She looks like the former beauty queen she used to be, but Gov. Sarah Palin's speech can't disguise the fact that her selection gives McCain's critics powerful evidence for his impulsiveness.
Here is way the Democrats are nailing McCain on this point, courtesy of the New York Times:
“The issue at hand is not whether Sarah Palin can deliver a good speech, and it’s not even about her compelling personal story; the real issue of this convention continues to be John McCain,” said Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. “In choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has made the first decision of his would-be presidency, and he did it based on one meeting and one phone call.”