Well you have all seen the speech and read the news - oh, boy. She's a true rock star who has shook and stunned the media elite and the Obama campaign - she almost drew more viewers than Obama's speech last week and she was actually on four fewer networks (she wasn't on the majors). She was poised, strong and tough. And she zinged the community organizer all over the place - and three days later he's still stumbling over his frequent "uh, ah, uh's" that populate his non-teleprompter driven speeches on the campaign trail. And during her big speech she really didn't have a functioning teleprompter. Take that Barry. (And does anyone remember a line from that speech? We all remember a number of her lines.)
And then this prompted McCain's speech last night to be even watched by more people than Obama's speech - and also made the Republican Convention the most widely watched US political convention of all time! Who needs a football field and styrofoam Greek columns? McCain is not a great speechmaker - he's much better in town hall settings - but he did what he had to do - would have been nice if it was shorter and not interrupted by crazed left wing loons.
Now the polls are tied - but many of them still have pre-Palin speech days in them so we won't know the full bounce til next week. And what is interesting is how much the Republican support for the ticket now has been fueled as support for the pure maniacal way the left press went after Palin's background right after her selection last weekend - a more ravenous feeding fest that broke every moral bounds of even modest decency has never been seen in such a short period of time. Now US magazine has seen over 10,000 cancelations of its horrendous and devious and outright wrong cover story of Governor Palin. In fact they still don't get it.
The anarchists over at MSNBC were clearly stunned in their reaction to her speech and had actually toned it down the next day for McCain's speech. But tonight on her new show, lesbian pit bull Rachael Maddow let loose a constant barrage of lies, innuendos and already debunked rumors about Palin on her show. Maddow's loonish left rants almost make Obermann look, well, just slightly left of left. And she is clearly jealous. I predict her show won't last two months. I don't know why MSNBC is trying to make themselves the cable station of people who just honestly hate America. Great job Dan.
There is some good news and capitulation finally going on - Sally Quinn wrote a very demeaning column about Palin right out of the box last week and she actually went on O'Reilly and said she was wrong.
And then finally we have Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart bitching about "Baracuda" being played for Sarah - saying they weren't asked for permission. Ann and Nancy - you know I'm big fans - but no one has to ask you for permission and you do get royalties (as John Mellencamp discussed in a recent Time magazine article). Get over it. Heartless.
Now they're playing "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.