Quotes of the day

“‘I honor her a lot. She has a lot going on, but in actuality I’d like to see her run in 10 years,’ said Sue Lowery, a Louisiana delegate who had just yelled ‘We love you, Sarah,’ as Palin exited the stage…

“It was a sentiment widely echoed, even in the front rows of the gathering, where a group dominated by middle-aged women had arrived early to get close to the former Alaska governor.

“‘She’s a good role model for women. She could be ready in four years,’ said Maryann Riley, a South Carolina activist clad head to toe in red, white, and blue and wearing a Palin pin.

“‘I admire her for what she’s doing – I don’t think she’s electable,’ said an Arkansas delegate, Kathy Ross, who said she hadn’t been ‘comfortable’ with Palin as a vice presidential selection and didn’t think she was ready for that job either. ‘I can’t see her being president of the United States,’ she said.”

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“In an interview that aired on ABC on Friday, Obama laughed that interviewer George Stephanopoulous, had gone from questioning him about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s recent criticisms of his nuclear policy to Ahmadinejad’s comments earlier this week.

“In a speech, Ahmadinejad called Obama ‘an inexperienced amateur’ and a ‘cowboy’ who was quick to threaten to use nuclear weapons against America’s enemies.

“‘Well, let’s see, George,’ Obama said, ‘so far, you’ve quoted Sarah Palin and now President Ahmadinejad … you’re trying to get a rise out of me!’

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“Mrs. Palin’s politics aren’t for me, and though I pine to see hot headliners from the left, instead we get the likes of Claire McCaskill, Kathleen Sebelius and other Obama blue dog duds, with no women of any wattage in sight…

“Where is the woman on the left who can make headlines and draw crowds like Sarah Palin, Liz Cheney, perhaps even a re-entry of Dr. Condoleezza Rice?”

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