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From the Floor: Historic Evening

Sam White
Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County.

Last night we all gathered in the Xcel Energy center to witness what would be an historic evening. I thought I was prepared for what I was about to see, but no preparation in the world could get me ready for the exhilaration of yesterday's events.

I could spend a couple of pages talking about each of the speakers, but we need to talk about what last night was all about. First, the Republican party has never had a woman as a Vice Presidential candidate and that in and of itself was history! However, Sarah Palin came out with the veracity, energy and resolve that a Vice President must have. And yet, even with her pointed comments about the opposition and all out attack on the lack of executive experience that the other ticket has, you found yourself liking her. Why is this? Because she has got that ability to argue with you, show you that she is right and make you like her the whole time!

Before her speech, there was a lot of speculation as to whether she could stand up to the pressure of being in the national spotlight and assume the #2 position in the government, but I think that even the Democrats have to acknowledge that whether you like her or not, she showed the world that she is here and she is here to stay and govern.

As for her speaking ability, she has a keen hold on her voice that resonates the strength of a governor, former mayor, and most importantly, the mother of five beautiful children. Her confidence is that of a person who knows that they are right. You know what I mean? She is able to talk with total disregard to the naysayers because she knows that she is able to assume this awesome responsibility..

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 4, 2008; 1:13 PM ET
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AN historic evening? The H isn't silent, dipshít! You know what I mean?

Posted by: An Hillbilly in an Hat | September 4, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse


That depends upon where one is from, moron. Grow up. BTW, why do call somebody by your own middle name?

Posted by: Chuckie | September 4, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Palin will make mincemeat of Biden.

Posted by: Palin 7, Biden 0 | September 5, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Although I don't agree with much of what Palin had to say, I do have to give her credit for that most diplomatic of talents -- being able to smile when you call someone an SOB. She was a good speaker and I'll bet the energy around the convention was pretty dynamic that night.

Posted by: Denise M | September 5, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

No need to be snarky, the rule about "an historic" is open to debate.

("Both usages are sufficiently common to be considered correct in contemporary English.")

Posted by: Dan | September 5, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

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