Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sarah Palin speaks to crowd of 10,000 at Quartet Convention

Louisville television station WDRB-TV (Fox 41) reports that after Gov. Palin's appearance at today's fundraiser for Rand Paul at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, she only had to cross the street to Freedom Hall to deliver her speech on faith and family to the National Quartet Convention:
"That's what we can learn if we have that optimism," she told the assembled crowd. "That's what our country needs now more than ever -- a clear vision and the optimism to get through the challenges that we're facing."

The National Quartet Convention is a Christian music convention. Palin spoke to a receptive audience, saying America is a force for good in the world, and said it is time to turn the country back to God.

She was applauded when she spoke about the need for limited government and a government than can pay for itself.

Palin described herself as a pro-life feminist: "I am one that would like to empower women and let them know that if they find themselves pregnant in less than ideal circumstances, they're capable, they're able, they can pursue an education, they can pursue a career and still give their child life. And if motherhood isn't for them -- adoption is the beautiful choice."
The Associated Press wire story pegs the number of people in her convention audience at 10,000:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says tea party-backed politicians are "shaking up the good old boys" with their movement that she said represents mainstream ideals of restoring prosperity.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate told an audience of about 10,000 people Thursday at a gospel music convention in Louisville that she's thrilled with the emergence of underdog candidates. Palin said those newcomers bring new energy to politics as they push for the U.S. to grow and prosper again.
- JP

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