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Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.
San Francisco Cronicle ^ | Sunday, September 7, 2008 | Willie Brown

Posted on 09/07/2008 8:18:55 AM PDT by kralcmot

Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.

The Democrats are in trouble. Sarah Palin has totally changed the dynamics of this campaign.

Period.

Palin's speech to the GOP National Convention on Wednesday has set it up so that the Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don't do well on defense.

Suddenly, Palin and John McCain are the mavericks and Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the status quo, in a year when you don't want to be seen as defending the status quo.

From taxes to oil drilling, Democrats are now going to have to start explaining their positions.

Whenever you start having to explain things, you're on defense.

I actually went back and watched Palin's speech a second time. I didn't go to sleep until 1:30 a.m. I had to make sure I got the lines right.

Her timing was exquisite. She didn't linger with applause, but instead launched into line after line of attack, slipping the knives in with every smile and joke.

And she delivered it like she was just BS-ing on the street with the meter maid.

She didn't have to prove she was "of the people." She really is the people....(snip)

As for Palin herself, she is going to be very, very effective on the campaign trail, especially if McCain's people can figure out how to gently keep her from getting into confrontations with the press.

If she can answer questions like she handled herself at the convention, Palin will turn out to be the most interesting person in all of politics, and the press will treat her like they treated Obama when he was first discovered.

And remember, the Palin bandwagon needs to roll for only two months....(snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; mccainpalin; palin; thrillafromwasilla; williebrown
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Hard core DemocRat see reality, and likes what he sees...then tries to help the ticket with some stage intructions....to wit...

"By the way, a note to John McCain: Get rid of the suits.

McCain is best with an open collar, his sleeves rolled up and in a Western shirt.

He doesn't come off well in suits at all.

They make him look old.

And Cindy - keep the hair up."

1 posted on 09/07/2008 8:18:55 AM PDT by kralcmot
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To: kralcmot
What?! Willie Brown wrote this?!
2 posted on 09/07/2008 8:21:45 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Drill Now, Vote Nobama, and Oust the Third Word Democrat Congress)
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To: kralcmot

Willi is a racist.


3 posted on 09/07/2008 8:22:51 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: kralcmot
She didn't have to prove she was "of the people." She really is the people....

BINGO! And THAT scares the Rats to death!

4 posted on 09/07/2008 8:23:31 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: kralcmot

the Palin bandwagon needs to roll for only two months


Good call, Willie. The liberal press has only 60 days to get the bloom off Palin’s rose, and the more they try, the better it is for her.

What a masterstroke of brilliance this selection has become.


5 posted on 09/07/2008 8:23:32 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: cardinal4
What?! Willie Brown wrote this?!

Every once in a while Democrats feel the need to be honest. He will get back on the talking points soon.

6 posted on 09/07/2008 8:24:49 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That’s the part the media just doesn’t get.


7 posted on 09/07/2008 8:25:40 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: kralcmot
and the press will treat her like they treated Obama when he was first discovered.

And just when is this going to start?

8 posted on 09/07/2008 8:25:52 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: cardinal4

Not only....but there are now appearing many such admiring articles in this and other leftist bastions of the press.

I suspect that they will appear on this Forum.


9 posted on 09/07/2008 8:27:48 AM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: kralcmot

Despite being a dem, it sounds like Willie Brown likes Sarah.


10 posted on 09/07/2008 8:28:48 AM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: kralcmot
Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.

The last person who did that adopted a Muslim name.
11 posted on 09/07/2008 8:29:08 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: cardinal4

I couldn’t believe Willie Brown wrote this either, until I read some of his other columns. He was the smartest politician in CA and now that he is retired he doesn’t have to be partisan and he calls it like he sees it.


12 posted on 09/07/2008 8:29:22 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Senator Goldwater

The liberal press is acting like a mad dog they feel FAIL is near.


13 posted on 09/07/2008 8:30:35 AM PDT by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: kralcmot

He is, in effect, favorably comparing her to The Greatest, the black icon, one of the most well-known people in the world, Muhammad Ali.

Wow.


14 posted on 09/07/2008 8:31:48 AM PDT by Tazlo (I need to get a tagline)
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To: kralcmot
I like his last (unrelated) snippet at the link:

By the way, there's a new dining tip for people going out in Oakland.

Be sure to order soup.

That way when the robbery starts, you can slip off your jewelry and drop it into soup so the robbers won't see it.

15 posted on 09/07/2008 8:32:33 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: kralcmot

Rumble, young woman, rumble.


16 posted on 09/07/2008 8:32:44 AM PDT by RichInOC (McCain/Palin '08: And Now For Something Completely Different.)
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To: heartwood

Willie Brown is, was, and always will be all about Willie Brown.

He is the perfect embodiment of Mao-tze Tung’s phrase: “If you would be a leader, find a parade and get in front of it.”

Willie Brown has just found a new parade...


17 posted on 09/07/2008 8:32:50 AM PDT by PhilosopherStones
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To: heartwood

Honesty and the Dems, who’da thunk it?


18 posted on 09/07/2008 8:33:06 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Drill Now, Vote Nobama, and Oust the Third Word Democrat Congress)
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To: Always Right

Every once in a while Democrats feel the need to be honest. He will get back on the talking points soon.
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This brings to mind one of Willie’s quotes: “Always tell the truth unless it’s politically expedient to do otherwise.”


19 posted on 09/07/2008 8:33:06 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Senator Goldwater

Well, the MSM will not stop after Election Day. They know that they need to destroy Sarah Palin. If they can’t get to her with anything substantive, they’ll just keep banging away with ridicule. They’ve done this with GWB & Dick Cheney for 8 years. Look at their ‘numbers’.

With Liberalism its all about ‘The Movement’.


20 posted on 09/07/2008 8:33:27 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Senator Goldwater

Actually only 58 days. I think they will keep her under wraps until after the debate, maybe roll her out to Sean Hannity or someone like that just before or just after the veep debate.


21 posted on 09/07/2008 8:34:29 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (I would spend more time on FR but I have to make sure my tires are inflated.)
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To: ErnBatavia

LOL, sadly...


22 posted on 09/07/2008 8:34:43 AM PDT by eureka! (Former: McCain....I guess. Now: McCain/Palin....For d*mn sure, Big Time!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

There is a big class element to this. Obama’s supporters tend to be upper middle class, people with Ivy League or similar credentials, who assume that Obama is one of them because he has similar educational credentials. Unfortunately for the Dems, many more people in this country have backgrounds and cultural attitudes like Sarah’s. I think that as the election goes on, she will draw more support from Reagan Democrat types who may rarely vote Republican, but feel like they can relate to and trust a hockey mom from small town America much more than a messianic elitist who grew up in Indonesia, the son of a radical, the friend of radicals.


23 posted on 09/07/2008 8:35:48 AM PDT by maro (Repeal the 8th Amendment)
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To: kralcmot
Palin will turn out to be the most interesting person in all of politics, and the press will treat her like they treated Obama when he was first discovered.

BULLSh1T!!!

24 posted on 09/07/2008 8:37:34 AM PDT by Old Sarge (I am not voting for McCain - I'm voting for PALIN!)
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To: kralcmot
I generally agree with his points -- except for this one: "If she can answer questions like she handled herself at the convention, Palin will turn out to be the most interesting person in all of politics, and the press will treat her like they treated Obama when he was first discovered."

Sarah severely "dissed" the East Coast liberal establishment media. she refused to show deference and fealty, refused to kiss their rings, and then poked them in the eyes (I wanted to say pissed on their shoes, but Sarah is a lady). They are REALLY angry, and they're going to be after her tooth and nail.

25 posted on 09/07/2008 8:38:39 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: kralcmot

And Willie Brown is a man who I disagree with politically (putting it mildly), and he’s slicker and more ethically, um, agile in many ways than the other Willie ever was, but the guy is a smart old pro. When he looks at her, then turns back to the Dems and says, “Guys, you’re in real trouble”, that means a lot.


26 posted on 09/07/2008 8:39:49 AM PDT by RichInOC (McCain/Palin '08: And Now For Something Completely Different.)
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To: kralcmot

I agree with ALL those statements...they are small, but subconsciously important to voters.


27 posted on 09/07/2008 8:40:42 AM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: kralcmot

At breakfast in a Manhattan diner this morning, 2 dispirited liberal women were bemoaning the fact that Sarah would not be appearing on the Sunday talk shows.

And then the funny part was that they started tearing into Obama for being such a bad candidate. They really seemed to be resigned to an Obama loss.

They looked like the typical late-50ish, look-like-a-man lesbians that support Hillary, so they were probably PUMAs.


28 posted on 09/07/2008 8:43:11 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kralcmot

How dare anyone use that to describe Palin. Cassius Clay was a conscientious objector as opposed to Palin who’s proud her son is serving his country.


29 posted on 09/07/2008 8:43:16 AM PDT by itsthejourney (Sarah-cuda IS the right reason)
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To: kralcmot

If the McCain campaign points out that Obama will likely be greenlighting a Dem congress, it would also present choice between Palin and Nancy Pelosi - that is a favorable matchup, and the comparison will drive the woman further into deep batshi# insanity. This is also a perfect framework for the oil drilling argument.


30 posted on 09/07/2008 8:45:44 AM PDT by Monti Cello
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To: All

Is it possible Brown is upset he isn’t part of Obama’s
followers?

He’ll get some attention with that piece.


31 posted on 09/07/2008 8:50:20 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Well, last week or so ago McCain got angry at the way Palin was being treated. He got all the campaign people together. And slamming fist in hand, and said "If this is the way it's going to be, this is the way it will be."

Her speach got changed fast and that's the way it's going to be from then on. McCain knows wars when he sees them, and Palin can spot idiots at 100 yards.

32 posted on 09/07/2008 8:51:40 AM PDT by BobS
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To: kralcmot
BS line of the decade. the press will treat her like they treated Obama when he was first discovered.
33 posted on 09/07/2008 8:52:37 AM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: kralcmot
The Thrilla from Wasilla courtesy of Bunnyslippers
34 posted on 09/07/2008 8:53:17 AM PDT by Gator_that_eats_Dems
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To: All

35 posted on 09/07/2008 8:53:18 AM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy... I'm the cartoonist for iowapresidentialwatch.com)
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To: kralcmot

Don’t you just love the liberal approach to crime? Order soup in Oakland so you can hide your jewelry during a robbery. You simply can’t make this stuff up!


36 posted on 09/07/2008 8:55:28 AM PDT by mort56
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To: kralcmot
If she can answer questions like she handled herself at the convention, Palin will turn out to be the most interesting person in all of politics, and the press will treat her like they treated Obama when he was first discovered.

Willie got almost everything right except this. They will treat her negatively with the same intensity as they have treated BO positively.

37 posted on 09/07/2008 8:55:53 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: heartwood

I could, Brown IMO has always been one of the more honest guys on the left. To his own fault.


38 posted on 09/07/2008 8:56:02 AM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: kralcmot
Whenever you start having to explain things, you're on defense.

Which is why the commiecRats lie and never say anything. No truer words have been spoken by a Rat.

Pray for W McCuda and Our Troops

39 posted on 09/07/2008 8:56:38 AM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: Tazlo

“She didn’t have to prove she was “of the people.” She really is the people”

That’s WOW....what an incredible admission from the consummate leftist Pol.


40 posted on 09/07/2008 8:58:05 AM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: kralcmot
Sarah Palin is going to shake the Democratic leftist-liberal house to its foundation, and then bring it down...in fact, she's already doing so.

She, her family, their faith, their values, and their story represent the absolute refutation of all the tired old liberal mantras and victimology that they malignantly use to mentally, psychologically, and financially enslave whole classes of people.

From women's rights, to family values, to gun rights, to abortion, to energy policy, to taxation, to envrionmentalism, to fundamental governing principal, to U.S. soveriegnty and independence, and on and on...she is a wrecking ball to the leftist, libneral, socialist house.































41 posted on 09/07/2008 8:58:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: kralcmot

They need to begin planning to add a new face to Mt Rushmore.


42 posted on 09/07/2008 9:03:41 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: kralcmot

BUMP


43 posted on 09/07/2008 9:03:56 AM PDT by Gator_that_eats_Dems
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks for posting that nice collection of pictures.

And, special thanks to Jeffhead FReeper fantastique for supplying the bandwidth to preserve and disseminate these images.


44 posted on 09/07/2008 9:04:57 AM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: kralcmot
"By the way, a note to John McCain: Get rid of the suits. McCain is best with an open collar, his sleeves rolled up and in a Western shirt. He doesn't come off well in suits at all. They make him look old. And Cindy - keep the hair up."

BS. John is speaking to thousands of people; he is presidential and his suit and her attire need to be appropriate to those roles. Save the shirtsleeves for small gatherings in the diner. Keep up the good work McCain and campaign.

45 posted on 09/07/2008 9:06:11 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Monti Cello
Photobucket

The Obama is getting smaller and smaller each day.

The bloom is definately off this rose.

Uh oh.

46 posted on 09/07/2008 9:09:06 AM PDT by atc23 (Community Organizer? You mean Street Hustler?)
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To: Tallguy
With Liberalism its all about...



‘The Movement’.

47 posted on 09/07/2008 9:11:21 AM PDT by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: kralcmot
That’s WOW....what an incredible admission from the consummate leftist Pol.

Willie's been out there long enough to know BS from brilliance, and he's just trying to warn his fellow Rats not to dismiss Sarah as a brainless beauty queen. He's probably savvy enough to know that people outside of the bus routes don't automatically recoil when they think of hunting.

48 posted on 09/07/2008 9:21:05 AM PDT by hunter112 (Gov. Palin is ten times the woman Hillary could've hoped to be, if she had stayed a "Goldwater Girl")
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To: Senator Goldwater
Just hear on a Fox interview with some presstitute woman that the National Enquirer is going to press with a story of an extramarital affair between Sarah Palin and some business acquaintance. I am hoping this is the non-story about the guy who was trying to have his divorce records sealed. If it's something like an interview with his ex, who is evidently somewhat of a stalker, I think it will be a blow over. But what gets me is the press will pick this up and run with it, unlike the silence that covered Edwards until his public confession. The press is absolutely livid that the McCain Palin campaign has had the gall to fight back against their smears of Palin's family. This will be the dirtiest election that we've ever seen.
49 posted on 09/07/2008 9:22:52 AM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: kralcmot

I think Willi Brown needs a MRI of the brain. He must have some type of lesion there which is blocking the commie wacko talking points. Sounds way too reasonable in this piece.


50 posted on 09/07/2008 9:25:13 AM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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