She gave her big speech last night, her debut on the national stage. Quite a leap from the wilderness of Alaska which has a population around 600,000. To give some perspective, I live right next to Anaheim here in Orange County, home of Disneyland, the Angels and the Ducks. It is the 10th largest city in California with a population of 341,000.
So how she did on this speech was critical. I didn't see all of it because I can't stand watching Republicans talk but I saw enough. I managed to catch the part where she said: "Do you know what the difference is between a hockey mom and a pit bull? (pause)...Lipstick." Which is odd, because I've never seen a pit bull with lipstick, what do they do to their dogs up there anyway?
She has lots of those homey sayings, the kind everyone remembers. They make her dangerous. Her speech was good enough to make her dangerous, too. I watched some of the coverage after the speech and the Republicans at the convention were wild about her. They were interviewing Giuliani and he practically spurted in his pants talking about her. Something he probably can't do since his prostate surgery. But the Republicans love her, she's brought back the excitement to McCain's very boring campaign.
The old craps player threw the dice with one huge gamble and it looks like it will pay off. Obama should still win but now McCain has a chance. And if McCain loses it will still be the beginning of Palin's career, we will see her running as president next time, and she will probably get the nomination the time after that, in 2016. The Democrats better not underestimate her.