nominee for president is a true profile in courage, and people like that are hard to come by.

He’s a man who wore the uniform of this country for 22 years, and refused to break faith with those troops in Iraq who have now brought victory within sight.

And as the mother of one of those troops, that is exactly the kind of man I want as commander in chief. I’m just one of many moms who’ll say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm’s way.

Our son Track is 19.

And one week from tomorrow – September 11th – he’ll deploy to Iraq with the Army infantry in the service of his country.

My nephew Kasey also enlisted, and serves on a carrier in the Persian Gulf.

My family is proud of both of them and of all the fine men and women serving the country in uniform. Track is the eldest of our five children.

In our family, it’s two boys and three girls in between – my strong and kind-hearted daughters Bristol, Willow, and Piper.

And in April, my husband Todd and I welcomed our littlest one into the world, a perfectly beautiful baby boy named Trig. From the inside, no family ever seems typical.

That’s how it is with us.

Our family has the same ups and downs as any other … the same challenges and the same joys.

Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge.

And children with special needs inspire a special love.

To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.

I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House. Todd is a story all by himself.

He’s a lifelong commercial fisherman … a production operator in the oil fields of Alaska’s North Slope … a proud member of the United Steel Workers’ Union … and world champion snow machine racer.

Throw in his Yup’ik Eskimo ancestry, and it all makes for quite a package.

We met in high school, and two decades and five children later he’s still my guy. My Mom and Dad both worked at the elementary school in our small town.

And among the many things I owe them is one simple lesson: that this is America, and every woman can walk through every door of opportunity.

My parents are here tonight, and I am so proud to be the daughter of Chuck and Sally Heath. Long ago, a young farmer and habber-dasher from Missouri followed an unlikely path to the vice presidency.

A writer observed: “We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity.” I know just the kind of people that writer had in mind when he praised Harry Truman.

I grew up with those people.

They are the ones who do some of the hardest work in America … who grow our food, run our factories, and fight our wars.

They love their country, in good times and bad, and they’re always proud of America. I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town.

I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids’ public education better.

When I ran for city council, I didn’t need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too.

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown.

And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves.

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

As for my running mate, you can be certain that wherever he goes, and whoever is listening, John McCain is the same man. I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment.< br>
And 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.

But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion – I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people.

Politics isn’t just a game of clashing parties and competing interests.

The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.

No one expects us to agree on everything.

But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart.

I pledge to all Americans that I will carry myself in this spirit as vice president of the United States. This was the spirit that brought me to the governor’s office, when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau … when I stood up to the special interests, the lobbyists, big oil companies, and the good-ol’ boys network.

Sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers. That’s why true reform is so hard to achieve.

But with the support of the citizens of Alaska, we shook things up.

And in short order we put the government of our state back on the side of the people.

I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law.

While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor’s office that I didn’t believe our citizens should have to pay for.

That luxury jet was over the top. I put it on eBay.

I also drive myself to work.

And I thought we could muddle through without the governor’s personal chef – although I’ve got to admit that sometimes my kids sure miss her. I came to office promising to control spending – by request if possible and by veto if necessary.

Senator McCain also promises to use the power of veto in defense of the public interest – and as a chief executive, I can assure you it works.

Our state budget is under control.

We have a surplus.

And I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending: nearly half a billion dollars in vetoes.

I suspended the state fuel tax, and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress.

I told the Congress “thanks, but no thanks,” for that Bridge to Nowhere.

If our state wanted a bridge, we’d build it ourselves. When oil and gas prices went up dramatically, and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged – directly to the people of Alaska.

And despite fierce opposition from oil company lobbyists, who kind of liked things the way they were, we broke their monopoly on power and resources.

As governor, I insisted on competition and basic fairness to end their control of our state and return it to the people.

I fought to bring about the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history.

And when that deal was struck, we began a nearly forty billion dollar natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence.

That pipeline, when the last section is laid and its valves are opened, will lead America one step farther away from dependence on dangerous foreign powers that do not have our interests at heart.

The stakes for our nation could not be higher.

When a hurricane strikes in the Gulf of Mexico, this country should not be so dependent on imported oil that we are forced to draw from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

And families cannot throw away more and more of their paychecks on gas and heating oil.

With Russia wanting to control a vital pipeline in the Caucasus, and to divide and intimidate our European allies by using energy as a weapon, we cannot leave ourselves at the mercy of foreign suppliers.

To confront the threat that Iran might seek to cut off nearly a fifth of world energy supplies … or that terrorists might strike again at the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia … or that Venezuela might shut off its oil deliveries … we Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas.

And take it from a gal who knows the North Slope of Alaska: we’ve got lots of both.

Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems – as if we all didn’t know that already.

But the fact that drilling won’t solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all.

Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines … build more new-clear plants … create jobs with clean coal … and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources.

We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers. I’ve noticed a pattern with our opponent.

Maybe you have, too.

We’ve all heard his dramatic speeches before devoted followers.

And there is much to like and admire about our opponent.

But 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. But 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? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet? 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.

Terrorist states are seeking new-clear weapons without delay … he wants to meet them without preconditions.

Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America … he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights? Government is too big … he wants to grow it.

Congress spends too much … he promises more.

Taxes are too high … he wants to raise them. His tax increases are the fine print in his economic plan, and let me be specific.

The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes … raise payroll taxes … raise investment income taxes … raise the death tax … raise business taxes … and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars. My sister Heather and her husband have just built a service station that’s now opened for business – like millions of others who run small businesses.

How are they going to be any better off if taxes go up? Or maybe you’re trying to keep your job at a plant in Michigan or Ohio … or create jobs with clean coal from Pennsylvania or West Virginia … or keep a small farm in the family right here in Minnesota.

How are you going to be better off if our opponent adds a massive tax burden to the American economy? Here’s how I look at the choice Americans face in this election.

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.

They’re the ones whose names appear on laws and landmark reforms, not just on buttons and banners, or on self-designed presidential seals.

Among politicians, there is the idealism of high-flown speechmaking, in which crowds are stirringly summoned to support great things.

And then there is the idealism of those leaders, like John McCain, who actually do great things. They’re the ones who are good for more than talk … the ones we have always been able to count on to serve and defend America. Senator McCain’s record of actual achievement and reform helps explain why so many special interests, lobbyists, and comfortable committee chairmen in Congress have fought the prospect of a McCain presidency – from the primary election of 2000 to this very day.

Our nominee doesn’t run with the Washington herd.

He’s a man who’s there to serve his country, and not just his party.

A leader who’s not looking for a fight, but is not afraid of one either. Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the current do-nothing Senate, not long ago summed up his feelings about our nominee.

He 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. Clearly what the Majority Leader was driving at is that he can’t stand up to John McCain. That is only one more reason to take the maverick of the Senate and put him in the White House. My fellow citizens, 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.

And though both Senator Obama and Senator Biden have been going on lately about how they are always, quote, “fighting for you,” let us face the matter squarely.

There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you … in places where winning means survival and defeat means death … and that man is John McCain. In our day, politicians have readily shared much lesser tales of adversity than the nightmare world in which this man, and others equally brave, served and suffered for their country.

It’s a long way from the fear and pain and squalor of a six-by-four cell in Hanoi to the Oval Office.

But if Senator McCain is elected president, that is the journey he will have made.

It’s the journey of an upright and honorable man – the kind of fellow whose name you will find on war memorials in small towns across this country, only he was among those who came home.

To the most powerful office on earth, he would bring the compassion that comes from having once been powerless … the wisdom that comes even to the captives, by the grace of God … the special confidence of those who have seen evil, and seen how evil is overcome. A fellow prisoner of war, a man named Tom Moe of Lancaster, Ohio, recalls looking through a pin-hole in his cell door as Lieutenant Commander John McCain was led down the hallway, by the guards, day after day.

As the story is told, “When McCain shuffled back from torturous interrogations, he would turn toward Moe’s door and flash a grin and thumbs up” – as if to say, “We’re going to pull through this.” My fellow Americans, that is the kind of man America needs to see us through these next four years.

For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words.

For a lifetime, John McCain has inspired with his deeds.

If character is the measure in this election … and hope the theme … and change the goal we share, then I ask you to join our cause. Join our cause and help America elect a great man as the next president of the United States.

Thank you all, and may God bless America.

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  • ñññ

    ufffff que pesaditos sois los americanos con esto de crear un circo para todo de verdad dais pena. recordar que la politica no es sobre los artistas que apoyan a aboma o a mccain es sobre derechos, argumentos sociales economicos y politicos.leed mas libros anda

  • sillyme

    Jared, I don’t remember your mentioning how Barack Obama and the Democrats “stretched the truth” in their speeches during their convention last week. Have you ever printed anything negative about Obama? Seems to be okay to print any rumor about Palin; can we explore the rumors about Obama being gay?

  • sue

    “Stretched the truth a bit?” Er, OK…

  • Dancer

    Stretched the truth? How about out right lied. Not to mention pimping out her baby.

  • http://www.justjared.com/ Just Jared

    sillyme, I actually haven’t even watched Obama’s speech yet.

    And Obama wasn’t on the cover of People last week, either.

  • Kate

    Inform yourself of both sides. All of these gossip websites are so liberal, but I have to say you are doing your job. You are reporting on the shallow thoughtless things like magazine covers instead of the actual meaning and truth behind things. I shouldn’t even say “report” because that would refer to actual journalism which you obviously know nothing about.

  • yes

    YES. Sarah Palin 2008. This woman is amazing. She will make Obama cry like a baby.

  • kathy

    whateva sarah…you c ant even keep your children in line how can u run a country?

  • ashleigh

    I guess it’s hard for Barack to mention the word ‘victory’ in regards to the Iraq war when there wasn’t one. Maybe he doesn’t see lives and money lost in the name of a war that we had no evidence to back up and no real reason for having as a ‘victory.’ Did we get rid of Saddam? Yes. Was that good? Yes. Was it worth losing all of the men and women we lost and creating an even bigger financial problem? I don’t think so.

  • hhmm

    It’s the economy stupid. The Republicans had 8 YEARS–EIGHT YEARS to make change. We are deeper in the hole people “WAKE UP.”

  • isla

    i love this woman. you go girl!! tell it like it is!!

  • BETSY SMITH

    This is a woman who calls for help for the disabled children.. But her
    own son was passed around like a football to several different people
    during her speech.. When will she stop talking about Obama..
    A hillbilly from Alaska.. Who not only makes fun of other people …
    But announces that her own son is going to the war on Sept 11..

    Why hide your other middle daughter.. who is she.. We see her husband pass off their son to their youngest daughter but no mention
    of their middle daughter..
    For a woman who wants her privacy going on the cover of O.K People
    U.S magazine..Tabloid magazines…After what McCain said about
    Obama being a celebrity.. How ironic is that ..!!

  • http://www.justjared.com/ Just Jared

    Thanks, Kate. You are such a positive force on this site.

  • African Girl

    First off, I am not an Obama supporter, neither am I a Mccain’s but I am a Jared fan and before people start getting on his case about the streatching the truth bit, read this…

    Attacks, praise stretch truth at GOP convention

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her Republican supporters held back little Wednesday as they issued dismissive attacks on Barack Obama and flattering praise on her credentials to be vice president. In some cases, the reproach and the praise stretched the truth.

    Some examples:

    PALIN: “I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending … and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress ‘thanks but no thanks’ for that Bridge to Nowhere.”

    THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a “bridge to nowhere.”

    PALIN: “There is much to like and admire about our opponent. But 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.”

    THE FACTS: Compared to McCain and his two decades in the Senate, Obama does have a more meager record. But he has worked with Republicans to pass legislation that expanded efforts to intercept illegal shipments of weapons of mass destruction and to help destroy conventional weapons stockpiles. The legislation became law last year. To demean that accomplishment would be to also demean the work of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a respected foreign policy voice in the Senate. In Illinois, he was the leader on two big, contentious measures in Illinois: studying racial profiling by police and requiring recordings of interrogations in potential death penalty cases. He also successfully co-sponsored major ethics reform legislation.

    PALIN: “The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars.”

    THE FACTS: The Tax Policy Center, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, concluded that Obama’s plan would increase after-tax income for middle-income taxpayers by about 5 percent by 2012, or nearly $2,200 annually. McCain’s plan, which cuts taxes across all income levels, would raise after tax-income for middle-income taxpayers by 3 percent, the center concluded.

    Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.

    He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see taxes rise.

    MCCAIN: “She’s been governor of our largest state, in charge of 20 percent of America’s energy supply … She’s responsible for 20 percent of the nation’s energy supply. I’m entertained by the comparison and I hope we can keep making that comparison that running a political campaign is somehow comparable to being the executive of the largest state in America,” he said in an interview with ABC News’ Charles Gibson.

    THE FACTS: McCain’s phrasing exaggerates both claims. Palin is governor of a state that ranks second nationally in crude oil production, but she’s no more “responsible” for that resource than President Bush was when he was governor of Texas, another oil-producing state. In fact, her primary power is the ability to tax oil, which she did in concert with the Alaska Legislature. And where Alaska is the largest state in America, McCain could as easily have called it the 47th largest state — by population.

    MCCAIN: “She’s the commander of the Alaska National Guard. … She has been in charge, and she has had national security as one of her primary responsibilities,” he said on ABC.

    THE FACTS: While governors are in charge of their state guard units, that authority ends whenever those units are called to actual military service. When guard units are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, for example, they assume those duties under “federal status,” which means they report to the Defense Department, not their governors. Alaska’s national guard units have a total of about 4,200 personnel, among the smallest of state guard organizations.

    FORMER ARKANSAS GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE: Palin “got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States.”

    THE FACTS: A whopper. Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor’s election, and got 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but he still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia where he was on the ballot during the 2008 presidential primaries.

    FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOV. MITT ROMNEY: “We need change, all right — change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington — throw out the big-government liberals, and elect John McCain and Sarah Palin.”

    THE FACTS: A Back-to-the-Future moment. George W. Bush, a conservative Republican, has been president for nearly eight years. And until last year, Republicans controlled Congress. Only since January 2007 have Democrats have been in charge of the House and Senate.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080904/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_fact_check

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Oh yeah…Jared for President!! :)

  • aeon

    the war is over? really…when.

  • ashleigh

    And of course, she’s worried about Obama’s tax plans because he’s wanting to tax the higher income brackets (i.e. the rich or well off) and create lower taxes for the lower income brackets (i.e. the regular people, the ones who are barely surviving, not the republicans) I would be worried too, if Obama was dipping into mine and my rich friends money to try and help those who actually need help.

  • Dee

    I frankly did not like the speech but thats me. I thought it started pretty good introducing her family and all and then, it shifted to non stop bashing Obama without any substance and her jokes, oh god! Its just really sad that when in doubt, the Republicans go negative and are praised for it like its some new and fresh tactic. Obama would never have lowered himself to the types of insults like last night. I sure hope community organizers start making themselves heard loud and clear.

  • pollyanna

    She did not read her Teleprompters very well; staged, no passion, nothing to emulate here. By speaking her words of lengthy family introduction, she brought her family into the race. She was like a side show clown, shucking and jiving. Isn’t that what other countries are tired on in US administration; too much side show and not enough intelligent communication? Every time one of candidates talks down to the other candidates they look gross. In a serious situation it is never ok to talk poor about each other; we may do it for fun, and that is snarky of us, but in a serious situation, I want a leadership that is honorable, graceful, inviting, and certainly one that cares about ALL American’s. Her family ever seemed confused about standing on que. They were doign what they were told. Robots. McCain’t wants Alaska and the oil prospects there. Why pick the hardest oil to get to to drill? Why not drill where it is easy to get to; plenty of oil in Texas and who knows were else. When you have a visionary mind and a good heart, you surround yourself with good writers and author bills TOGETHER, with the wellbeing of America in mind. What exactly has McCain’t done that is so Maverick? If these people are so great, where is the evidence of their great deeds? What kind of leader likens themselves to a pitbull? She is just like some sort of McCain’t back-up singer. Can someone make a graphic of McCain’t with Palin as his back-up singer? Kind of like a James Bond add with some babe hanging on him? I was amazed at the low energy and not happy faces in the audience while Palin spoke; as if they were questioning why the heck they were there and what had thy gotten themselves twirled up in. What the heck are we doing that we generate that squad and put them up for the key leadership award of this country. I’m a vibe reader and my gage hit the toilet watching the Republican convention. I would rather vote for someone with hope for the future in my heart than vote for someone out of fear. We bring attacks on ourselves with our deplorable leadership behavior. People hate us for being asses. The whole lot of them has created this mess with us backing them up. I am putting my chips on Obamab and with every ounce of my I want him to do an outstanding job for us. He has shown more true caring than any of these dogs. Back to my knitting.

  • Ava

    This woman is amazing. She has such class and grace. Dispite the crazy lies the liberal media has been telling she delieved that speech with pose. Democrats, beware. Everything she said about Obama is true; I know it’s hard to face but the man is a liar and websites like this shouldn’t even be posting this crap. Jared, if your going to post gossip and lies about this woman, at least do the same for Obama. Oh, wait, you won’t do that, because that would actually be fair. Obama got an ivy league education, but yet he is the only one that can identify with everyday people. Right………….He thinks human life is punishment, but yes, he cares for us.

  • loyal

    I love, love, LOVE, this woman! You go and show your stuff! Those of us women who aren’t petty, jealous and spiteful, admire you and your amazing ability to do it all!

  • DAISY

    I loved her speeh tbqh…and you would have to be an idiot to not realize ALL candidates stretch the truth or sugar coat their actions to appeal to the votes.

    Barack glossed over almost every “policy” or course of action he plans to make as President, but I don’t recall his speeches being analyzed as much as hers.

  • aeon

    The ra ra ra “RNC babe cheerleader” sure can read a teleprompter and deliver a speech full with rhetoric, snide comments, bias and republican flair for conviction and style.

    But when it comes to substance it is so very clearly lacking.

    It is stretching the truth into believing this woman has genuine leadership experience outside her “executive” one. Okay…LOL

    You known in the absence of genuine real leadership in the Republican party they had to reach way across america for anyone even a “hocky mom ex-beauty queen” and call her a leader. Right….LMAO

  • KarenA

    Her speech was wonderful. Delivered with heart and charisma. I loved it. I think it was the speech of either convention so far. It was also very moving when her family joined her on-stage. McCain & Palin ’08!

  • caring

    All you silly republican women who are praising this crazy nazi will get yours when she is in power. You can begin to go back 20 years in the past, not getting equal pay as men and not being able to have an abortion if you are raped by some monster!!!! Stop being republican for a second and realize this conservative is NOT right for America!!!

  • DAISY

    HEY, BETSY…her middle daughter was at the convention. She even stood up when she announced her family. She was sitting with her baby’s daddy.

    I think alot of people missed the fact that this was Palin’s “debut” in a manner of speaking. Why wouldn’t she introduce her family or provide a little background to her politics/experience.

    HEY AFRICAN GIRL…Where is the detailed breakdown of all of the issues and “facts” Barack represented as fact during his speech. Oh and regards to taxes going higher or lower…no matter what the candidate the taxes will go up. Bet on it.

  • nyob

    Before the speech last night, I predicted that middle America will win this election for McCain. I am now more convinced of that than ever. Middle America’s support is quiet but voluminous, and Palin spoke directly to them.

  • DAISY

    CARING…please know what you are talking about before speaking. They are actually for abortion in the event of Rape, Incest, or to Save the life of the woman. Stop regurgitating liberal rhetoric and form your own opinion.

  • WakeUpPeople

    This conservative fool DID NOT write her speech, it was even reported that she was holed up with speech writers for 4 days!!!! She is just delivering what McCain insists she says. She is just another puppet for the GOP. Obama wrote his speech! She is also a liar, almost all her refernces to Obama were incorrect. You all need to read and research before you jump on the band wagon of the conservative republican party!

  • pinkrose

    Victory in which war? Three more Canadians were KILLED YESTERDAY in Afganistan AND 12 OTHERS WOUNDED IN A TALIBAN ATTACK . If there is victory in Afganhistan tell us, so Canadian troops can come home.

    I used to be a speech writer for Government ministers and there was nothing more lovely than a great delivery of a speech I wrote. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

    “And children with special needs inspire a special love.”
    THAT’S WHY YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE LEFT YOUR DOWN SYNDROME BABY TO GO BACK TO WORK THREE DAYS AFTER DELIVERY. Where is the love?? Don’t you get government- paid maternity leave as Governor?

  • jess

    @Kate: your anger shows frustration…. may be because you know we all saw through the foney beloney from last night!

    @Jared: you are doing a great job, please ignore the negative girl… she can’t help it, all Republicans have to be negative and lash out at people. What was up with Guilliani? What an ##shole for being so sarcastic. If you’re sure of your case, your values and principles, there is no need to stab at the opponent. It only makes you look insecure, like Kate.

  • caring

    #27 Daisy….I am afraid you are mistaken not me!! go research before you respond!!!

  • chriseler 1

    Jeeez, the way this woman is selling that poor baby for fame…Tried to kill him in the womb by taking unnecessary risks (such as flying after her water broke) now that he is here make use of him for the sympathy vote.

  • Shakira

    Awesome speech. Palin struck gold and came into the fight roaring for a victory. She has an amazing presence that projects strenght and leadership qualities with no waffling.

    Apparently Sarah Palin has made and completed many executive decisions in her political life (decisions with real responsibility and consequences) while to date, Obama has made none.

    And Sarah is only running for Vice President while Obama is running for the role of President! I think the gloves are off and Ms. Palin is a real contender! Great for McCain for choosing a candidate with such strength!

  • LAdyDelish

    She is going to make an excellent VP. She knows what she believes in and is not afraid to stand up for it. No matter how many of Osama… excuse me… Obama’s speeches I listen to, I still cannot figure out what the hell he believes.

  • ouch

    welllllllll…Sarah Palin might be good at giving speeches. BUT- I am not convinced. All I know is that we do NOT need another republican for 4-8 years. The USA will be in ruins and more troubled…if we don’t get a democrat back in to clean things up and go forward!

  • my take

    My concern is with those people who are offended at taking care of their own — and their own in this case are the less fortunate citizens in the US. Why is it the ones who have had every oportunity in life – maybe even a big inheritance – or managed to get a high paying job – so adverse to helping those who find themselves without many resourses. Charity begins at home and if we can’t help the elderly or the young to live life with dignity then what good is all the millions we may be amassing in the bank. Don’t you find it strange that all those who have had many “lucky” breaks in life always give themselves the credit for being on top and look down on those that may from no fault of their own find themselves in severe hardship.

  • youwillmissme

    PALIN, YOU ROCK! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

  • Kat

    Kate: “whateva sarah…you c ant even keep your children in line how can u run a country?”

    wow, are you serious? so by the way, you messed up here for several reasons: one, she has one daughter that’s pregnant. her other children are fine and “in line” if you want to say it that way. people make mistakes (her daughter) and it’s hardly your place, mine, or anyone elses for that matter, to judge her. people will do what they want, it’s not Sarah Palins fault that her daughter practiced poor judgement at the time.

    that’s really your argument against Sarah Palin? you should probably start thinking of something a little better than just copying what the media has to say.

    and how about Obama being friends with known and admitted terrorist Bill Ayers? You think someone that has openly admitted to being friends with a terrorist- this man blew up more than 250 federal buildings (including buildings with college students and innocent people) – is a good choice for running the United States of America? Seriously, get your facts straight. It’s scary that uneducated people like you are allowed to vote.

  • Sara

    Palin stretched the true as you can see from this info on yahoo. The rest can be found here –
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080904/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_fact_check

    Some examples:

    PALIN: “I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending … and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress ‘thanks but no thanks’ for that Bridge to Nowhere.”

    THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a “bridge to nowhere.”

    PALIN: “There is much to like and admire about our opponent. But 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.”

    THE FACTS: Compared to McCain and his two decades in the Senate, Obama does have a more meager record. But he has worked with Republicans to pass legislation that expanded efforts to intercept illegal shipments of weapons of mass destruction and to help destroy conventional weapons stockpiles. The legislation became law last year. To demean that accomplishment would be to also demean the work of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a respected foreign policy voice in the Senate. In Illinois, he was the leader on two big, contentious measures in Illinois: studying racial profiling by police and requiring recordings of interrogations in potential death penalty cases. He also successfully co-sponsored major ethics reform legislation.

    PALIN: “The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars.”

    THE FACTS: The Tax Policy Center, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, concluded that Obama’s plan would increase after-tax income for middle-income taxpayers by about 5 percent by 2012, or nearly $2,200 annually. McCain’s plan, which cuts taxes across all income levels, would raise after tax-income for middle-income taxpayers by 3 percent, the center concluded.

    Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.

    He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see t

  • stephanie

    ALL YOU LIBERALS…ARE JUST FUC*KIN SCARED NOW…THIS WOMAN HAS MORE EXPERIENCE….THAN JOE BIDEN AND OBAMA COMBINED!…HELL IF SHE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT I’D VOTE FOR HER ! AND TO PEOPLE SAYING SHE’S PIMPING OUT HER BABY, STFU! SHE’S SHOWING SHE’S A FAMILY ORIENTED WOMAN …AND BELIEVES THAT EVERY LIFE HAS A MEANING AT CONCEPTION!!!(UNLIKE OBAMA WHO BELEIVES IN PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONS)….THIS WOMAN IS WHAT AMERICA NEEDS RIGHT NOW….I ESPECIALLY LOVE WHEN SHE SAYS ….THAT STATEMENT ABOUT THE STYRAPHOME GREEK COLUMS GOING BACK TO SOME HOLLYWOOD BACKLOT….LOL LOVE THAT BECAUSE ITS SOOO TRUE!!!, AND WHEN HE SAYS OBAMA WATS TO MOVE WATER AND HEAL THE WORLD…..FUNNY ALSO BECAUSE YOU OBAMABOTS BELIEVE HE IS SOME KINDA MESSIAH! LMAO THE TRUTH IS HE HAS NO EXPERIENCE COMPARED TO SARAH , JUST LIKE SARAH SAID….”I GUESS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, IS KINDA LIKE BEING A MAYOR, EXCEPT BEING A MYOR YOU ACTUALLY HAVE REAL RESPONSIBILITIES!”

    Mccain/palin 08!!!!!!!!!!

  • SASHA

    I CANT WAIT FOR THE B*TCH TOO FACE THE SAME PUNCHES SHE ATTEMPT LAST NIGHT.
    I HOPE SHE DOESN’T COMPLAIN .

  • worsethanbush

    that was such a phony act last night–way to deliver a speech without any substance, written entirely for you by your handlers. Just keep hurling insults, cause they’re all you’ve got. Build up your support lady cause you’re going to be needing it when it comes out how the Alaska Independence Party thinks you are one of their best infiltrators–of course the GOP’s probably removed that by their website by now. This woman is a walking scandal. pregnant daughter didn’t look 5 months along when turned to the side–i checked getty images. bristol looks like the one who’s breastfeeding??? the community organizer bash?? that’s code for insulting minorities. she’s dangerous. Alaska Daily News blogger said they her approval rating was down to 53% last time they checked. Plenty of Alaskans think she’s an unqualified joke.

  • terissa

    During the republican speech last night I thought it was so cute the way Palins little girl licked her hand and rubbed it on her brothers hair. I can just imagine what Shiloh and Princess Zahara do to the twins. Palin did a very good job speaking.

  • jesse

    Obama hasn’t even ran a lemonade stand , let alone the country!

    Is that really who you want to lead ….NOT me!

  • nk

    Sarah Palin is the biggest insult to women and the American society.
    And Rudy has gone senile, repeatedly giving the “fear monger” speech about 9/11.

    McCain lives in his POW past.
    Rudy lives in his 9/11 past.
    Sarah is their Nazi puppet with no substance.

  • Ann

    If Obama becomes president we will all die. DNC never mentioned about protecting our country. Think about it!!

  • jM

    Sarah Palin delievered a fantastic speech last night. Like she said Obama uses Change to promote his career, McCain uses his career to promote Change. McCain/Palin 2008.

  • Dancer

    Daisy #27
    You are wrong about Palin–these are her own words:

    I am pro-life. With the exception of a doctor’s determination that the mother’s life would end if the pregnancy continued. I believe that no matter what mistakes we make as a society, we cannot condone ending a life.

    McCain is more “liberal:” McCain said he thought Roe v. Wade should be overturned and said he would support exceptions to a ban on abortion in cases of rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is in danger.

    Personally if they get in I think Roe vs. Wade is in danger due to the fact (yes fact) that they will fill any supreme court vacancy with someone as conservative as they are. If you are for that conservative view then you are happy. Those of us who are not, don’t want to a conservative supreme court with no balance.

  • gee

    Panic, chaos and despair in democratic camp. The house of cards is falling down. The light of clarity has been directed at the whole sordid affair and the choice for american people is clearer then ever.

  • jesse

    SOME OF YOU LIBERALS NEED TO SHUT YOUR PIEHOLES! AND GET OVER THE FACT YOUR MESSIAH THAT YOU ALL BOW DOWN TO (OBAMA) GOT HIS ASS HANDED TO HIM LAST NIGHT ….SARAH IS A HUNDRED TIMES MORE EXPERIENCED THAN THE LIKES OF OBAMA OR BIDEN ….SO KEEP ON SUPPORTING YOUR ROOKIES!

    I’M SUPPORTING EXPERIENCE THIS TIME AROUND IN THE VOTING POLES….AND THE ONLY TICKET THAT HAS EXPERIENCE WRITTEN ALL OVER IT ….IS MCCAIN/PILAN!

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