RNC takes a stand

From the Washington Times… Republicans criticize bailout-mania…

“We can’t be a party of small government, free markets and low taxes while supporting bailouts and nationalizing industries, which lead to big government, socialism and high taxes at the expense of individual liberty and freedoms,” said Solomon Yue, a cosponsor of a resolution that would put the RNC — the party’s national governing body — on the record as opposing the U.S. government bailouts of the financial and auto industries.

Growing some backbone at the RNC? Stay tuned.

Homerun! Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech at the RNC (video)

September 3, 2008. Sarah Palin accepts the Republican nomination for Vice-President and knocks it out of the park. I’m loving this.

Here is the video…..

It was a giant test, and she passed it with flying colors. She used humor to go after Obama and the democrats very effectively. It does appear that, in addition to being able to field dress a moose, Gov. Palin can field dress a donkey too.

Clearly the party faithful in St. Paul fell in love with Sarah Palin. And for good reason: In one night, she united the social conservatives and the fiscal conservatives. I really didn’t think it could be done after the very bitter primary season. Guess I’m not going fishing on election day after all.

Yep, I’m feeling good about this election for the first time. And you know something? it feels good to feel good.

Thanks, Sarah!

Oh, I also noticed the new chant from the crowd: “Zero,” a mocking salute to the “O.”

CNN has the transcript

related:

CBS: Smash hit in St. Paul

The Atlantic: Astonishing

Palin’s hometown crowd: “She thumped ’em”

MM: Lady’s Night

The Corner: Hemingway says, “After what she’s gone through these last few days, I think the perception will be that she earned the right to hit back. And hit back she did — masterfully.”

Right Voices: reactions to the speech

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Biden: the next to go under the bus

Already the Democrat long knives are out, clearing the path for the exit of Joe Biden from the Democratic Party ticket.

CBS News and The Politico have picked up on the story by investigative reporters Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger in the LA Times.

a potential conflict of interest involving Biden and one of the nation’s biggest asbestos litigation law firms — which also happens to be his top contributor.

The report seems to provide fuel to Obama supporters enraged Illinois senator picked a running mate with such deep ties to the D.C. cash-politics-lobbying world.

The Associated Press has the story of Biden, and his questionable relationship with MBNA, the largest employer in Delaware. Coincidentally, employees of MBNA make up the largest source of campaign contributions for Biden.

A son of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was paid an undisclosed amount of money as a consultant by MBNA, the largest employer in Delaware, during the years the senator supported legislation that was promoted by the credit card industry and opposed by consumer groups.

And, oh, by the way:

In a separate matter in which Hunter Biden’s lobbying activities were referenced, he and Biden’s brother Jim have been sued for allegedly defrauding an ex-business partner.

As Obama’s under-the-bus crowd continues to grow, it is clear that the preparations for an emergency Bidenectomy have been made. The only thing standing between this happening is Sarah Palin’s Wednesday night acceptance speech at the RNC. If she does poorly, then Biden stays. But, if she performs well, and wows not only the partisans in St. Paul but also the independents watching on their television screens, then the worst fears of the Liberals will have been realized.

Obama will have no other choice but to dump Biden and choose the only VP candidate that will give him a winning shot.

Hillary Clinton.

She’s Baaaack. Just remember folks, you read it here first.

Update: Nader adds more fuel to the fire … Why Biden is the “MasterCard Senator”

Update 2: Estrich estimates 30% of HRC voters will bolt for McPal

Update 3: CNN takes a look and concludes that it will be Palin who withdraws. [note to Mina Kimes: Intrade had Mitt Romney as the odds-on favorite for the veep slot last week.]

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The DNC and RNC Conventions are upon us. So is the college football season. Yeah baby!!

WFFOT: “The chains of habits are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” Samuel Johnson
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