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This was the speaker they've been waiting for. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's appearance started unrestrained applause and cheers.
"I will be honored to accept your nomination for vice president," Palin told the RNC crowd.
Actually, she still had to be nominated, but Palin didn't have to wait.
"I was just your average hockey mom and signed up for the PTA," said Palin. "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?" she asked. "Lipstick."
The pit bull then immediately went after Barack Obama with his past as a community organizer versus her experience as mayor and governor.
"I guess a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities," said Palin.
She introduced her family, her three girls, two boys, her husband Todd and future son-in-law Levi Johnston. With a photo of Mount Rushmore often as a background on stage, Palin continued to pound Obama as she listed her accomplishments. She says she balanced budgets and built a reputation as a reformer.
"What does he think he's accomplished except turning back the waters and saving our planet?" said Palin.
In what's becoming a tradition, the top of the ticket, John McCain, came onstage after Palin's family joined her.
"Thank you," said McCain. "Don't you think we made the right choice for the next vice president of the United States?"
John McCain will be back Thursday night for his nomination acceptance speech.