Sarah Palin delivered a 20-minute speech to the Get Motivated! event at the Beaumont Civic Center Thursday morning. According to Beaumont Enterprise reporter Mike Smith, she mostly avoided politics while at the podium, except for a tangential reference to the ObamaCare bill vote, which drew a chorus of boos from the audience:
Palin drew on her experiences as a mother, governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate. She said she’s been successful with family support and by toughening up during the challenging times.With her husband Todd at her side, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate quickly left the Civic Center on her way to make a 1:45 event she has scheduled in Midland.
“Like my dad said, ‘You don’t retreat, you just reload,’” she said.
KFDM-TV's Ashley Rodrigue was also in the audience and posted a number of photos from the event here.