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8:35 AM ET, September 4, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
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.
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.
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:   PALIN'S SPEECH.  —  Over the past week, Palin had begun looking …
Ross Douthat:   Free Advice For Democrats
Sabrina Eaton / Plain Dealer:
Poll says Palin veep selection doesn't win over women voters
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  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. - People: Make up your minds.  —  For two days, the chorus from Republicans on TV news and in the halls of the convention has been resounding: Back off and let the Palin family be.
CNN:
Giuliani: You're hiring someone to do a job
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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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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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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
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Murphy and Noonan on open mike
Discussion: Cassy Fiano and The Other McCain
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Noonan, Murphy trash Palin on hot mic: 'It's over'
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 and Eunomia
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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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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.
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
CNN:
Schneider: Giuliani's ugly approach may backfire  —  ST. PAUL (CNN) - This speech is about mockery - and I wonder whether that's appealing to voters.  I really think this tone is going to turn a lot of voters off - it's ugly, it's bitter, it's nasty.  There is a bullying tone to this speech …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Truthdig
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
 
 
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Sean / FiveThirtyEight.com:
A Great Speech, For Both Bases
New York Times:
Driven to Serve, and to Succeed
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
Palin v. Reality
Discussion: Philosoraptor and Angry Bear
The Huffington Post:
Female Clinton Supporters In Focus Groups See Talent, Mudslinging In Palin's Speech
Discussion: Firedoglake
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
HOW CAN SMART PEOPLE SAY SUCH DUMB THINGS ABOUT SARAH PALIN?
The New Republic:
Why So Down On The Community?
Christian Porth / Aljazeera:
Ron Paul's ‘counter-convention’
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Two Conventions With No Shortage of Contrasts
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
One Very Off Moment  —  The one moment that stays with me tonight …
Discussion: The New Republic
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
GERALDINE FERRARO WAS NEVER LIKE THIS.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Palin  —  11.10 pm.  Reality television has become our politics.
Anthony Weiss / Forward.com:
Michelle Obama Has a Rabbi in Her Family
Mike Lillis / The Washington Independent:
Palin on Earmarks: ‘We Did Well!!!’  —  Digging through Wasilla's …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Megyn Kelly destroys Us Weekly bottom-feeder over Palin story
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