I stayed up to watch Sarah Palin give her speech last night. I imagine you did, too. I could have DVRd it for today, but you only live once, right?
I thought she was awesome. She may have made a few more digs on the opposition than I thought necessary, but that was her call. And, I was a little surprised by the fact that she avoided talking about the pro-life issues, but I guess we already know how she stands on those.
One thing that is bugging the crap out of me, and has been for days, is the fact that the media, mostly the liberal media, but also some of the "neutral" (Ha!) and conservative folks, are continually harping on the question, "Is she ready to be president?"
Has anyone noticed that she's not running for president? Has anyone looked at Biden and said, "Hey, is he really ready to be president?"
I know that part of it is the far-left fear that she's going to hit a grand slam, and they are trying to discredit her in any way they can.
But with some of the middle-of-the-road and to-the-right guys talking about it, I'm thinking that everybody believes McCain is going to kick the bucket any day. I don't get that. Why is McCain any more likely than Obama to die in office? My grandma is old enough to be his mother, and while she's not running for president, she's still with us, in mind and body. When is the last time, besides Kennedy's assassination, that the VP had to step in? I could be wrong, but I think it was when FDR died in office and Truman stepped in. That was over 50 years ago.
Anything is possible, I know. But, I really wish the media -- especially the guys on the right -- would start speculating about whether or not Palin is going to be a good VP instead of shooting her straight to the Oval Office.
NOTE: If you haven't heard her speech, you can catch it here.