03 November 2009

Sarah Palin's Undelivered Election Night Speeches

The Daily Beast has obtained the speeches Sarah Palin planned to deliver on Election Night 2008—win or lose.

Best Lines from Palin’s Undelivered Victory Speech:

•“And I said to my husband Todd that it’s not a step down when he’s no longer Alaska’s ‘First Dude.’ He will now be the first guy ever to become the ‘Second Dude.’”

•“Had it gone the other way tonight, we would not have returned in sorrow to the great State of Alaska. We would have carried with us memories that are forever, and joyful experiences that do not depend on victory.”

•“This is a moment when principles and political independence matter a lot more than just the party line.”

Best Lines from Palin’s Undelivered Concession Speech:

•“If [Obama] governs America with the skill and grace we have often seen in him, and the greatness of which he is capable, we’re gonna be just fine.”

•“Now it is time for us go our way, neither bitter nor vanquished, but instead confident in the knowledge that there will be another day.”

•“It would be a happier night if elections were a test of valor and merit alone, but that is not for us to question now.”

•“I told my husband Todd to look at the upside: Now, at least, he can clear his schedule, and get ready for championship title number five in the Iron Dog snow machine race!”
Click here to read Palin’s election night victory and concession speeches, reprinted for the first time exactly as written.

Source: The Daily Beast

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