Rudy/Palin 2012

by lestro

Sarah Palin is making the most of her 15 minutes.

Thursday night in St. Paul, Palin arrived to a celebrity’s fawning welcome, to speak to an audience primed by a constant diet of red meat and wedge issues.

But have no doubt, a star was born at the Republican convention. Palin delivered one hell of a speech that blew the roof off the until-tonight staid and rather dull Republican convention.

She looked confident and strong and delivered a rousing indictment of her opponents, dropping memorable soundbyte after memorable soundbyte.

“I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.”

“In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.”

“But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion – I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country.”

“But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot, when that happens, what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet?”

She even compared herself to Truman with a straight face.

But the money shot was this little gem:

“And though both Senator Obama and Senator Biden have been going on lately about how they’re always, quote, ‘fighting for you,’ let us face the matter squarely: There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you… And that man is John McCain.”

Ouch.

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Rage Against the Machine at the RNC

by loadz

Fuck you. I won’t do what you tell me.

Welcome back boys, about fucking time.

“Just Say No” to Sarah Palin

by lestro

Sarah Palin will be McCain’s undoing. Period.

On Sunday, The Washington Post quoted McCain campaign manager Rick Davis as saying the FBI conducted a background check of Palin.

But Monday, the FBI told the Atlantic Monthly no such check took place.

This appears to be what we in the business call a “lie.”

“In general, we do not do vetting for political campaigns except as it might regard investigations needed for security clearances,” the magazine’s Web site quoted John Miller, the chief FBI spokesman. If the agency had conducted a security check of Palin, it wouldn’t have shared it with the campaign, the magazine said.

But why is Sarah Palin the key to the undoing of the McCain campaign?

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