Selected Pete

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

Have You Noticed? Now it is Obama v Palin

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How very clever.  Almost ..Rovian.  Have you noticed recently that the presidential debate has shifted almost imperceptibly from Obama v McCain to Obama v Palin?  If Obama is not very careful, he will suddenly find that he has lost this election to a Hockey Mom, and not to John McCain.  While liberals foam at the mouth about urine-bearing protesters  being man-handled in Minneapolis, Governor Palin has swiftly stolen the lime light from Obama’s stadium extravaganza. 

In just a few short days I am beginning to note some excellent mental quickness and wit coming from Governor Palin – qualities that have always been severely lacking from Biden’s podium.  The Weekly Standard provided a quick, behind the scenes exchange.  This from Bill Kristol:

McCain aides whose judgment I trust are impressed by Sarah Palin. One was particularly amused by this exchange: A nervous young McCain staffer took it upon himself to explain to Palin the facts of life in a national campaign, the intense scrutiny she’d be under from the media, the viciousness of the assault that she’d be facing, etc.:

Palin: “Thanks for the warning. By the way, do you know what they say the difference is between a hockey mom and a Pit Bull?”

McCain aide: “No, Governor.”

Palin: “A hockey mom wears lipstick.”

This is a sharp woman, and the Dems had best be careful that they do not underestimate her.  Joe Biden is possibly one of a handful of people who are able to make Dan Quayle seem like an eloquent speaker.  I anxiously await the exchanges between he and she.

The debate today should clearly be featuring Barack Obama and John McCain, but the Hockey Mom from Alaska is now finally showing the spotlight upon the empty vacuum that is Obama’s portfolio.  Obama’s campaign is feverishly working to squelch any perception that he and Palin are equals, or even close.  MSM is dutifully following suit.  If team McCain can continue to capitalize on this fun new paradigm, well, they may just have a fighting chance where one just did not exist before.

Shine that light, Sarah Palin.


Written by selectedpete

September 3, 2008 at 4:53 am

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