Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sarah Palin, Republican National Convention

Full remarks from International Herald Tribune. Autosummarized to 10%.

I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend America.

I accept the challenge of a tough fight in this election... against confident opponents ... at a crucial hour for our country.

And I accept the privilege of serving with a man who has come through much harder missions ... and met far graver challenges ... and knows how tough fights are won - the next president of the United States, John S. McCain.

My family is proud of both of them and of all the fine men and women serving the country in uniform. I grew up with those people.

I came to office promising to control spending - by request if possible and by veto if necessary.

Our state budget is under control.

If our state wanted a bridge, we'd build it ourselves. We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers. America needs more energy ... our opponent is against producing it.

The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes ... raise payroll taxes ... raise investment income taxes ... raise the death tax ... raise business taxes ... and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars. Our nominee doesn't run with the Washington herd.

He's a man who's there to serve his country, and not just his party.

There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you ... in places where winning means survival and defeat means death ... and that man is John McCain. For a lifetime, John McCain has inspired with his deeds.

Join our cause and help America elect a great man as the next president of the United States.

Thank you all, and may God bless America.

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