"On the Palin story, the media dropped the ball."
If you want to read an absolute knock-out piece about the woman they called "Sarah Barracuda" in her days as a state championship basketball player, check the following on Gov. Palin:
Sarah Palin reads this blog regularly. I used to get hits from her home town and the state capital of Juneau when she was there. When her son graduated from infantry training school at Ft. Benning, GA with Sarah and Todd present, I got my first hit from . . . Ft. Benning. You're always welcome Sarah!
Bookmark this site and return often! You're always welcome -- even if your name isn't . . . Sarah Palin.
The Palin-choice story came from people who put two-and-two together, and the media was still falling all over itself at 11 a.m. this morning. Charles Krauthammer said at 11 that McCain should choose Fred Thompson. Good God!
At that point, I said to my wife we already had enough old white guys (Biden, McCain) and we needed a woman, preferably Sarah . I went to sleep believing it was Sarah and woke up to her picture on the screen on FOX (and others?). I never bought the Campaign's decoy statement that, well everybody on the list was flying in (Romney, Pawlenty, Huckabee, the Easter Bunny, Peter Rabbit)
The national media -- a bunch of lazy oafs -- was mad because nobody told them first. Charles Cameron of FOX was the only one early this a.m. who did a process of elimination and came up with Sarah.
Then, the other people at FOX and CNN (and the idiots at MSNBC) dropped the ball. They thought it couldn't be Sarah because she wasn't on their list . . . and so how could he dare to nominate this (wonderful) woman they knew nothing about. Amazing.
When she gave the speech -- she had given others the media had ignored -- everyone else in the world knew immediately "how" McCain could select her. With the speech and that amazing family -- the working-class husband, the beautiful, unintimidated children -- Sarah blew everyone out of the water.
"Gee, where's she been?" Good question. Sometimes the very best things are right in front of us. She is Barack Obama's worst nightmare. She is an ethical person. She is extremely tough physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
She will beat Biden up very badly. He's a windbag, and she's a breath of fresh air.