Sarah Palin Speaks at the 2008 Republican National Convention

Sept. 3, 2008: In her speech, Palin reveals the "difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull."
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I have improvements of living most of my life a small town. It was just your average hockey mom and signed up for the PTA. O'clock PM on you know they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit well. Lipstick. I happen to PTA because I wanted to make my kids public education even better. And when I agree and for City Council. I need focus groups and voter profiles. Because I knew those voters and I knew their families to. A quarry became governor of the great state of Alaska. And mayor of my own down. And since our opponents in this presidential elections seem to look down on that experience. Let's explain to them what a job involved. I guess they small town mayor is. Like community organizer. Except think you have asks all. Responsibility. I might add that in small towns we don't quite know what to make of a candidate who lavished his praise on working people when they're listening. And then tax about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren't. No. We tend to prefer candidates who don't talk about as one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco. I. Where I'm not a member of the permanent political establishments. I've learned quickly these last few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite. And some media consider it candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But it's. Now. Here's little splash for those reporters and commentators. I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people have this great I'm. Unmarried men. If that does. To go to Washington and for the right reasons and not just to main goal with the right people. Politics. Isn't just a game of clashing parties in competing interests the right reason is to challenge the status quo. Just serve the common good and to leave this nation better than we found it.

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