His speech at the RNC Convention last night gives a great example as to why I did.
Not only did Thompson rouse the crowd with John McCain’s harrowing story or heroism, character and integrity, but he hit it out of the park with some great zingers!
On Sarah Palin:
“…what a breath of fresh air Governor Sarah Palin is. She is from a small town, with small town values, but that's not good enough for those folks who are attacking her and her family. Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy over the selection of a woman who has actually governed rather than just talked a good game on the Sunday talk shows and hit the Washington cocktail circuit. Well, give me a tough Alaskan Governor who has taken on the political establishment in the largest state in the Union -- and won -- over the beltway business-as-usual crowd any day of the week. Let's be clear ... the selection of Governor Palin has the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic. She is a courageous, successful, reformer, who is not afraid to take on the establishment. … She has run a municipality and she has run a state. And I can say without fear of contradiction that she is the only nominee in the history of either party who knows how to properly field dress a moose ... with the possible exception of Teddy Roosevelt.”
On Barack Obama:
“The respect [John McCain] is given around the world is not because of a teleprompter speech designed to appeal to American critics abroad.”
“…the Democrats present a history making nominee for president. History making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for President. Apparently they believe that he would match up well with the history making, Democrat controlled Congress. History making because it's the least accomplished and most unpopular Congress in our nation's history.”
“And we need a President who doesn't think that the protection of the unborn or a newly born baby is above his pay grade.”
George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
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