She's Not Shying Away from Anything

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Sep 03, 2008 10:40 PM
I should have live blogged this, but I got caught up in the moment. Game on and tell me what you all think of the speech in the comments! I'm going to do a video wrap up after the speech ends and I want your input!

10:40 Palin is going at length introducing her family to the country. Pledges to be an friend and advocate for special needs Americans in the White House. Introducers her parents as farmers who "are always proud of America."

10:41: Says she's just an "average hockey Mom who signed up for the PTA" laughs when she sees members of the audience who are holding "hockey moms for Palin" signs.

10:42:
Calls out Obama without naming him. "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."

While Palin makes history, Code Pinkers are escoted out.

She calls out Obama for talking smack about small town people who cling to guns and religion behind closed doors.

10:44
Starts to tout her outsider/reformer status. Calls out the media. Audience boos (the media), some chant USA! USA! "Here's a newsflash for the newspapers and commentators, I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion."

Standing O, crowd is eating this up.

10:48: Says she helped put the government of her state "back on the side of the people." Says she got rid of a luxury jet, "I put it on eBay," she said. "I love to drive myself to work and I thought we could muddle along without a personal chef." Repeats her "Thanks, but no thanks" line about the Bridge to Nowhere.

10:50: Brags she sent state revenue back to the people of Alaska. Says she help break the lobbyists "monopoly on power."

10:51: Woo, now she' s on energy. "We cannot leave ourselves at the mercy of foreign suppliers." She says "Take it from Alaska, we know the North Slope."

"The fact that drilling won't solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all."

Promises with McCain-Palin administration "We are going to lay more pipelines and build more nuclear plants" and move forward on wind, solar and all alternative sources.

10:54
Says listening to Obama speak it's "easy to forget this is a man who has authored to memoirs" but not any laws or reforms in the Senate. "This is a man who can give entire speeches about the war in this country and not use the word victory except for his own campaign."

10:57:
Hits Obama on energy, war, terror. "Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America ... he's worried that someone won't read them their rights?"she asks.

10:58:
Now on taxes. "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."

Ok, I gotta start writing stuff for me video wrap up. Looks like a great speech, what a night.