Sarah Palin's Victory and Concession speeches make interesting reading!
During all the shenanigans that went on the night of election, where John McCain’s team ‘literally turned the lights out’ on Sarah Palin, to prevent from making an off message speech in Arizona, Sarah was all geared up to make a concession speech that might have actually made her look a little more coherent in the eyes of the voters.
When she was selected, for at least a day or two, Palin as a running mate seemed to be a master stroke on the part of the Republicans, stealing all the credibility that the Democrats had earned through the candidature of Hillary Clinton.
But, within days Palin was apparently subjected to learning from flash cards about such fundamental information, as “The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – Gordon Brown”!
Here are Sarah’s concession and victory speeches to give you an idea that actually she might have come out better, or not, if she had been able to get to the podium without McCain officials tripping her up on the way. More can be found in the Telegraph here.
“And when a black citizen prepares to fill the office of Washington and Lincoln, that is a shining moment in our history that can be lost on no one. Barack Obama has achieved a great thing, for himself and for our country, and I congratulate him.
“It would be a happier night if elections were a test of valour and merit alone, but that is not for us to question now.
“Now it is time for us go our way, neither bitter nor vanquished, but instead confident in the knowledge that there will be another day.”
“And I said to my husband Todd that it’s not a step down when he’s no longer Alaska’s ‘First Dude’. He will now be the first guy ever to become the ‘Second Dude’.
“Had it gone the other way tonight, we would not have returned in sorrow to the great State of Alaska. We would have carried with us memories that are forever, and joyful experiences that do not depend on victory.
“This is a moment when principles and political independence matter a lot more than just the party line.”