Sarah Palin convention acceptance speech --
But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan?
The Sarah Palin expense account controversy --
Ms. Palin has defended her wardrobe as the idea of the Republican National Committee and said that she would give it back.
“Those clothes, they are not my property,” she said. “Just like the lighting and the staging and everything else that the R.N.C. purchased.”
Incidentally, since McCain adviser Nicolle Wallace seems to the source of the anti-Palin details, it's worth recalling that to the extent that the White House was ever able to muster any kind of excuse for their atrocious Katrina response, it was that most of the staff were attending Nicolle Devenish's Big Fat Greek Wedding when Katrina hit New Orleans. That would be the current Mrs Wallace. If McCain had really wanted to signal a break from Bush, he could have started by banishing anyone implicated in Katrina from his campaign.