Morning Brief: Palin shoots, scores in RNC speech
Top Story Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Vice-presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska wowed convention-goers with a hard-hitting speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Calling herself “just your average hockey mom,” Palin described her roots in small-town America and delivered a withering attack on Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee. “I guess ...
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Calling herself “just your average hockey mom,” Palin described her roots in small-town America and delivered a withering attack on Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee. “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities,” she said in one of the speech’s many applause lines.
Wednesday capped a brutal series of news cycles for Palin, who has faced intense scrutiny in the press for everything from her qualifications to her daughter’s teenage pregnancy. Nonetheless, “a star was born last night,” Bill Kristol writes in a glowing review of Palin’s debut for the Weekly Standard. The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan predicts, “She is either going to be magic or one of history’s accidents.” John Dickerson of Slate warns that Palin should make Democrats very nervous.
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