She’s a good speaker. The speech was full of half-truths (“I killed the bridge to nowhere”, “All the lobbyists have opposed John McCain’s candidacy”), but she gave the crowd what it wanted. She kept the anti-media theme alive and played the traditional attack dog role. The key for the Republican’s will be if they can keep her radical evangelical views out of the public eye. The facts that she sees no exceptions in an abortion ban in that she would require rape and incest victims to carry their pregnancies to term. she wants to teach creationism and is interested in banning books from the library need to be kept from the public view. I doubt that Joe Biden will let her keep those out of view.
Two questions, does the excess sarcasm in her maiden speech play well on TV to the Independents? Does this good speech make McCain’s speech tomorrow night more important and maybe more risky?