Welcome, Madame Vice-President
What can I say? McCain got it exactly right. Sarah Palin is an inspired choice to fill out the McCain ticket. Not only is she sound on the issues (drilling, right-to-life, corruption, etc.) but she is a brilliant campaigner who also, by virtue of her sex, trumps the "we're all victims together" rhetoric of the Democrats. Hugh Hewitt sums it up beautifully: "McCain has turned the race on its head, and if Palin proves to be as able a campaigner as her fans say, GOP and American politics will have been changed in a way that fundamentally celebrates opportunity and talent. What a contrast to Obama's rhetoric of last night."
Note: when first posted, I said "Welcome Ms Vice-President": I am grateful to the reader below for pointing out the solecism.
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