Palin: The Anchorage View

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I’ve done a couple of radio interviews this morning with Michael Carey, a columnist with the Anchorage Daily News. He says the speech Sarah Palin gave last night was no surprise to those who have covered her, except for one thing. Here’s how Carey put it in his blog:

Her jabs at the Democrats, specifically Barack Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid were greeted with wild applause, but they seemed unnatural to me. Palin has never been known as a partisan; she gets along well with Democrats in the Alaska Legislature and could not have passed legislation important to her without their help. She was never this harsh when campaigning against Tony Knowles in the 2006 gubernatorial race. A successful actress knows her lines, however, and Palin delivered these lines well.