Quote of the weekend

One of my all-time favorite pundits weighs in on Sarah Palin:

First, Governor Palin is not merely, as Jay describes her, “all-American”, but hyper-American. What other country in the developed world produces beauty queens who hunt caribou and serve up a terrific moose stew? As an immigrant, I’m not saying I came to the United States purely to meet chicks like that, but it was certainly high on my list of priorities. And for the gun-totin’ Miss Wasilla then to go on to become Governor while having five kids makes it an even more uniquely American story. Next to her resume, a guy who’s done nothing but serve in the phony-baloney job of “community organizer” and write multiple autobiographies looks like just another creepily self-absorbed lifelong member of the full-time political class that infests every advanced democracy.

Read the rest of Mark Steyn’s excellent post here.

Update: Yesterday I wrote about how the state of the conservative union, in contrast with how it was in January, was currently very good. I just had no idea how good:

Sen. John McCain has taken in $7 million in contributions since announcing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a top campaign aide said today.

The money bounce may owe to Palin’s appeal with conservative donors, many of whom said privately they had planned on sitting out the campaign this year. The money comes in just under the wire — after McCain accepts the GOP nomination Thursday, he will accept public funds and no longer be permitted to raise private money for the campaign.

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Update 2 – 11:42 PM: According to Barack Obama, visiting a few foreign countries equates to “foreign policy experience” – so by that example, I present to you proof that Sarah Palin has visited the Alaska National Guard in Kuwait (photos and video) and wounded troops in Germany (photo), something Barry Oh! was sheduled to do but didn’t when he went to Germany.

Thank you. No applause necessary, just throw money $-)

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