July 3, 2009
I’m only just now watching the video. I’d forgotten how incapable she is as a public speaker. Its not just grating, its weapons-grade grating. The ill-timed gasping breaths… The drawl… The rushing… The snide winky dumb jokes… And it continues on her website. Note the imaginative use of capitalization to really emphasize her emphases that make no sense:
Alaska’s mission – to contribute to America. We’re strategic IN the world as the air crossroads OF the world, as a gatekeeper of the continent. Bold visionaries knew this – Alaska would be part of America’s great destiny.
Our destiny to be reached by responsibly developing our natural resources. This land, blessed with clean air, water, wildlife, minerals, AND oil and gas. It’s energy! God gave us energy.
Kvetching aside, there’s no question in my mind this is a run-up to a presidential run. Consider to the points she’s raising: Trig, her overseas trips, the importance of the military, the non-existence of climate change (snidely hinted at), her family life, the crumminess of the MSM, “rights,” “safety”… These are her talking points, not the rhetoric of someone about to go down in a flaming scandal.