As the New York Times reports today,
No blaring country songs. No pink handmade signs. No rousing chants of “Drill, baby, drill." Gov. Sarah Palin abandoned the usual flash of her campaign rallies on Wednesday to deliver her second policy speech as the Republican vice-presidential nominee, an address focused on energy security.
I guess all of the hate's not working so they're trying out talking about real issues. Too bad the layer of hate is so thick that nobody can hear anything else at this point. Too little, too late?