The house is electrified. with PALIN anticipation! LIVEBLOGGING FROM THE FLOOR!
Romney: Energy: Let's keep Al Gore's privte jet on the ground lol lol!
Big ideas not big brother! lol
Radical violent Islam is evil and McCain will defeat it ! CROWD GOES WILD begins chanting "USA!USA! USA!"
ATLAS WOLF WHISTLE.
Do you prefer straight talk to politically correct talk?"
Music playing. Atlas dancing!
Huck Finn is up (remember if I stop liveblogging it's because I ran out of battery juice"
Huckabee is talking about Obama's "excellent European adventure" lol
A government that can do everything for us is a govrnment that can take everything from us"
Palin got more votes running for Mayor of Wasilla than Biden got for his presidential run!" THE CROWD GOES WILD!
Hawaii Governor Lingle: Chides media for calling Alaska a small state "it has the same number of delegates as Delware!"
Great new one word slogan on Dem's executive experience: "ZERO!"
Rudy Giuliani emerges onto stage! CROWD POPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goes nuts! (Atlas too!)
"This is a time for choosing - and to those Americans who still feel torn in this election, I'd like to suggest one way to think about the choice you have to make in 2008: You're hiring someone to do a job - an important job that involves the safety and security of your family."
"Governor Palin represents a new generation. She's already one of the
most successful governors in America - and the most popular. And she already has
more executive experience than the entire Democratic ticket. She's led a city
and a state. She's reduced taxes and government spending. And she's actually
done something about moving America toward energy independence - taking on the
oil companies while encouraging more energy exploration here at home. Taxpayers
have an advocate in Sarah Palin - she even sold the former governor's private
plane on E-Bay."
"And as we look to the future never let us forget that - when we are at our best - we are the Party that expands Freedom. We began as a party dedicated to freeing people from slavery... And we are still the party that is willing to fight for freedom at home and around the world. We are the party that wants to expand individual freedom and economic freedom... because we believe that the secret of America's success is not central government, it is self-government. ...And we are the party that believes unapologetically in America's essential greatness - that we are a shining city on the hill, a beacon of freedom that inspires people everywhere to reach for a better world."
He's [Obama] never run a city!
He's never run a state!
He's never had to lead a people in crises!
He is the least experienced candidate for President in the last 100 years!
Barck Obama has never lead anything. Ever. Nothing Nada!
This is not time for on the job training
"We agree with Joe Biden. One time! One time! [when Biden said during the primaries Obama was too inexperienced to be President)
Nobody can look at John McCain and say he is not ready toi be President.
We will be safe in his hands.
Our children will be Safe in his hands!
Oyr country will be safe in his hands!
There's good chnage and there's bad change
Just as hope is not a strategy!
Drill baby drill! CROWD STARTS SCREAMING DRILL BABY DRILL! DRILL BABY DRILL!
John McCain will keep us safe against terrorism both at home and abroad.
The Democrats are afraid to say the word Islamic terrorism. They are afraid of insulting someone. Who are they afraid of insulting? The terrorists!
They never discussed terror and 9/11 in Denver. "They are in denial"
Jerusalem! Rudy brought up how Obama spoke of an "undivided Jerusalem, as I do"
I wolf whistled to "undivided Jerusalem" ! Giuliani yelled don't get too excited, he changed his mind the next day!"
Obama's changed his mind so many times, Biden should get the VP thing in writing"
GIULIANI IS DESTROYING THESE CLOWNS! The house is on fire!
Have you seen Palin's flag?
"How dare they question her ability to serve just because she is the mother of fivE?"
How dare they"
Out comes Palin!
Palin is kickin ass.
She promised the parents of Special needs children, "you'' have a friend in the White House" CROWD GOES WILD!
Every woman in America can walk down any road ............
She brings up her background as a PTA member and hockey mom -- a group of hockey players goes nuts -- Palin laughs, and says "You know what they say about the difference between a hockey mom and a pitball? Lipstick"
"A mayor is something like a community organizer except as a Mayor you have actual responsibilities". CROWD GOES WILD!
I am not a member of the permanent poltical establishment. When you're not a member in good standing the media doesn't like that.
Crowd boos at the word of media! STARTS CHANTING NBC! NBC! NBC! - frickin hysterical!
"I am not going to Washington to get their good opinion I am going to Washington to serve the people of this great country". Standing ovation!
She vetoed half a billion dollars on wasteful spending. Out with the luxury jet liner - she auctioned it off on ebay. Crowd screams with delight.
THE CROWD LOVES HER.
I love what Jeramaykovka said, SHE'S REAGAN WITH BETTER HAIR!
"We cannot leave ourselves at the mercy at foreign oil producers" Oil and gas
Take it from the governor of Alaska, we've' got lots of both.
We need American energy produced by American ingenuity brought to you by American workers.
This is man who authored two memoirs but there's not one legal paper, reform even in the state Senate...................
This is a man [Obama} that can give whole speeches about the wars this country is fighting, he never mentions victory except when talking about his campaign.
On Harry Reid:
Harry Reid [crowd boos loudly] said he cant stand John McCain. Perhaps that's the greatest accolade you could receive from ...... CROWD GOES BERSERK
"Perhaps Reid meant, "I can't stand up to John McCain"
There is only one man in this election that fought for you......
[Atlas note to readers - I am so out of battery, so outta juice that I could swear my machine is running on the electricity in the room]
Crowd is on fire.
SHE DID IT! SHE DELIVERED. IT WAS A BRILLIANT SPEECH! Family comes out .............what a beautiful family, she's holding the baby (what a nashuma)
MCCAIN walks out. PANDEMONIUM! OVATION OVATION OVATION.
McCain: "DONT YOU THINK WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE"
This is unbelievable. INCREDIBLE. CROWD IS ON ITS FEET. It's a great moment.
She did it.It's so over
HIGHLIGHTS PALIN SPEECH:
On her experience as a public servant: "I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids' public education better. When I ran for city council, I didn't need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too. Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."
On why she is going to Washington, D.C.:
"I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I've learned quickly, these past few days, that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country."
On energy policies that the McCain-Palin administration will implement:
"Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America's energy problems - as if we all didn't know that already. But the fact that drilling won't solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all. Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we're going to lay more pipelines...build more nuclear plants...create jobs with clean coal...and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources. We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers."
On John McCain:
"Here's how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change."
UPDATE: FULL TEXT OF THE SPEECHES HERE (thanks Peach, you're a peach!)