Although security was tight for her speech and a reception, Governor Palin was warmly received by a crowd of 1400 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Monday night, the Avalanche Journal reports:
Palin said Texas and Alaska are alike because they are “good beacons of freedom” and share similar values and work ethic, said Kristen Vander-Plas, president of the Lubbock Christian University College Republicans.Tickets for the Lubbock Christian School fundraiser were sold out just 38 hours after the event was announced in September.
Many in the audience were LCS alumni, Vander-Plas said, and the audience as a whole was receptive to Palin’s message as was evident in their frequent applause and cheers.
Some, like Bob Wood, were drawn to the event through sheer curiosity.
He said he came to hear Palin although he does not always agree with what she says.
Others were avid Palin fans wanting to see the woman who made a huge splash in American politics in 2008.
“I believe in Sarah Palin and what she represents for America,” said Linda Hunt of San Angelo, who won free tickets for the event. “Her enthusiasm, her love for America, her honesty and her core values of representing the people and not just special interests.”
The AP basically just rewrote the Avalanche-Journal story and whined that "Members of the media were not invited." Translation: AP was too arrogant, too cheap and too leftist to buy a ticket like those rubes who actually attended the event.
Post-event comments from an attendee in the comments at Standing 4 Sarah.