Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin Arrives at the Republican National Convention

photo credit David Rogowski, AOL

By Tony Vega

"I am honored to be considered for the nomination for vice president of the United States.”-Sarah Palin, RNC 2008

Sarah Palin delivered her speech at the Republican National Convention and hit on all key points. She spoke about challenging the establishment. The beauty of Sarah Palin is she not only talked about it, she brought with her a record of accomplishments that proved her successes. Platitudes not necessary.

"A small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer except you have actual responsibilities"- Sarah Palin, RNC 2008

Man, she didn't even have to play her governor card. Folks will challenge her on experience, but Sarah Palin brings to the table executive experience, legislative experience, and more substance than the TOP of the democratic ticket.

"Facts are stubborn things"-John Adams

A stark difference between Palin's acceptance speech and Biden's speech is that Palin was able to reflect on John McCain's record of accomplishments with proof and conviction. Biden spoke of hope and change. When the top of Biden's ticket was called on to lead and make a "yes" or "no" decision, he answered "present." This nation needs a leader not a dancer that is good with a microphone.

Sarah Palin reminded the audience that her son will be deployed to the battlefield on September 11, 2008. McCain has a son that served in Iraq as a Marine. McCain has another son in the Naval Academy and upon graduation will be scheduled for deployment to the battlefield. The McCain-Palin ticket understands the importance of victory. Pandering not necessary.

Governor Palin not only defeated the establishment and incumbents of her own party she actually did something when entering office. She has a record of change and realistic hope. When the old Republican guard acquired a flashy jet, Sarah Palin put it on eBay. Sarah Palin has a record of attacking wasteful spending. Empty rhetoric not necessary.

Sarah Palin spoke of going against big oil and lobbyists. Sarah Palin delivered hope to the Alaskan motorists. As governor, she acted against big oil, championed the creation of a natural gas line against the interests of big oil. She took bold steps to place money back into the pockets of Alaskan motorists via $1,200 rebates. The cure to the energy crisis? No, but it is relief while we combat years of malfeasance and foreign oil addiction.

Sarah Palin eloquently spoke of Barack Obama and reminded the audience that Obama's economic plan will add to the burden of small business and Middle America. How? "The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars."

Palin also reminded us that "it's easy to forget that this is a man [Obama] who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or 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."

When a person with a proven track record, when a person that has demonstrated the ability to reform, when a person that made decisions placing country first tells you "I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country" that person is Governor Sarah Palin. It will be difficult to find a worthy challenger in the current arena.

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