August 29, 2008: Sarah Palin Has Greatness Thrust Upon Her

commentary by Tim Horrigan; August 10, 2010

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". - (Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V).

It is hard to imagine, but Sarah Palin hasn't always dominated the American political scene. Not so long ago, she was the virtually unknown first-term governor of a remote state with the 47th-largest population out of 50. But then, one day at the end of the summer of 2008, she had greatness thrust upon her: John McCain made her a star. And now she won't go away!

The fateful day was August 29, 2008. The place was Dayton Ohio (videos courtesy of CSPAN):

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