Palin Stays on Script
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Gov. Sarah Palin met a boisterous crowd of a few thousand in Hurkamp Park this cold, rainy afternoon.
At first, raindrops were sporadic at the outdoor rally, but by the middle of Palin’s stump speech, rain was steadily falling. I thought she might shift gears and acknowledge the inclement weather, but Palin forged on at the same pace, delivering the same words she had in the morning at Leesburg.
Toward the end of her speech, Palin noted that the best of America isn’t “up there in Washington” (about 30 minutes by car from here) but right here “in the rain!” The crowd cheered.
Palin’s speech didn’t seem intended for the crowd in front of her. Rather, it seemed written for a generic crowd in any part of the country — where the weather was decent.
Palin gives a great speech, if the time and place fit it.