(The blah-blah-blah was her ranting diversion about Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader).
When it comes down to it, McCain's political fighting record stands on its own. Here's how Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) reacted to McCain's fightin' words:
"Last night at the Republican National Convention, John McCain used the word "fight" more than 40 times in his speech. In the 16 years that we have served together in the Senate, I have seen John McCain fight.
I have seen him fight against raising the federal minimum wage 14 times.
I have seen him fight against making sure that women earn equal pay for equal work.
I have seen him fight against a women's right to choose so consistently that he received a zero percent vote rating from pro-choice organizations.
I have seen him fight against helping families gain access to birth control.
I have seen him fight against Social Security, even going so far as to call its current funding system "an absolute disgrace."
And I saw him fight against the new GI Bill of Rights until it became politically untenable for him to do so.
And here's what Sen. Boxer said about Palin's speech:
Couldn't have said it better. So get out your lipstick Sarah and brush up on those pitbull instincts, you're going to need more than a reliance on McCain's war veteran status and sneering wit to win this fight.