Were you there at the revolution? We were as rumors of Sarah Palin's imminent retirement from her Alaska governership lit up the twittersphere this afternoon. As twitterati jockied for first place, we found ourselves at one point retweeted by Michelle Malkin herself. Highlights, latest to earliest:
Saw Mitch Daniels at a conference broadcast on CNN . . . Wicked impressive.
Now you're talkin': RT @oxfordgirl: Western media appear to think if a revolution takes more than a week it is over. #iranelection
Palin speech is totally in the eye of the beholder. I took it on its own terms and liked what I heard.
I totally disagree with the totally awesome Nat Review ed @RichLowry who says Palin speech didn't make any sense on its own terms.
RT @goparchitect: "Sarah Palin" now #1 trending topic on twitter. Thank you, Sarah, for kicking Michael Jackson off the cables.
Sarah get your gun: RT @goparchitect: Palin quotes Gen. MacArthur “We are not retreating; we are advancing in another direction.”
Wall St Journal crossword clue: Stock exchange? Ans: Moos. Too cute!
Carl Cameron: She's done it again. To some, it's the end of her career. To others, it's the start of her presidential campaign.
Sarah get your gun: RT @scrappleface: @AKGovSarahPalin quits to spend more Time with Couric, Gibson.
Like Barack Obama, Sarah Palin can be a blank canvas upon which huddled masses yearning to breathe free — or in Obama's case, huddled masses yearning to be on the dole — project their inchoate longings. The difference is that while Obama speaks from the latest polls, Palin — in Fox Brit ex pat Stuart Varney's words — "speaks from the heart":
The Shining City Upon a Hill is often taken for granted by those born under its light, and sometimes it takes an outsider like Varney to remind us that freedom isn't free. We loved this tweet from s_a_harris:
Tuck thinks it sounds funny. Is there a Palin scandal out there too big to weather the spotlight? Could be, but our preference is to take her at her word. Our favorite soundbite from her speech this afternoon:
It sounds like one for Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.