i'm generally ill-equipped with any knowledge of news,
but this is classic!
i used to take modules in university
on communication, public speaking, newsmaking etc
and am all too familiar with the political gambits of creating newsbites,
of evoking emotional responses in such public speeches.
But hey, this is A grade reference material for How To Make A Good Speech.
Remarks by the Presumptive Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin
to the 2008 Republican National Convention
Of course it helps in curbing the fear of public speaking
if you receive a 2-minute standing ovation...
even before you start.