Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Palin's Big Speech: Less Than Meets the Ear

We're watching Gov. Palin's Big Speech and, quite frankly, there's not much there. Nice family, though that's beside the point.

Otherwise, some warmed over GOP Talking Points, including the popular but false notion that Alaska oil can save America, which even she acknowledges won't work.

Pretends now that she's a reformer, ignoring the mounting evidence that there's less to her reform agenda than she claims.

Now, throwing out a little Red Meat for the loyalists, which they, being loyalists, eagerly lap up. Dangerous territory now: Palin on national security, a topic she knows nothing about. Shilling, dodging, and lying: Hey, she's a typical Republican.

Palin update: Her attack on Obama and the Dems is pure hackwork, the full Talk Radio smear. So much for the high road on the McCain side.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

Reaction from people besides the loyal GOP base is coming in and it's not favorable.

ABCNews blog:

Michigan Independents Cold to Alaska Governor

The Detroit Free Press invited a panel of Michigan voters to weigh in on Gov. Sarah Palin's speech last night. Their reactions run the gamut, but the independents didn't seem to care for her very much.

Ilene Beninson, 52, Berkley independent: "Her speech contained few statements about policy or the party platform. … I am not convinced that Palin's experience as a mayor or governor in Alaska meet the qualifications to be vice president much less one stroke or heart attack away from being commander in chief.”

Mike Kosh, 38, West Bloomfield independent: “The way it looks to me, she's the Republican vice presidential nominee for one reason: Because Hillary wasn't selected.”

George Lentz, 66, Southfield independent: “I was completely underwhelmed. She was a Republican novelty act with a sophomoric script. It was not even a speech I would expect for someone running for the local PTA, much less for vice president.”

Diane Murphy, 42, Sterling Heights independent: “It appears that once she makes up her mind, that is the end of it. We live in a gray world, not every answer is black and white.”

Jan Wheelock, 58, Royal Oak independent: “Nothing worked for me. I found her barrage of snide remarks and distortions to be a major turnoff. She is not a class act. The most important point she made is that she will be an effective attack dog.”