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Gov. Palin’s speech is expected to be a D — defensive, defiant and dismissive

Gov. Palin’s speech is expected to be a D — defensive, defiant and dismissive

"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."

Gov. Sarah Palin
LatinaLista — The above excerpt is from what Governor Palin will deliver before the delegates of the Republican National Convention. From this small passage, we can tell her tone will be defensive, defiant and a tad dismissive and some will argue that it's only natural that she respond in this way given the almost unusual amount of scrutiny of her credentials.
And for that reason, she'll be given a pass for tonight — to state her case, introduce her "voice" to the American public and solidify her place in Republican Party history. It's the speeches after tonight that will count.
How Governor Palin carries forward in the face of what will be unrelenting media scrutiny, pundit criticism and public doubt will play a much bigger role in how people perceive and receive this abuela-to-be as vice president of the United States and the right hand woman of John McCain.
For right now, all anyone can do is wait and see.

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