Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin’s speech (my jumbled thoughts)

Disclaimer: Thoughts are jumbled, and disorganized, have fun deciphering , I’ll organize at a later date)

There were 3 goals I was looking for out of Sarah’s speech last night and they were as follows (I will organize thoughts later)

1. Who are you?
2. Do you know what you’re talking about?
3. Take BHO to task.

All three of these were done, and quite well.

1. Who are you?

Although I knew a little bit about her from watching Glenn Beck’s interview of her back in April. I didn’t get that much out of it other than she knew how to stand up to people, she was conservative and would make an awesome VP candidate.

In her tone of voice I noted humility. That scores big with me. She doesn’t play to the crowd like Obama. She did not play on any emotions as I notice in Obama’s de facto make the government God pitch. There exists a sense of articulation that Sarah has that isn’t existent with BHO’s speeches.

She talked about her family and her most recent son Trig (onometry, sorry, I had to get the math joke in). That son has special needs (Down Syndrome) not only did she have the baby with down syndrome, no abortion, no genetic alteration even better! (Sweet that they met in HS)

She didn’t overplay her family’s history or anything like that. Which for me makes you that much more real.

She also showed a sense of humor, the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull, lipstick, classic. as well as with the community organizer line.

Her mind of being involved with government was absolutely perfect, wanting to make education better

She established herself as outsider in Washington…she showed wit on the media and how they think she’s not qualified because she’s not “in”….”I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion, I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this great country!” Again, humility and service is something that reigned with me throughout this speech.

“Politics isn’t just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reasons are to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good and to leave this nation BETTER than we found it” Integrity, good will, good conviction, servants heart, I love those qualities about her.

This not standing up the status quo is change, an authentic change not Obamaworship change. She has a great sense of humor as well. I might have to go to confession again at this rate for liking her so much.

2. Do you know what you’re talking about?

Cutting spending, surplus, protecting tax payers, (1/2 a billion in vetoes enough said), stopped earmark spending, did not take money from the government to build the bridge from no-where. Competition and true fairness, and government in the hands of the people. Sounds like she knows what she’s talking about to me.

Energy independence, through the pipeline, sounds like a good thing to me as well. She talks about foreign policy as well. Russia, Iran, she shows that she does know what she’s talking about when it comes to the issues facing America today. She knows Alaska has the oil, and wants to use it. It’s a good thing. I also loved the smart alec humor that she showed in replying to the drilling isn’t the answer to all problems (as if we didn’t know that already).

She articulately makes her points…a stroke of actual substance from her speech…

3. Take shots at BHO

The beginning of the speech was great, always being proud of America (swipe at Michelle Obama’s comments).

I also loved the explanation of the job of being the Governor of Alaska. (swipe at the inexperience card)….”I guess a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have ACTUAL responsibilities” I started laughing at this comment.

And how she talked about how praise of working people, and the “clinging to religion and guns” contradiction. in how Obama addresses the people in Scranton and San Francisco. Great line.

“devoted followers”….”2 memoirs, no laws, not even in the state Senate” great line on his inexperience, and incompetence for the position…victory and campaign is another great jab at his ego. And a great line as well with the Styrofoam columns.

Obama’s entire campaign here: “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 it, victory’s in Iraq is finally sight, he wants to forfeit, terrorists states are seeking nuclear weapons without delay, he wants to meet with them without preconditions, al quaeda terrorists still plan to inflict catastrophic harm, he’s worried if someone will read them their rights, government is too big, he wants to grow it, congress spends too much money, he promises more, taxes are too high, he wants to raise them, his tax increase are the fine print: the democratic nominee, inc. income, cable, investment, death, business, inc. tax burden by 100’s of billions of dollars….This was the meat I was looking for

“change to promote careers” or “careers to promote change”

“do nothing senate”

more than an organizer.

Conclusion: I heart Sarah Palin (she’s really going to get a lot of us guys in trouble, LOL!)

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