Those who watched Tuesday nite's coverage of the RNC already know the buzz word Republicans are using to push Sarah Palin: reformer. And that is no doubt what her debut speech to the world will be about tonite.
And, although some pundits have postured that Palin will not serve in the attack dog role that so marks US vice-presidents, a preview of her remarks shows otherwise.
Not only will she come out swinging at the "elite" media (ie. everybody but FOX), she's going for Obama's throat:
Palin, whose revelation earlier this week about the pregnancy of her 17-year-old daughter sparked a media frenzy, is expected to make her case as to why she should be vice-president, citing her record as governor of Alaska and, before that, as a mayor of Wasilla, a town with a population of 6,700.
"Since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves," her text read, taking aim at Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."
You can find a longer excerpt here.
No matter how reportedly jittery some Repubs may be about McCain's VP choice as they sweat in the backrooms of their convention center, there is one certainty: they have the power of the presidency and they plan to keep it - no matter what. Their partisan discipline will keep them together behind the unlikely pairing of their party's so-called maverick and the unknown woman he's chosen as his running mate. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if McCain announced that Palin's going after Osama bin Laden with her moose-hunting rifle all by herself. Obama/Biden will have their hands full until November. (By the way, where are they? Has anybody actually seen them since Friday?? Funny how things change so quickly...)
Not only did Palin serve the red meat, she hunted it down, dressed it in the field (as Fred Thompson said on Tuesday nite), and threw it out raw into the middle of a hungry crowd that acted like it hadn't eaten in weeks.