Thursday, September 4, 2008

No Malfunction

A friend warned me yesterday not to expect too much from Sarah Palin's speech. "She's never done a speech from a teleprompter before," he shared. I wasn't worried - this woman is an uncannily talented politician. But who would have expected this?
Halfway through Sarah Palin's speech tonight at the RNC, people following the
speech noticed she was deviating from the prepared text.

Why would she be quite that cocky?
According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued
scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the speech, the
speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech.
The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani's speech, explaining his
significant deviations from his speech.

Did anyone notice a blink of discomfort or confusion?
Unfazed, Governor Palin continued, from memory, to deliver her speech without
the teleprompter cued to the appropriate point in her speech. Contrast this
to Barack Obama who, when last his teleprompter malfunctioned, was left
stuttering before a crowd unable to advance his speech until the problem was

Just one more reason to be impressed.

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