We watched Sarah Palin last night at the convention. We were both positively gleeful, as was the entire convention floor. She's smart, articulate, and truly conservative. I am thrilled. After the blistering email I sent to the McCain campaign when I heard the rumor that he was thinking of nominating the pro-abortion Tom Ridge, this was not the response I was expecting. It was FAR better.
We watched on PBS last night, and it was highly amusing to see the liberal media reaction to the speech. The reporter on the floor could hardly contain her disgust. Just about every other word was spoken with a barely concealed sneer. It was one of the nastiest displays of partisan leftist reporting I have ever seen. It appears that she had lots of company.
Check out this link to see what I mean.
My favorite, though, was this quote from Macleans, also found on the NR website:
"It was that good. No, she’s not qualified, and the substance was thin, but my God — that was perhaps the greatest bit of political theatre I have ever witnessed. Her critics in the media and in the opposition may regret having piled on quite so enthusiastically, and with so little heed for who they hurt — or angered. Watching the tumultuous, ecstatic reaction in the hall, I was reminded of the famous words of the Admiral Yamamoto after Pearl Harbour : “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant, and fill him with a terrible resolve." '
I couldn't have said it better myself. I'm actually excited about the Republican ticket for the first time in what seems like years now. I only wish the two names on the ticket were reversed... =)