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BARACK, MEET YOUR NIGHTMARE
NEW YORK POST ^ | September 4, 2008 | rich lowry

Posted on 09/04/2008 7:59:33 AM PDT by george76

Last night, the question about Sarah Palin wasn't if she's risen too fast, but where she's been for so long.

She may have given the best speech of either political convention. She delivered a brilliantly written text flawlessly. Politicians who've been on the national stage for decades could do no better, and usually do worse.

Newsrooms across America must be in abject despair. The unlikely VP nominee the media hoped to crush out of the gate is unaffected by their condescension and scorn - and is bent on giving better than she takes.

Miss Congeniality isn't afraid to administer an old-fashioned beat-down. Annie Oakley brought a gun to a knife fight and made like the Obama-Biden ticket was a moose lazily meandering into her gun sights.

she said the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom is "lipstick." It wasn't just a cute line. She immediately began to prove it, starting with her killer line that being mayor of a small town is just like being a community organizer - except you have actual responsibilities.

She was merciless on Obama's elitism, scoring him for saying one thing about working-class voters in Scranton and another in San Francisco. By the end, you began to feel sorry for him for having been so thoroughly eviscerated by a woman and to wonder - how are Obama and Biden possibly going to handle her?

Palin was obviously comfortable laying body checks on Obama. In fact, she seemed to enjoy it.

Throughout, she never lost that ineffable quality that is literally priceless - her likability.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008rncconvention; 2008veep; antiamericanleft; antichrist; electionpresident; elections; lowry; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden; obamatruthfile; palin; rncconvetion; sarah; sarahpalin; unamericanactivities
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1 posted on 09/04/2008 7:59:34 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
She delivered a brilliantly written text flawlessly.

With:

1) A broken teleprompter - so that she was ad-libbing it, and

2) Code Pink whackos storming the stage.


2 posted on 09/04/2008 8:02:31 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: george76

If there is anyone here at Free Republic that isn’t fully supporting McCain/Palin after last night....I just don’t understand you.

I’m hardly a big fan of McCain’s, as several hundred posts here demonstrate conclusively. But after what I saw last night, I’m not just going to vote for the ticket, I’m going to bust my ass to see it wins come November.

How bout you?


3 posted on 09/04/2008 8:02:40 AM PDT by Badeye (Ooooooooooo....Baracuda.)
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To: george76

If there is anyone here at Free Republic that isn’t fully supporting McCain/Palin after last night....I just don’t understand you.

I’m hardly a big fan of McCain’s, as several hundred posts here demonstrate conclusively. But after what I saw last night, I’m not just going to vote for the ticket, I’m going to bust my ass to see it wins come November.

How bout you?


4 posted on 09/04/2008 8:02:50 AM PDT by Badeye (Ooooooooooo....Baracuda.)
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To: Badeye

Sorry bout the double post....(chuckle)


5 posted on 09/04/2008 8:03:29 AM PDT by Badeye (Ooooooooooo....Baracuda.)
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To: george76

6 posted on 09/04/2008 8:03:52 AM PDT by Enterprise (Palin? Obama is pale in comparison.)
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To: Badeye

I’m bustin’ mine, too, to help her get elected. She’s da bomb!!!!!


7 posted on 09/04/2008 8:06:11 AM PDT by Joyell
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Got a link about the Code Pink whackos?


8 posted on 09/04/2008 8:06:49 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
2) Code Pink whackos storming the stage.

I missed that. I admit to falling asleep, but not from lack of interest. I was just way too tired.

9 posted on 09/04/2008 8:07:02 AM PDT by listenhillary (Why are many feminists not feminine? I think they should give the word back.)
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To: george76

“She delivered a brilliantly written text flawlessly. Politicians who’ve been on the national stage for decades could do no better, and usually do worse.”

Her delivery was remarkable. Part way through, I realized I hadn’t heard a single uh, or a single misspoken syllable, or any stumbles or flubs. If she had even one of the usuals uh, or even one break in her delivery, I missed it.


10 posted on 09/04/2008 8:07:48 AM PDT by Will88 (.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Expect Palin to knock squirrels out of trees across Ohio
and Pennsylvania, along with other critters, fur and
feathered. Unlike other candidates, she’ll probably do her
own shooting and skinning, and maybe roast them on sticks,
with a pinch of salt, demanding reporters eat some, so
they can say it tastes like chicken.

John Kass, Chicago Tribune


11 posted on 09/04/2008 8:08:43 AM PDT by JRochelle
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To: Badeye

Just made my first contribution to the campaign. I am fired up!


12 posted on 09/04/2008 8:08:57 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: george76

13 posted on 09/04/2008 8:09:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: george76
Barack Obama got beat up by a ... GIRL!!! LOL!


14 posted on 09/04/2008 8:09:43 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: Enterprise

"I think you're [not] gonna like it">

15 posted on 09/04/2008 8:10:37 AM PDT by Salamander (Obama hates uppity women.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
A broken teleprompter...

I noticed a point about 2/3 way through the speech. She'd just made a point and the audience was loud. She looked down and mumbled something, then looked up again and went right on with her delivery, a smile on her face.

My reaction was, was that an open-mike moment? I couldn't tell what she mumbled, but it was obvious it wasn't prepared. Now, I wonder whether that's when the teleprompter went down, or continued on its string and put her off pace. Whichever, she handled it flawlessly.

16 posted on 09/04/2008 8:10:59 AM PDT by bcsco (Sarah America! Ignore the lipstik at your peril!)
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To: george76

“Throughout, she never lost that ineffable quality that is literally priceless - her likability.”

That is what struck me.
My experience with women in the workforce hasn’t been positive, so I admit to a bias against them. Not to the point that I won’t work with women, but I prefer to avoid it. So, my bias comes into play when scrutinizing Palin.
What I noticed in her speech delivery is that she was flawless. She wasn’t too cute, but remained feminine. She kept a serious tone, while throwing in humor. She never seemed to get flustered, or overly pleased with herself.

The speech was topself. Now, let’s get them elected so we can see if she walks the walk.


17 posted on 09/04/2008 8:12:15 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: Badeye

I have not seen the Say no to Juan McCain ping list in a few days.


18 posted on 09/04/2008 8:12:44 AM PDT by JRochelle
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To: Diogenesis

TELL ME THAT IS AVAILABLE AS A BUMPER STICKER!


19 posted on 09/04/2008 8:13:12 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

She is amazing.

Words fail to describe her.

The dems should be scared.


20 posted on 09/04/2008 8:13:20 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Salamander

21 posted on 09/04/2008 8:13:33 AM PDT by Enterprise (Palin? Obama is pale in comparison.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
She delivered a brilliantly written text flawlessly.
With: 1) A broken teleprompter

Can you imagine what would have happened in Obama’s speech if he had had a teleprompter malfunction?

22 posted on 09/04/2008 8:13:55 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: massgopguy; listenhillary
Post 2
23 posted on 09/04/2008 8:14:07 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bcsco

Just heard the teleprompter began to malfunction during Guiliani and wasn’t working when Palin began per Fox news.


24 posted on 09/04/2008 8:14:07 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Sarah Palin - Change You Can See)
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To: Badeye
I will now happily vote for McCain/Palin because of Sarah.
25 posted on 09/04/2008 8:14:08 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto!)
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To: george76

Joe Biden’s been put on the bench. The top of their ticket’s going to have to respond to this. He’s a humorless Chicago machine politician. She’s .... Elliot Ness. This is too perfect a send up. Biden can’t help OBama on the experience issue. And the part about making him flesh out what he did as a community organizer? He doesn’t want to do that. No way. That’s going to make him look like a career politician, one who created an “official” position of authority when in reality he had no authority whatsoever.

QuannelX is a community organizer. Okay.


26 posted on 09/04/2008 8:14:31 AM PDT by kinghorse (Selecting Palin took the guts of a fighter pilot landing on the deck of a carrier)
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To: george76
Throughout, she never lost that ineffable quality that is literally priceless - her likability. There's no substitute in politics for being liked, and it's not something that can be faked or synthesized.

She is "authentic" and Americans are hungry for a non-career, authentic, normal, real person who will represent them. Palin will get HUGE cross-party votes, HUGE.

27 posted on 09/04/2008 8:14:54 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: The G Man

OMG! Where’d you get that graphic? I MUST have it!!


28 posted on 09/04/2008 8:15:49 AM PDT by blu (Last one out of Michigan, please turn off the lights.)
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To: listenhillary; massgopguy
Kristinn posted a thread about it - one of them was a $100,000 contributer to Obambi:
TOP OBAMA CAMPAIGN FINANCIER ATTEMPTED TO STORM STAGE DURING SARAH PALIN SPEECH
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2074263/posts
I tried to bump it to "Breaking" but I guess the Moderators didn't want it there.
29 posted on 09/04/2008 8:18:20 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: bcsco
I caught one little flub, that was handled so well and so smoothly that it hardly seemed like an error at all. She was talking about dependence on foreign oil and said something like “ and Venezuela might cut of their discoveries (that was the slip) and deliveries of those discoveries.” I think she said discoveries instead of deliveries but then seamlessly fixed it in mid sentence, without so much as batting an eyelash.
30 posted on 09/04/2008 8:18:27 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: MikeWUSAF

31 posted on 09/04/2008 8:18:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: 1Old Pro

A war hero and a heroic mum.
Experience and optimism.
A man and a woman

- The Emergence of an American Margaret Thatcher.
Geoffrey Britain’s Weblog ^ | 9/4/2008 | Geoffrey Britain


32 posted on 09/04/2008 8:18:55 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Badeye

I am our County Chair for McCain and have to admit I was going through the motions because in my State he was going to win, but with Gov Palin on the ticket I want every last vote I can get for the ticket. I am totally energized now!


33 posted on 09/04/2008 8:19:56 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: blu

I made it myself. It’s hosted at imageshack. Feel free to grab it.


34 posted on 09/04/2008 8:20:22 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: Badeye

McCain in 08 could mean that it’s Palin in 2012. Had to feel a little sorry for Romney.


35 posted on 09/04/2008 8:21:03 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Badeye
If there is anyone here at Free Republic that isn’t fully supporting McCain/Palin after last night....I just don’t understand you.

Then I will explain it for you. I am a conservative. McCain is a liberal. An open borders liberal, as a matter of fact. If the ticket were flipped I might put up with him as VP.

I am a conservative not a Republican. I will vote for Republicans IF they are conservative. If Bush's opponent had not been Hanoi John Kerry, I would not have voted in the last election.

Islam's war against the west will inevitably bring the US a nuclear strike. Putin is moving to regain as much of the Soviet empire as he can, which greatly adds to the likelihood of various Islamic factions obtaining the capacity to move jihad to this level. The persistent open borders are a hot potato that will utterly destroy the party in power when it happens. I prefer that the borders be closed - but barring that, let it be the liberals who are destroyed if we're not going to move to prevent it.

This is as obvious and foreseeable as the earlier attacks on September eleventh. Aside from the loss we all will have of family and friends WHEN not if this happens, I recognize that the party who emerges in power will be able to radically reshape government the United States. Many on the left foresee this as well, and are actively working to keep our defenses weak.

I therefore am willing to sacrifice important pieces to win the game. Winning the white house or congress are less important than closing the borders. A candidate who could win an office, at the cost of placing someone in office that the left could justifiably claim failed to aggressively defend America costs conservatism control of the board.

By the same token I will not move to save a socially liberal republican candidate merely to defeat the democrat. Sometimes control of the board is more important than saving every pawn.

If I get a liberal in office who votes liberal while claiming (unchallenged) to represent the party with a conservative platform, then my voice is even more unheard than if a liberal democrat is in office. It means that conservatives will vote for anyone who claims conservatism, even if they are to the left of Hillary Clinton. It also means that the Republican party did this eyes wide open, believing that I (and other conservatives) would vote for a yellow dog if it was a republican. Sorry RNC that only works with democrats.

Semper Fidelis

36 posted on 09/04/2008 8:21:38 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Diogenesis

Nice pic how about one with a pretty PITBULL


37 posted on 09/04/2008 8:21:48 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

broken teleprompter?


38 posted on 09/04/2008 8:21:56 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: listenhillary
I missed that. I admit to falling asleep, but not from lack of interest. I was just way too tired.

Are you sure it wasn't from a coma induced by listening to Carly Fiorina? Anyone catch her last night? I needed to find some Ben Stein sound bites to wake me up.

39 posted on 09/04/2008 8:22:38 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: Nevadan

Here we go again; every article will mention the speech was written for her. She delivered that speech far better than Obama did his acceptance speech. I watched a little of it and all he did was look to the right and left teleprompters. I got the impression he was trying hard not to stammer like he does when he is not reading text. That guy is a train wreck without a teleprompter, but the impartial press is more concerned with Palin reading a speech.


40 posted on 09/04/2008 8:22:45 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: george76; xzins; P-Marlowe; Dr. Eckleburg

***Annie Oakley brought a gun to a knife fight and made like the Obama-Biden ticket was a moose lazily meandering into her gun sights.***

Love it!


41 posted on 09/04/2008 8:23:05 AM PDT by Gamecock (Sarah Palin brought me out of the Religion Forum.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Are those true???

1) sabotage

2) code pink, ‘nuff said


42 posted on 09/04/2008 8:23:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Badeye

yes, I am supporting the PALIN/mccain ticket.


43 posted on 09/04/2008 8:24:02 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: TomasUSMC

iT’S NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE AN IVY LEAGUE DIPLOMA, to successfully be the leader of the free world.


44 posted on 09/04/2008 8:24:07 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: george76

Whether McCain/Palin wins or loses in November, I’m going down swingin’ with this gal!


45 posted on 09/04/2008 8:24:35 AM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Did anyone see what the Code Pinko did? How close did it get to the podium? What was it yelling, or did it have a sign?

I just saw it being hauled up the stairs, flashing a peace sign.


46 posted on 09/04/2008 8:25:25 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Above all else, let us think straight." -- Melvin J. Ballard)
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To: george76
Some great zingers from Rich Lowery. Thanks for posting

Miss Congeniality isn't afraid to administer an old-fashioned beat-down. Annie Oakley brought a gun to a knife fight and made like the Obama-Biden ticket was a moose lazily meandering into her gun sights.

47 posted on 09/04/2008 8:26:07 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Badeye

“I’m hardly a big fan of McCain’s, as several hundred posts here demonstrate conclusively. But after what I saw last night, I’m not just going to vote for the ticket, I’m going to bust my ass to see it wins come November.”

I’m with you, big time! I was planning on staying home Election Day to polish my shoes since I couldn’t stand McCain. I even stopped posting on FR for quite awhile, because of the grief I got from FRiends. Stopped posting and said I’d be back after the election. Now, like you, I’ll not only vote for this ticket, I’ll campaign and donate again to the RNC, instead of tearing up their requests for money. As for Sarah Palin, YOU GO GIRL!!!!


48 posted on 09/04/2008 8:26:38 AM PDT by Primetimedonna ( It's SAN FRANCISCO, not Frisco. Charter member of the San Francisco Snowflakes)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
I will now happily vote for McCain/Palin because of Sarah.

Palin's got baggage. Unfortunately the baggage is McCain. I will however vote for the ticket.

49 posted on 09/04/2008 8:27:31 AM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: Mamzelle
Palin & the Teleprompter
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NTY3MTI3MzhmNzhmNGJlYmIwOTYzMTNmZjA4ZDk3MTE=
50 posted on 09/04/2008 8:27:42 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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