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Sarah Palin delivers popular speech to RNC

September 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Governor Sarah Palin answers her critics, putting her family on display and telling voters who she is, at the same time attacking Barack Obama.She passed the test; she may have hit the ball right out of the park. John McCain is now officially the Republican presidential nominee. The votes were counted right after Palin finished her speech. It was a very well-received speech. She introduced herself to millions of Americans. And then she indicated that she's ready to fight the Democrats.

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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.

 

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