Tonight Bitter and I watched Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech for the nomination for Vice President.Â Palin definitely has her delivery down.Â She even said Minnesota that weird way people from there say it, and she recovered from her one fumble with a grace George W. Bush only wishes he had.Â What I did not get from her manner of speaking is an unprepared amateurish politician.Â She far surpasses the current occupant of the Oval Office in terms of speech making.Â Biden is going to have his work cut out for him.Â After 8 years of having to listen to him (the Bush Him, not the Biden him, although he makes me want to gouge my ears out too), it’ll be nice to have someone who’s pleasant to listen to (and look at).
There were a lot of shots of her family.Â Her youngest daughter Piper seems to be a total ham on camera.Â She either has a future in pagents or politics.Â Seriously, these people are way too attractive for politics.Â They put the Kennedy’s to shame.Â No wonder the media hates them.Â They even look good in HD, which is a harsh mistress for a lot of people.Â It has to really get in the left’s craw that these people come from small town Alaska, and not an uppity cosmopolitan city.Â I am going to enjoy this election.Â It’s the kind you’ll want to make some popcorn for.
The chant for the Republican convention appears to be “Drill Baby! Drill!”Â I half expected them to erect a drilling rig right there on the convention floor and to get started.Â That would have been handy, because Palin’s hubby could have oversaw the operation.Â I’m not sure whether there is any oil under the streets of St. Paul, but if there were, I’m sure that crowd could find it.
After seeing Palin in action, I feel much better about the choice.Â She’ll be a capable candidate.Â Even if this ticket loses, they’d be foolish not to put her up against the Lightworker (who I suspect by then will be about as popular as herpes) in 2012.