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Here Ill cut and paste for you FTL. Even alot of "lefties" thought it was outstanding.......hmmmmmm we'll just have to wait and see how the debates go.......



By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer Thu Sep 4, 12:57 AM ET

NEW YORK - With a forceful speech that served as her introduction to millions of Americans on Wednesday, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin seduced many on television who had spent days doubting her candidacy.
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It wasn't just a home run, said CNN's Wolf Blitzer; it may have been a grand slam.

"A very auspicious debut," said NBC's Tom Brokaw.

"It was a "perfect populist pitch," said CBS' Jeff Greenfield.

"Terrific," said Mort Kondracke on Fox News Channel.

"A star is born," said Chris Wallace on Fox.

"A star is born," Blitzer said.

"A star is born," said Anderson Cooper on CNN.

Palin combined jokes about being a hockey mom with searing criticism of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. It was a spur to a convention audience ready to get worked up, to a large extent because Republican leaders had pushed the notion that the news media was being sexist or too aggressive in questioning her qualifications for the job.

For a relative rookie on the national stage, however, she understood the nuances of speaking to a television audience better than the more experienced and fiery Rudolph Giuliani.

Cameras lingered on shots of her family in the audience — her dozing infant passed from her husband to a daughter, her pregnant teen-aged daughter gripping the hand of her boyfriend, her soldier son about to be dispatched to Iraq.

"I've learned quickly, these past few days, that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone," Palin said.

At that, some on the convention floor chanted "N-B-C, N-B-C."

Her speech was the main event Wednesday, and may prove the most important in the convention for the GOP. During its coverage, CNN ran a countdown clock in the corner of its screen, ticking down the hours, minutes and seconds to when Palin was due to take the stage in St. Paul, Minn.

"So far this week the focus has been on John McCain's running mate, perhaps because everyone loves a good mystery," Katie Couric said in opening CBS' prime-time coverage.

Former McCain rival Mike Huckabee, part of the undercard Wednesday, thanked the "elite media" for uniting Republicans behind its ticket.

"The reporting of the past few days has proven tackier than a costume change at a Madonna concert," Huckabee said in an applause line to the convention.

Republicans may have been betrayed by the giant video screen that has been an effective backdrop for convention speakers. Giuliani spoke in front of a New York City skyline rising out of the water, but in close-up shots it seemed he was backed by a wall of undulating mud.

The political infighting extended to the rapid Internet distribution Wednesday of an exchange, reportedly done after an MSNBC segment on the campaign with NBC News' Chuck Todd, the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy, a former McCain aide. Their comments were caught on a live microphone but weren't played on the air; NBC News wouldn't comment on how the material became public.

The remarks could not be independently verified, but Murphy and Noonan appear to be critical of Palin's selection. Noonan is heard to question whether Palin was the most qualified choice, and says, "It's over."

But Noonan later wrote on The Wall Street Journal Website that her remarks were taken out of context, and the "it's over" comment did not refer to McCain's chances. She said questions about whether she was the most qualified were raised in her own mind Wednesday when she happened to see Texas Sen. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Noonan wrote that she suspected Palin's candidacy "will be either dramatically successful or dramatically not; it won't be something in between."

Obama planned to strike back against GOP criticism on Thursday with an appearance on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," cable news' top-ranked show. Not only will Obama face an audience crammed with Republicans, it will take time on Fox away from watching the final night of the GOP convention.

Host Bill O'Reilly acknowledged he's getting heat from his fans for the timing, and for his general tendency to ignore the convention podium (He was interviewing comic Dennis Miller Wednesday when CNN, MSNBC, PBS and C-SPAN were showing a speech by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina).

"I would have rather had him on next week," O'Reilly said. "I might not get another shot at this so I better take it."

As has been the case throughout the campaign, Republicans are proving less of a television draw than Democrats. An estimated 21.5 million people watched the second night of the GOP convention on Tuesday between 10 and 11 p.m. The same night for the Democrats last week had just under 26 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

An estimated 4.6 million black Americans watched the Democrats on Aug. 26, and 2.1 million watched the Republicans on Tuesday, Nielsen said.

For both the Republicans and Democrats, women are watching the political speeches in greater numbers than men, Nielsen said.

Palin provides a 'perfect populist pitch' - Yahoo! News

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Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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I to feel she gave a good speach. However, let us not lose sight of the facts that she would not be the Govenor of Alaska, nor the current pick for the GOP VP, had it not been for the Criminal Acts of her fellow GOP politicians in the state of Alaska. That fact is what afforded her the opportunity to run statewide against corruption in government,and win. These boys or as she herself states the Good Ole boy network, is exactly who the National GOP party has been and still is!! They are no doubt wringing thier hands,content to have her move on, and get back to business in Alaska. Theres alot of OIL in them there parts partner, and if we are willing to go to War for OIL, you can damn sure bet, she is just a bump in the road and the Good Ole Boys will get the job done!!
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^^^ speaking truth to power.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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She did what she was selected to do and did a good job. It doesn't change the fact that she is a religious freak, a Christofacist, that has a growing fan base of 60 year and older similar minded Christofacists who have taken over the GOP. And, we have that Maverick, John "I should have never been allowed to graduate from the Naval Academy" McCain, who has elevated the Christofacists in the GOP to the point where they can take the White House soon, if he wins and then dies. I mean, at least Rove had the sense to control Bush's Christofacist tendencies and only let him use the Christofacists for their votes to get into power. Rove ensured Bush never actually gave them any real power. Compared to McCain, it seems Biden was not kidding - Rove is a great American for holding the Christofacists at bay. Jim
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anyone got a linky to her speech? (not utube please) thanks



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She did what she was selected to do and did a good job. It doesn't change the fact that she is a religious freak, a Christofacist, that has a growing fan base of 60 year and older similar minded Christofacists who have taken over the GOP. And, we have that Maverick, John "I should have never been allowed to graduate from the Naval Academy" McCain, who has elevated the Christofacists in the GOP to the point where they can take the White House soon, if he wins and then dies. I mean, at least Rove had the sense to control Bush's Christofacist tendencies and only let him use the Christofacists for their votes to get into power. Rove ensured Bush never actually gave them any real power. Compared to McCain, it seems Biden was not kidding - Rove is a great American for holding the Christofacists at bay. Jim
Say what? For goodness sake Jim, pay attention! Bush has conspired with Pat Robertson to clandestinely infiltrate our federal government with more than 150 right-wing religious extremist "graduates" of Regent University, the most infamous being Monica Goodling.

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BuzzFlash.com Presents:

Honoring reporters who just can't handle the truth!


September 4, 2008:

Bill O'Reilly!

For reporting that is an embarrassment to the profession of journalism, and for being beholden to corporate paymasters rather than the citizens of America.

Bill O'Reilly hasn't been seen on the Media PUTZ of the Week pages in over a year. We hadn't forgotten about him, but we were waiting for something really juicy. Otherwise, O'Reilly could win it just about every week, and what fun would that be.

O'Reilly doesn't like teenage pregnancies, and thinks the parents are at fault when it happens. Sounds like typical O'Reilly. But when we find out that 17-year-old Bristol Palin is 5 months pregnant, and her mother is running for vice president, what is O'Reilly reaction?

Those are crickets you hear, yes, O'Reilly's reaction was not to talk about it.

Strange though, when we found out that 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant, O'Reilly had a different take:

"On the pinhead front, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant. The sister of Britney says she is shocked. I bet.

Now most teens are pinheads in some ways. But here the blame falls primarily on the parents of the girl, who obviously have little control over her or even over Britney Spears. Look at the way she behaves."
-Bill O'reilly

We take it "pinhead" is bad or something. Anyway, O'Reilly didn't think a teenager being pregnant was a good thing.


So sometimes, O'Reilly thinks it's not okay for a teenager to be pregnant. But for O'Reilly, it's more complicated.

From NewsHounds:

Isn't it interesting that BOR chose Mary Mitchell's article (from the Chicago Sun-Times) about teens on Chicago's south side, Obama territory, as an example of unfair "race baiting."

Mitchell made an astute observation that when a black teenager from the Southside of Chicago becomes pregnant Republicans are more judgmental compared to the way they responded to Bristol Palin's situation. BOR basically responded that it was not a race issue but a poverty issue reasoning that teen pregnancy is fine as long as he doesn't have to pay for it.

So let's try and follow the O'Reilly version of morality. It's immoral if a poor teen becomes pregnant but it's fine if the family can afford the child. And if it's a celebrity he doesn't like, and it still won't cost him any money, he can hate it. And if the child comes from a Republican politician, it's hands-off.

O'Reilly likes to play up his black-and-white look at the world, but on teenage pregnancies, there is so much gray for him on this issue that it blocks out the sun.

Those on the left have compassion for the young women in this situation, while those on the right, including Bill O'Reilly, vilify the teens and the parents, but only if it suits their needs or for political expediency.

For his continuing hysterical contradictions and spreading them on the airwaves, we gladly once again name Bill O'Reilly BuzzFlash's Media PUTZ of the Week.



Bill O'Reilly previously won the Media PUTZ of the week on July 5, 2007.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address

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The fact that all you guys are all over Palin tells me you're scared shitless. If you really felt she had no chance to win and that she is a 'right wing hack with a cunt', you wouldn't be spending so much time tearing her to shreds on this forum.
Is it 'Game Over'? Only the election will decide but it's really funny to see you guys lobbing the 'she's inexperienced' bomb at her while you stand innocently whistling by Obama's side.

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