One of the best quotes of the speech:
“What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.”
View the complete speech here:
The best barbs in her speech were reserved for Mr. “Hopey-Changytude”:
“Victory in Iraq is finally in sight; he wants to forfeit,” she said of the Democratic presidential nominee.
“Al-Qaida terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America; he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights.
“I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities,” she said, a reference to Obama’s stint as a community organizer.
“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,” she said.
Her energy plan is based on solid experience in oil-rich Alaska. As Lawrence Kudrow observes:
Coming from the natural-resource rich state of Alaska, Palin is an experienced energy expert. She knows more about the economics of energy than Sens. McCain, Obama or Biden. And in this year of the oil-shock economy, Palin’s role will be absolutely crucial.
“Obama is way off-base on all that. I think those politicians who don’t understand that we need more domestic supply of energy flowing into our hungry markets (are) living in la-la land. And we’re in a world of hurt if their agenda continues to be to lock up these safe, secure domestic supplies of energy.”
That’s what Palin told me in a CNBC interview in late June. I call it drill, drill, drill. But in fact it’s a full-throated America-first energy policy that will create millions of high-paying jobs with complete government deregulation and decontrol of the full menu of energy sources: oil, natural gas, nuclear, clean coal, shale and the alternative fuels of wind, solar and cellulosic.
Sarah Palin delivered a great speech at the GOP Convention Wednesaday night. She continued to exude the toughness and confidence that made her a successful Governor of Alaska, and proved that she will make a fine, capable Vice President. McCain made a wise choice.