Althouse is right: this is brilliant — and it’s a perfect set-up for the speech.
Be warned: there is profanity.
Power Glutes Sullivan is pre-moping:
In all likelihood, Sarah Palin will deliver a speech that will tear the roof off the Xcel Center tonight. Every single commentator on the cable and the networks will declare it a triumph. The base will exult at their Joan of Arc triumphing over the evil, despicable vile press, who have had the effrontery to ask a potential future vice-president of the United States basic questions about her life story and record.
Guess what, Glute-boy? You’re right. The speech will indeed cause her image to soar — even though anyone can read a speech, and it doesn’t really mean anything.
And it’s the fault of dimbulbs like you. Half-wits who have artificially depressed expectations, by taking a bright and capable woman and making it seem like she’s nothing more than an unqualified former beauty queen hick. Tonight, when the country sees otherwise, they’ll be shocked. Shocked to learn that tools like you had misled them so badly.
So, yeah. What would have been an impressive rollout will now be a blockbuster. You just realized that today, and so now you’re trying to raise the same expectations you’ve been dampening for days.
We, the newly excited members of the Republican Party, thank you for your utter idiocy.
Watch that video above. That is going to be the public image of Sarah Palin: an ass-kickin’, gun-shootin’, mooseburger eatin’ middle-class woman — regular folks, but with competence and a cheerful fighting spirit. If that’s the image of the Republican ticket, you guys lose.
Thanks for helping, moron.