4 September 2008

That girl, again

Links of note (alpha ordered):

  • About Sarah Palin: an e-mail from Wasilla by Anne Kilkenny - Local community activist relays her impressions of Palin. Personal impressions (She is energetic and hardworking.) and professional (During her mayoral administration, most of the actual work of running this small city was turned over to an administrator. She had been pushed to hire this administrator by party power-brokers after she had gotten herself into some trouble over precipitous firings, which had given rise to a recall campaign.).
  • Factchecking Palin by Hilzoy at CBS - It's almost too easy. She decreased funding for special needs children; she flipflopped on the bridge to nowhere; she lied about Obama's Senate accomplishments. FactCheck: The Fuller Story In Denver from CBS factchecking Obama - It's clear he did a much more honest job. Hilzoy article removed and disputed by FactCheck.org. I copied the original from Google cache and put it here.
  • Palin v. Reality by Mark Kleiman at The Reality-Based Community - Very detailed examination of Palin's statements in her speech. This article is almost an overload of facts (with references) to be absorbed and reverified.
  • Sarah Palin Gender Card from The Daily Show - Several great moments, but Rove's flipflop on experience (Governor Palin's got it yet, inexplicably, Govenor Kaine does not) is pure gold.
  • Why the media should apologize by Roger Simon at Politico - Palin spent part of her speech, as did the other speakers, blaming the media for acting as the guardians of entry into the Washington elite, as if any media questions about her positions and McCain's vetting process should have been off limits. In mocking tone, Mr. Simon declares: [S]peeches are true windows to the soul ... [u]nless they are delivered by Barack Obama, that is. In which case, as Palin said Wednesday, speeches are just a cloud of rhetoric.
[ posted by sstrader on 4 September 2008 at 2:01:11 PM in Politics ]