Boy, did Governor Sarah Palin really hit it out of the ball park last night. I especially liked her talking about her small town roots and her reference to Obama’s “bitter gun owners” comment. There was much to like in the speech however.
The pro-rights community has been excited about this pick since it was announced and many now have enthusiasm where before they were going to vote for McCain simply because Obama is so bad on our issue.
One such person is David Petzal over at The Gun Nut. On Friday after the pick he wrote, “I know very few people, including Republicans, who are enthusiastic about John McCain. He seems to be tolerated only as an alternative to Obama, who is intolerable to gun owners. There I was, prepared to hold back my rising gorge and vote for Old John M. …, and here he comes up with someone that I can actually be enthusiastic about from any number of standpoints, never mind guns and hunting.”
On on the subject of her hunting prowess, Petzal also posted on just what it takes to turn a moose into “moose burgers.” I’ve never hunted moose (but it is on the list of hunts I hope to take before I leave this world) but could only imagine what it would take because it’s not like you just hike back a little ways into the woods to your tree stand and then drag out your kill after the hunt as I do with whitetail deer. Petzal says shooting it is the easy part, the field-dressing “takes three people: one to do the actual hacking and slashing, one to push, shove, and hold legs, and one to stand there with a serious rifle waiting for a bear to show up. Packing it out, which takes yet another two people unless one of you is Clark Kent.”
Makes me like Palin even more.