September 3rd, 2008
05:36 PM ET

Erica’s News Note: Your view

Erica Hill
AC360° Correspondent

A big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to comment on yesterday’s News Note. This is a fiery, divisive, important topic and I appreciate you furthering the discussion. We’ll have more in the coming days on Sarah Palin, the so-called “work/life balance”, and whether these are fair questions to raise. Keep the comments coming!

We’ll carry Gov. Palin’s speech live tonight on CNN, part of the best convention coverage on TV – don’t miss it!

One major goal for any politician is to prove he or she is in touch with the average American. Let’s go beyond the diner photo-ops and manufacturing plant visits – how about a check of the local news making headlines? I’m sure the stories below have people in the area talking.

A man described by his mother as “desperately mentally ill” is now in custody, accused of killing six people in Washington today. Among the victims, a sheriff’s deputy who tried to help the 28-year-old man and his family.

First up, football hazing ends in three expulsions at a high school. High school hazing so bad these kids are kicked out of school? Scary. Very scary.

To sag or not to sag? Personally, I don’t understand how anyone can keep their pants up when the waist is below their bum… but that’s a separate issue. These days, choosing to sag offers bigger issues, like jail time.

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  1. Michelle Fonthill Ont,Canada

    HI Erica
    The debut of Sarah Palin has sure got everyone talking.It was not only beacuse of her being new she's just your average soccor mom.It was aslo scarasm at Barrack Obama and just trying to get everyone to like her. The most focus was on her own familt teenage daughter pregnant and her fianace it should be private but they allways find out a way to get scandal and politcs thrown into the mix.

    Let's focus on the issues and see who wil better serve the nation and people better.

    Thanks Erica for your post it's always nice to read your blog.

    September 4, 2008 at 9:20 am |
  2. gerald blackburn

    The convention last night was more a jim Jones type gathering than anything. Watching these people clapping and screaming at absolutely nothing was rather amusing. This could have been BOZO THE CLOWN. This is not an attack on Sarah palin. This is against the candidate that stood on stage last night and said very little that can help this country. If I we,re the other camp , the gloves would come off, and I would her KNOCK HER BLOCK OFF. It is more than plain that these people have no platform, other than to attack the other party. After lasy nights so called speech , she is fair GAME.

    September 4, 2008 at 8:27 am |