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8:00 PM ET, September 4, 2008

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Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Westmoreland calls Obama ‘uppity’  —  Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the racially-tinged term “uppity” to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday.  —  Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech with reporters outside …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Palin raises $8 million — for Obama  —  Obama's coffers have been filling since Sarah Palin attacked him repeatedly in St. Paul last night.  —  An Obama aide confirms Drudge's report that Obama has raised about $8 million from more than 130,000 donors and is on pace to raise $10 million by the time McCain reaches the stage tonight.
Erick Erickson / www.redstate.com:
BREAKING: Sarah Palin “Winged” Her Speech Because of “Broken” Teleprompter  —  Halfway through Sarah Palin's speech tonight at the RNC, people following the speech noticed she was deviating from the prepared text.  —  According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks.
Detroit Free Press:
Free Press voter panel reacts to Palin's speech  —  “Originally, I was a not too happy about McCain's choice for a running mate, Sarah Palin ... However, after her speech tonight I am beginning to see her in a different light.  She seems like a real fighter, someone who would stick …
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS.  —  Chris Hayes fires back on Giuliani and Palin's mockery of “community organizers”: … Adam Serwer agrees: … But look, let's call a spade a spade: When Giuliani sneered about community organizers on the “South side” of Chicago, it's pretty clear what he's saying …
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard Blog:
How Dare Sarah Palin Insult Community Organizers!  —  Those trying to tarnish Sarah Palin's speech last night have decided to criticize Palin's alleged insult of community organizers: “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities.”
Discussion: Hot Air, Stop The ACLU and Cassy Fiano
Joe Klein / Swampland:
What a Community Organizer Does  —  Slowly, slowly, I am recovering from the extremely effective bilge festival staged by the Republicans last night.  And while there is much to discuss, there was one item, in particular, that has to be considered infuriating: the attack on Barack Obama's service …
Discussion: The Nation and Scripting News
Rasmussen Reports:
51% Say Reporters Are Trying To Hurt Palin; 39% Say She Has Better Experience Than Obama  —  Over half of U.S. voters (51%) think reporters are trying to hurt Sarah Palin with their news coverage, and 24% say those stories make them more likely to vote for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in November.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The teleprompter did not break  —  Sarah Palin delivered a powerful speech last night, but she did not “wing it.”  —  That is what Erick Erickson, citing sources close to McCain, has written on his blog, RedState.  —  Erickson writes that “the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks.
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Obama didn't expect ginger treatment from Palin
Akmuckraker / Mudflats:
Palin-Palooza Wrap Up.  —  Part of me really didn't want to watch last night.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Marc Ambinder:
Community Organizer = Cultural Trope?
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Richard Starr / Weekly Standard Blog:
Sarah Palin's ‘Position on the Issues’
Discussion: Ross Douthat
People.com:
Sarah Palin Talks About Her Family Struggles
Discussion: Newsweek Blogs
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The GOP's cheerful viciousness
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Washington Wire:
RNC Picks Up $1 Million After Palin Speech
Reuters:
Palin draws 37 mln viewers, just shy of Obama
Irene Jay Liu / Capitol confidential:
Giuliani takes no prisoners
Discussion: Needlenose
Jonathan Stein / MoJoBlog:
Obama Fundraising Goes Bonkers After GOP's Day-Long Attack
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING.  —  Another irresponsible “community organizer”
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
GOP's strawman: ‘Community organizer’
Discussion: TalkLeft and USA Today
Gloria Steinem / Los Angeles Times:
Palin: wrong woman, wrong message  —  Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton.  She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.  —  Here's the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing — the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party …
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Megan McArdle:
Thoughts on Sarah Palin
Will Wilkinson / The Fly Bottle:
Sex, Culture, and Sarah Palin
Discussion: The XX Factor and Megan McArdle
MSNBC:
Alaska police union files complaint against Palin
CBS News:
Ways To Win … This week's polling continues to show voters waiting to decide about Sarah Palin (see yesterday's poll on Palin).  But in interviewing done yesterday, 83 percent of registered voters said that spouse and family of a candidate will not affect their votes.
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: No Dent in Obama Lead So Far  —  Obama holds 7-point lead in latest results  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama continues to hold a lead over John McCain, 49% to 42%, in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update.  —  The results are based on interviewing conducted Sept. 1-3.
Laura Bush / Vanity Fair:
Cindy McCain's $300,000 Outfit  —  One of the persistent memes in the Republican line of attack against Barack Obama is the notion that he is an elitist, whereas the G.O.P. represent real working Americans like Levi “F-in' Redneck” Johnston.  —  It caught our attention, then …
Fox News:
Obama: Surge Succeeded Beyond ‘Wildest Dreams’  —  The troop surge in Iraq has been more successful than anyone could have imagined, Barack Obama conceded Thursday in his first-ever interview on FOX News' “The O'Reilly Factor.”  —  As recently as July, the Democratic presidential candidate declined …
ABCNEWS:
Fired Alaskan Official Says Palin Hasn't Been Truthful  —  Monegan Says He Was Fired For His Refusal to Fire Governor's Former Brother-In-Law  —  The fired Alaskan official, whose dismissal has become the subject of a state senate committee's investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin …
Discussion: The Swamp and DownWithTyranny!
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NFL Opener Has McCain Campaign Leery of Delay-of-Game Penalty  —  Hurricane Gustav blew away the opening night of the Republican National Convention on Monday.  Now Republicans are warily eyeing a man-made event — the NFL season opener between the Redskins and Giants — hoping that it won't complicate the convention's climax tonight.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Dow Industrials Fall 340 Points  —  Stocks on Wall Street plunged on Thursday, but few investors seemed to settle on one reason.  —  A broad sell-off sent the Dow Jones industrial average down 344.65 points at the close — the index's worst performance since June — hours after the government reported …
Discussion: TPMCafe
 
 
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Ari / ProgressiveAccountability.org:
SPEECHES ISSUE CHECK: What Were They Talking About at the RNC
Discussion: VetVoice
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Campaign Raises $8M In Less Than 24 Hours
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Dissent Of The Day  —  A reader writes:
Discussion: Eunomia
Laura Litvan / Bloomberg:
Palin Pick Shows Lost Clout of Republicans' Old Establishment
Jonathan V. Last / First Things:
Why They Hate Her  —  There are reasonable criticisms …
ABCNEWS:
Clinton: Obama ‘Change You Can Xerox’
Discussion: The Corner and Betsy's Page
Brandon Friedman / VetVoice:
Republicans Use Fake Troops for RNC Video
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Where Are Joe Biden's Medical Records?
 Earlier Items: 
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Palin Attracts Huge TV Audience
Mara Reinstein / The Huffington Post:
I'm Voting for McCain... And Yes, I Wrote the Us Weekly Cover Story
Discussion: Hot Air
Matthew Sheffield / NewsBusters.org:
Republicans Jeer, Protest NBC News
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“We Are Expecting Great And Mighty Things”
Brad / Think Progress:
Romney mocks Gore for non-existent private jet.
Discussion: NPR
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Obama's Next Move
Adele Givens / Ta-Nehisi Coates:
What the white man means when he says “Ghetto”
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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