Thursday, September 04, 2008

did you catch the speechwriter's speech last night?

The very first comments from the pundits about Sarah Palin's speech last night were in praise of the speechwriter. Because it's not like someone who's that good-looking and who's given birth to five children would have any coherent thoughts. No, but by gosh she's one fine reader of the teleprompter!

There was no mention of Obama's speechwriter during DNC coverage. And I haven't heard his teleprompter-reading skills lauded by the press.

10 comments:

Karen ~ said...

Well, it's a good thing you stopped at 4 kids, must be the birth of that fifth one that makes a woman incoherent!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I was quite surprised watching CNN last night of the after speech coverage that Anderson Cooper pointed out that here they were talking about Palin's speech writer but never talked about Obama's. He actually admitted it!

What's funny to me was finding out there were problems with the teleprompter and the audience couldn't tell. She adlibbed several times and did a fine job. I wonder what will happen to McCain if he has teleprompter problems. He doesn't do well with those. Should be interesting.

Calandria said...

I'll have another baby right away if it will make me as incoherent as Sarah Palin. ;-)

I didn't know there had been problems with the teleprompter. So that kind of throws out their faint praise that she was good at reading the speech that had been written for her.

yesweareonmars said...

Hey, I only had two!! whooo hoooo

Maybe they didn't mention speech writers at the DNC because everyone already knows that all the candidates have a huge machine behind them including speech writers.

I wasn't very impressed by either conventions. A lot of the same old rhetoric if you ask me. Besides, being able to give a good speech doesn't mean anything. I'm pretty good at giving speeches and I only had two kids. Why didn't they nominate me?

Mama Ava said...

It's too bad--but honestly, I've always thought that speechwriters should get some sort of credit. I know they are the background guys and gals that make the President look and sound presidential and historic, and that the delivery of a good speech is as important as the content. I seriously doubt Geo. Bush could sound presidential not matter what he said. On the other hand, I don't know if Kennedy would have been so inspiring if someone hadn't written those words.

Big topics for discussion at lunch today. All of us are working to watch the speech online this weekend!

athena said...

i'm would be wary of anything i hear on cnn. for the most part their coverage of anything conservative is comparable to the paparazi. i've heard palin in interviews where teleprompters are not used and she is just as good with one as she is without.

what i found interesting were the differences in the conventions between the two parties. obama often says how this election isn't about him but about the people; but take note how many times he says the word "i". and did ou notice the number of times the democrats chanted "obama" in comparison to the republicans who chanted "usa"?

Karen ~ said...

I always heard the Republican crowds chanting "JOHN MC CAIN" (You have to have three syllables to make it sound good!)

yesweareonmars said...

I'm not sure Pres.Geo.Bush could make a complete sentence without a speech writer.

athena said...

ve-ry good!

Calandria said...

I thought they were chanting "USA" too.

I have no problem with speechwriters getting more credit. They definitely deserve it. But why only Sarah Palin's speechwriter? Why not Barack or Michelle Obama's? This morning on MPR someone called in the following question: "Who wrote that speech Sarah Palin gave?" I was outraged again.

I know I shouldn't watch CNN. It's so goofy. But it bugs me on the other networks that they talk during the speeches.