Saturday, November 7, 2009

Palin speech brings Wisconsin RTL crowd to its feet

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel purchased a ticket so its reporter Bill Glauber could cover what he called Sarah Palin's "personal and passionate" speech an audience of thousands attending a Wisconsin right To Life event Friday night. Here are some excerpts from his report:
The address began with Palin asking for a moment of silence to remember those killed in Thursday's shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas.


"We were told to sit down and shut up," Palin said. "Wisconsin, you went rogue."


She used President Barack Obama's mantra of change to make her political points.

"Let's talk about change we can believe in," Palin said. "Friends, a majority of Americans identify as pro life, and thank God for that."

She called health care reform a "government takeover" and called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to at least allow a congressional vote to prohibit federally sponsored health insurance plans to pay for abortions.

"I feel real change is just up ahead," she said. "Wisconsin, we need to ramp it up."

She brought the crowd to its feet with a simple closing line: "Don't let anyone ever tell you to sit down and shut up."
Update: After action reports from bloggers K. Carpenter at C4P and uffda at God, Guts, & Sarah Palin.

- JP


  1. Is it just me or is her star rising yet again?? Love this.

  2. The Politico piece tried to downplay the crowd's reaction to her.
    You know someone had to ride in with a phony meme...Politico plays the role once again.