Sarah Palin packed the Orange County GOP's annual Lincoln Dinner tonight, drawing a crowd of over 1,000 to the annual fundraiser. Orange Republican Party Chairman Lew Oliver said before the dinner that he expected the event would raise more than $110,000 for the party after expenses. More from the Orlando Sentinel:
Sarah Palin lashed out at Washington, the media and condescending liberals Friday night at an Orlando Republican fund-raising event, and predicted the GOP would restore "common sense" to government in the upcoming November elections.In her speech, Gov. Palin highlighted on of her signature issues, the need to drill domestically for oil and natural gas to achieve energy independence. She also covered familiar conservative issues such as lower taxes, less spending, more freedom and smaller government. the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate criticized U.S Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando, a Democrat:
Palin said those notes she wrote on her hand at a National Tea Party event — where the media and White House later "busted me for using a poor-man's teleprompter" — explained just what the country needed: a strong energy policy, tax cuts; and "lifting America's spirits."
"Americans get it." Palin said. "In Washington, they don't get it."
Palin said voters need to remove the fiery millionaire lawyer in Novemeber.The full Orlando Sentinel report is here. Photos here. Coverage from the AP here.
"Do it for the rest of America," she said in a speech lasting about 40 minutes.