Sarah Palin’s speech was so good that the Obama camp is reduced to having to attack the speechwriter (because he’s previously worked for President George W. Bush). Why even release a statement? I do not believe McCain’s team released a statement on Joe Biden’s speech. I thinkTeam Obama is scared of her.
And as for the speech writing, as Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard notes:
I’m told — and was told before the speech — that she had a strong hand in writing and rewriting the speech, working on [it] for several hours over the past three days. And one of the loudest applause lines in the entire speech was her joke — which Bill Kristol previewed here two days ago — that the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick, was [a] line she improvised when delegates from Michigan, all wearing hockey jerseys, applauded loudly at her initial mention of being a hockey mom.
Indeed, the lipstick line is not in her manuscript prepared for delivery.