It's Palinmania! even before 'the speech' on Wednesday night at St.Paul, Minnesota convention.
Usually most cradle catholics after Sunday mass could not wait to leave except those that help out in parish activities. Most don't even wait for the last note of the beautiful balcony choir of lay people. The parking lot is empty by the time the lights are turn off in between masses, to save on electricity and keep the church cool. Stained glass windows brighten the church until the next mass.
Politics and political news usually are not a common topic among catholics after church. Even lapse catholics like Pelosi and Biden are not discuss or the sex scandal.
After days of intense media coverage about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's qualifications, more than 40 million Americans tuned in Wednesday to see for themselves what they thought of her.