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7:50 AM ET, September 4, 2008

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MarketWatch:
Text of Sarah Palin's speech  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. (MarketWatch) - Here is the prepared text of a speech given by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, as released by the party.  —  Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered …
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Ari Melber / The Nation:
Palin's Big Strikeout  —  Sarah Palin gave a riveting and devastating nomination speech on Wednesday night.  She shared her inspiring story and brave family, while savaging and ridiculing the celebrated life story of Barack Obama, a fellow barrier-breaking candidate, with whithering attacks …
Ted Anthony / Associated Press:
Analysis: GOP contradicts self on Palin family
Discussion: Reuters and Agence France Presse
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Angry Amateurs
CNN:
Giuliani: You're hiring someone to do a job
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
OY ... LIVE MICS ARE SUCH DANGEROUS THINGS  —  Just watch (the voices are Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan) ...  And if you're interested, the transcript ...
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Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
A Note from Peggy Noonan
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Clear and Present Danger To the American Left
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Murphy and Noonan on open mike
Discussion: Cassy Fiano
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Focus Group: Palin Was (Alarmingly) Strong  —  Several moderate-Democrat friends of mine have been emailing—few if any would ever vote for McCain—but all agree that Palin was very strong.  The more liberal among them are a little panicked.  —  I completely misjudged how negative she would be.
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Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Attacks, praise stretch truth at GOP convention  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her Republican supporters held back little Wednesday as they issued dismissive attacks on Barack Obama and flattering praise on her credentials to be vice president.
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Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Factchecking Palin  —  I thought Palin's speech was quite good: well-written, well delivered.  And, as I said earlier, I think she's a genuinely engaging person, and comes across very well.  There were just a couple of problems.  One, which I have seen people notice, but which I suspect …
George Bryson / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Official: Palin's never issued an order to Alaska Guard  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — When presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate last Friday, the Arizona senator emphasized her role as the commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard.
Washington Post:
Palin E-Mails Show Intense Interest in Trooper's Discipline  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for GOP presidential candidate John McCain, wrote e-mails that harshly criticized Alaska state troopers for failing to fire her former brother-in-law and ridiculed an internal affairs investigation into his conduct.
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Washington Post:
Before Speech, Running Mate Gets Some Coaching  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, emerged from the seclusion of preparing her acceptance speech to join her family with John McCain's to greet the Arizona senator when his plane arrived here Wednesday.
Jim Carlton / Wall Street Journal:
Alaska's ‘First Dude’ Keeps Things Low-Key
Discussion: Debbie Schlussel
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
UMMM  —  Is Sarah Palin really comparing herself to Harry Truman since he only served as vice president for a few months?  —  11:06 PM ... This really does put the party in party rally.  —  11:07 PM ... A few other thoughts.  You'll notice that Rudy Giuliani apparently ran too long …
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:   PALIN'S SPEECH.  —  Over the past week, Palin had begun looking …
The Corner:
Excerpts from Palin's Speech
Discussion: CNN and Anchor Rising
John Bentley / CBS News:
McCain Camp Knocks Down Enquirer's Palin Rumor  —  From CBS News' John Bentley:  —  (ST. PAUL, MINN.) - John McCain's campaign threatened legal action against the National Enquirer today for running a story about McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, allegedly having an affair with her husband's business partner.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
McCain Aide Rips Tabloid Report
Elana Schor / Guardian:
Obama might pursue criminal charges against Bush  —  Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden said yesterday that he and running mate Barack Obama could pursue criminal charges against the Bush administration if they are elected in November.  —  Biden's comments, first reported by ABC news …
The New Republic:
Disrespectful, Angry, and Effective  —  This is a strange spectacle, indeed.  John McCain has been a fixture of Washington, a darling of the media, and, for a time, an excellent spokesman for a progressive economic agenda.  (He even professed his admiration of the New Republic, when he would visit our office for lunch!)
Discussion: PSoTD
The Politico:
Clinton aides: Palin treatment sexist  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sarah Palin found some unlikely allies Wednesday as leading academics and even former top aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed the Republican charge that John McCain's running mate has been subject to a sexist double standard by the news media and Democrats.
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
HOW CAN SMART PEOPLE SAY SUCH DUMB THINGS ABOUT SARAH PALIN?  —  At times like these, I'm relieved that I don't cover elections.  There's bum DNA in my heart, and the agita might send me keeling over.  —  How else to react to the sight of sophisticated people saying, with impressively straight faces …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Megyn Kelly destroys Us Weekly bottom-feeder over Palin story  —  “Babies, Lies, and Scandal” runs the front-cover headline over a photo of the Barracuda.  What exactly are the “lies,” asks Kelly?  Simply the lies that are being told about Palin, comes the reply from this galactic tool …
Washington Post:
In a More Diverse America, A Mostly White Convention  —  Organizers conceived of this convention as a means to inspire, but some African American Republicans have found the Xcel Energy Center depressing this week.  Everywhere they look, they see evidence of what they consider one of their party's biggest shortcomings.
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
Pointlets on Palin  —  1. She's one of the most talented politicians in America — a natural.  You can't learn that kind of thing.  You simply have it (or you don't).  I suppose Sarah Palin will get better as a politician.  But she's damn good now.  She will not hit her stride.
Discussion: Soccer Dad
 
 
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The Huffington Post:
Female Clinton Supporters In Focus Groups See Talent, Mudslinging In Palin's Speech
The New Republic:
Why So Down On The Community?
CNN:
Schneider: Giuliani's ugly approach may backfire
Discussion: Truthdig
Sabrina Eaton / Plain Dealer:
Poll says Palin veep selection doesn't win over women voters
Discussion: The Reaction, MyDD and CNN
Michelle Malkin:
Liberal men in a panic; Update: liberal women spinning, too
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Two Conventions With No Shortage of Contrasts
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
One Very Off Moment  —  The one moment that stays with me tonight …
Discussion: The New Republic
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Guess Who's a Celebrity Now?
Anthony Weiss / Forward.com:
Michelle Obama Has a Rabbi in Her Family
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Mike Lillis / The Washington Independent:
Palin on Earmarks: ‘We Did Well!!!’  —  Digging through Wasilla's …
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