Soledad may be unable to count very well (and I juumped up and howled at the TV when I saw this last week), but no bit of pre-scripted bias can change the size of this event in Carson, deep in blue California:
From an attendee:
.... There were about 25-30 radical Obama protestors that were basically shut down by everyone else who was shouting back at them, “Sarah, Sarah, Sarah.” They were a complete joke, along with their giant posters that showed a woman’s vagina (hand drawn). I guess they thought Palin was going to outlaw them, or something like that.
She was just terrific and pounded the Obama/Biden team hard—boy is she good. There were 15,000 supporters there that just loved her
The vagina poster, of course, brings me back to this point made yesterday...
I don't know...maybe people are just interested in hearing an intelligent person speak for a change:
An analysis carried out by a language monitoring service said Friday that Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at a more than ninth-grade level and Sen. Joseph Biden spoke at a nearly eighth-grade level in Thursday night's debate between the vice presidential candidates.
And do you wonder why the newspapers sound so stupid to you lately? Here's a possible causation:
Overall Grade level: Biden, 7.8; Palin, 9.5 (Newspapers are typically written to a sixth-grade reading level.)