Saturday, November 7, 2009

An Interesting Anecdote

I was just running through the past few days of C4P. I've been awol for a couple days and wanted to catch up. This tidbit was there on their review of "Sarah from Alaska," that book the two reporters wrote:

Matt Scully was not initially overly impressed with the first draft of the speech he wrote for Governor Palin's convention speech. Palin subsequently became heavily involved in crafting the speech and had managed to pretty much memorize it.
Scully also wrote Palin's concession speech that she never gave. The version she was supposed to give if they lost had this line:
'It would be a happier night if elections were a test of valour and merit alone, but that is not for us to question now.'
I think Palin must have either been involved with the writing of the concession speech as well, or else known it to the point of memorizing it like her RNC speech, because she said almost exactly that line in this interview after the election:

Just an interesting tidbit for the night.

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