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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Even a teleprompter malfunction didn't phase Palin

Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008

My husband and I were glued to the TV set last night, watching the Republican convention. The speeches were outstanding--Romney, Huckabee, and Giuliani did great. 

Then it was Sarah Palin's turn. Would she be as composed and confident as she was on Friday? Would all the vicious, negative media attention throw her?

Nope.

Not even a malfunctioning teleprompter * could keep her from delivering her message. 

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. As a result, half way through the speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech. The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani's speech, explaining his significant deviations from his speech.

I don't recall her uttering even one a, er, or um. (My speech professor from UWM would have heartily approved her delivery. He was a stickler and would deduct one grade level for each um or filler word uttered during our presentations.)

Contrast her flawless performance with Obama's when his teleprompter fizzled, 

[Obama] was left stuttering before a crowd unable to advance his speech until the problem was resolved.

In addition to a well delivered speech, Sarah Palin did what few women can do: criticize without being perceived as being witchy. She skillfully used humor when needed to make her points.  Ronald Reagan was good at this too.

Any wonder the left is said to be "Sarah-fied" today?

 

PS Yes, she was wearing lipstick! 

* Some controversy exists over the word, significant. The Politico says it was only slightly.

Links: 

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Brookfield7, Fairly Conservative, Betterbrookfield, Mark Levin,  Vicki Mckenna

 

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