I have been so busy I haven't had time to post the best of Sarah Palin's convention speech. But judging from the enthusiasm she has generated, I think a review of her best lines would still be appreciated - and as I was going through her speech, I was struck by how many great lines there were! Here's a sample:
- They [small town people] love their country in good times and bad -- and they're always proud of America.
- And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor if sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.
- But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or even a reform, not even in the state senate.
- This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word "victory" -- except when he's talking about his own campaign.
- But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out and those styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot...
- What does he actually seek to accomplish after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?
- Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America, and he's worried that someone won't read them their rights.
- In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.
- He [Harry Reid] said, quote, "I can't stand John McCain." Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps no accolade we hear this week is better proof that we've chosen the right man. Clearly, what the majority leader was driving at is that he can't stand up to John McCain...
- My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
And two final more serious, but excellent quotes:
- This world of threats and dangers, it's not just a community and it doesn't just need an organizer.
- And though both Senator Obama and Senator Biden have been going on lately about how they're always, quote, "fighting for you," let us face the matter squarely. There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you.
- To the most powerful office on Earth, he would bring the compassion that comes from having once been powerless, the wisdom that comes even to the captives by the grace of God -- the special confidence of those who have seen evil and have seen how evil is overcome.