What The Democrats Think About Sarah Palin: Floats Like A Butterfly, Stings Like A Bee

Despite all of the nutcase conspiracy theories about Sarah Plain, some rationally thinking Democrats have a realistic view of what her candidacy means to this election and to furture elections.

One of those Democrats is former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. Here is what he has to say:

The Democrats are in trouble. Sarah Palin has totally changed the dynamics of this campaign.

Period.

Palin’s speech to the GOP National Convention on Wednesday has set it up so that the Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don’t do well on defense.

Suddenly, Palin and John McCain are the mavericks and Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the status quo, in a year when you don’t want to be seen as defending the status quo.

From taxes to oil drilling, Democrats are now going to have to start explaining their positions.

Whenever you start having to explain things, you’re on defense.

I actually went back and watched Palin’s speech a second time. I didn’t go to sleep until 1:30 a.m. I had to make sure I got the lines right.

Her timing was exquisite. She didn’t linger with applause, but instead launched into line after line of attack, slipping the knives in with every smile and joke.

And she delivered it like she was just BS-ing on the street with the meter maid.

She didn’t have to prove she was “of the people.” She really is the people.

High paise coming from a political opponent. While the fringe loonies on the far-left are delving into manufactured scandals complete with fabricated evidence, mainstream Democrats see what is really happening here.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Palin Floats Like A Butterfly, Stings Like A Bee
Willie Brown
San Franscico Chronicle
September 7, 2008

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