|October 7, 2008|
|Good luck, Sarah; You were a Breath of Fresh Air|
|By Kevin McCauley|
|Good luck, Sarah. It sure was nice to meet you. You are certainly a breath of fresh air. I betcha can’t wait to get back home with all the Joe Six-Packs and Hockey Moms in Wasilla. |
There will be plenty of Saturdays for you to hang around the rink and chew the fat about “how the economy is doing.”
Darn, Sarah. Todd must have been mighty pleased when you accused Biden and the Democratic gang of “waving the white flag of surrender.” Nice touch. That really got Biden going.
Also, the “Say it ain’t so, Joe. There you got again pointing backwards,” was priceless. You were the reincarnation of the Gipper for a moment or two. Hats off to the team of Republican consultants who mock-debated you in front of that creek in Sedona and loaded your brain with much-needed sound bytes.
Showing up Gwen Ifill was a pretty darn good slap at all those Washington insiders. You said: “I may not answer the questions the way that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I’m going to talk straight to the American people and let `em know my track record also.” That was a smart thing to do. It was a clever two-step since Obama-loving Ifill wanted you to answer a question about Sen. McCain’s love of deregulation.
That would have been a bummer since you already told Katie Couric that you are bringing her a bushel basket filled with all the times that McCain supported deregulation. Katie is still waiting, but I sure she will move on. She doesn’t want to hassle a team of mavericks over inconsequential items such as facts.
Be proud, Sara. You did a heckuva job standing up to Biden, a Mr. Insider if there ever was one. After all, you told the audience that you have only been on the national stage for five months.
People understand it takes time before one can equal Biden’s mastery of the international scene, economy and nuts and bolts of the federal government. Fortunately, that time is nearly here. Post-Election Day, you will be free as one of those wolves that wealthy tourists to Alaska like to shoot from planes. Bone up on the books. We look forward to your return for the '12 election.
Joe Klein nicely summed up last night’s performance: “The fact that Palin made it through the debate without running off the stage shouting, 'I can't do this!' should not obscure the fact that there was only one person tonight whom anyone with any sense - even John McCain, I imagine - would trust as President.”
He is not talking about you, Sarah.
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