Palin's Hat Trick

Well, looks like she hit it out of the park. Or perhaps more appropriately, it looks like Sarah Palin scored a hat trick. In a high-stakes speech at the Xcel Energy Center, she easily won over the crowd of Republican convention-goers with her feisty, folksy delivery and pointedly partisan rhetoric. But more importantly, she appears to have hit all the right notes for the folks watching back home on TV. Both campaigns have identified financially anxious white working voters — particularly women — as crucial to victory in November. In both her words and her tone, Palin’s speech was clearly aimed straight at them.

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