Thursday, September 04, 2008

An Historic Night

Did any of you catch the history-making moment in Palin's speech last night? It came during the familyganza, when she was introducing her husband:

He's a lifelong commercial fisherman ... a production operator in the oil fields of Alaska's North Slope ... a proud member of the United Steel Workers' Union ...
Applause. Yes, that's right: it's the first time in the history of the modern GOP that Republicans applauded any reference to a union. Tepid applause, but applause nonetheless.

Don't expect it to be repeated in our lifetimes.

Update: as I had hoped, the United Steel Workers aren't playing along. (Hat tip: TrevorJ, in comments.)