What a remarkable evening. What a remarkable woman! Before Sarah Palin ever took the stage I’d told VH how Palin’s nomination as VP reinvigorated my interest in the election. As Jae so aptly put it:
I am not supporting the ticket because she is a woman, but because SOMEONE in this election finally represents ME.
American. Mother. Wife. Small-town resident. Gun owner. Military supporter. Intelligent, yes, and still feminine, too. Also with a definite snarky streak. That’s Jae. That’s Kim. That’s Beth and me and just about every female I call my friend. And that’s Sarah Palin, too.
Finally, a candidate who gets what my life’s about.
UPDATE: Timmer at the Daily Brief has a nice roundup of reactions to Palin from “Smart, funny, successful in what they’ve chosen to do, women” (including me!): “In almost every case, there’s some mention about how they were bored with the election already and how they’re now excited, pissed off, energized… add whatever adjective you’d like…except bored.”
I love Sisu‘s take on it: “If McCain can get the votes of all the women who were pregnant at their weddings, it’ll be a landslide!”