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9:30 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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Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
Palin v. Reality  —  Well, that was quick.  —  The Obama campaign is doing its job.  —  Now we get to see whether the media will do their job, or whether they will be cowed into submission.  I'm not taking bets either way  —  PALIN: “Our opponents say, again and again …
Ross Douthat:
Free Advice For Democrats  —  I'll have more to say about Sarah Palin's speech at some point tomorrow - I saw it live, from the press stand in St. Paul, which was perhaps not the ideal venue from which to judge its television impact - but based on the reactions I've heard and read to date …
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.
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
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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Erick Erickson / www.redstate.com:
BREAKING: Sarah Palin “Winged” Her Speech Because of “Broken” Teleprompter
Discussion: Wizbang
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
Pointlets on Palin  —  1. She's one of the most talented politicians …
Discussion: Soccer Dad and Eunomia
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:   PALIN'S SPEECH.  —  Over the past week, Palin had begun looking …
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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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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Tom Shales / Washington Post:
She Shoots! She Scores! A Hockey Mom's Moment
CNN:   Giuliani: You're hiring someone to do a job
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.
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
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 Huffington Post:
Female Clinton Supporters In Focus Groups See Talent, Mudslinging In Palin's Speech  —  In two different focus groups of Clinton-supporting Nevada women — married and unmarried — conducted immediately after Gov. Sarah Palin's Wednesday night speech to the Republican National Convention, a few common reactions quickly took shape.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Democrats.com
Marc Ambinder:
McCain Campaign Sees Changed Map With Palin  —  Gov. Sarah Palin may well draw larger crowds than Sen. John McCain ever did, and the McCain campaign plans to take advantage: they're filling a calendar that will find her deployed to places where McCain can't go, places where McCain's gone and fallen flat …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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 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 New Republic:
Why So Down On The Community?  —  Since when is a “community organizer” such a big bad thing to the Republicans?  I mean, aren't delegates essentially—nay, actually—community organizers?  And shouldn't Republicans, along with all Americans, encourage all citizens to be community organizers?
Discussion: EconoPundit
 
 
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Sarah Palin Likely To Fade Behind McCain
New York Times:
Running Against Themselves  —  Three days into the Republican …
Sean / FiveThirtyEight.com:
A Great Speech, For Both Bases
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Driven to Serve, and to Succeed
CNN:
Schneider: Giuliani's ugly approach may backfire
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Ron Paul's ‘counter-convention’
Washington Post:
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Michelle Malkin:
Liberal men in a panic; Update: liberal women spinning, too
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Two Conventions With No Shortage of Contrasts
Discussion: The Politico
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
One Very Off Moment  —  The one moment that stays with me tonight …
Discussion: The New Republic
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Palin  —  11.10 pm.  Reality television has become our politics.
Mike Lillis / The Washington Independent:
Palin on Earmarks: ‘We Did Well!!!’  —  Digging through Wasilla's …
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