Doing a little live-blogging of the Republican National convention...
Rudy reminded me of why it is I respect him and wish he was a lot more socially conservative. His attack-dog mentality and ability to understand and appreciate the realities of the world and the dangers that face this country really showed in his speech. Best line of the speech? "And on this side you have a candidate who has an Ivy League education and was a ....community organizer?". I liked the comment about how Osama....I mean, Obama, couldn't make up his mind for 130 votes in the state senate and instead voted "Present".
Then Sarah Palin came on and the crowd goes frickin crazy. Probably a good 2-3 minute ovation, not letting her begin her speech until about 10:30. During her speech, she reminded me why it is that I liked her back when I saw her on CSPAN about a year ago during some national governor's convention. She talked about her family, her reforms that she's implemented in the short time she's been governor including introducing competition in the utilities there and the creation of a natural gas pipeline from Alaska. Several great lines, such as "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick" as well as some comments about how she'd have to explain to Obama/Biden exactly what the responsibilities of a small-town mayor or governor would be. She said the job of a mayor is kind of like a community organizer...except the mayor has some responsibilities and has to answer to people. I also liked how she pointed out that he had time to write two memoirs but not enough time to write a single law. Another good line "In politics, there are some who use change to promote their careers, while there are others who use their careers to promote change".
And WOW, she is viciously hilarious.