According to Dreher, former Bush speech-writer Matthew Scully is writing it. (Scully wrote a piece for the Atlantic last year about Michael Gerson and speech-writing for Bush.) One of Dreher's tips for Palin:

She has to show that she's tough, and not intimidated by all the scrutiny and all the garbage of the past few days. She's got to look like a fighter, but also cheerful -- a happy warrior.

Crowley also outlines what she needs to accomplish tonight.

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