Unformatted text preview: moments, as evidenced on her face. She also was not able to control the crowd when they both cheered and booed her comments. When she addressed her personal life, she was very reserved in that she didn’t really go into detail, but rather just skimmed the surface. She surrendered enough information so that people were satisfied, but not enough information to really do anything with. Which is what I guess she was going for anyways. She does come off as humble though, when referring to her previous experience as the mayor of a small town in Alaska, saying that she was “just your average hockey mom who signed up for the PTA”. In saying this, she is trying to get people to go onto her side, trying to use pity so that people will show sympathy for her and give her their support. In conclusion, I found that when McCain surprisingly joined Palin on the stage, it added to the effect of her speech, that he would help her during her own speech, something that she did not even do for him....
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- Spring '08
- Down syndrome, The Stage, John McCain, Palin