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October 28, 2021

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Palin Finally Makes it to CPAC

Well, look who came to CPAC.

CPAC is the yearly Conservative Political Action Conference where conservatives of all stripes come together to wallow in varying degrees of narrow-mindedness, religious zeal, military might, fiscal conservatism, and social backwardness. There are usually some internal squabbles about things like LGBT rights, and how they do or don’t fit into the conservative platform, but there’s been one consistency over the last few years – a giant Sarah Palin-shaped hole in the middle of the hive.

It’s been years now, but the ex-half governor of the great state of Alaska has finally darkened the door of the annual conservative convention, and showered the adoring masses with what they want – sweet mind-numbing hyperbole.

Frankly, I wasn’t sure this day would come. If you’ll remember, back in 2009, the relationship between Palin and CPACers wasn’t all sunshine and roses.

The opening-day headliner for the annual CPAC conservative convention February 26-28, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has pulled out, citing state business in Juneau. “We’re obviously disappointed,” said a CPAC official. A spokesman for the three-day confab, organized by the American Conservative Union Foundation and others, said that Palin, the popular former vice presidential nominee, had indicated she would be able to attend but cited “duties of governing” in bowing out. Instead, she will send in a taped message. The Democrats up there have been grumbling about her being out of state so much. Maybe she figured she could either get away for the Alfalfa Dinner or CPAC but not both and had to make a hard choice.

Obviously they hadn’t heard about all the Republicans who’d been grumbling. Palin’s attendance at the Alfalfa Club dinner in DC, and at a GOP fundraiser at the home of Fred Malek during the short 90-day legislative session didn’t play well in Juneau on either side of the aisle.

In 2010, Palin was again invited to speak, but saved everyone the trouble of planning and scrambling after she cancelled, and simply turned down the offer right at the beginning. That year the straw poll had Ron Paul in first place with 31%, ending Mitt Romney’s three year reign. Romney came in second with 22%, and Palin third, but with a mere 7%.
And who could forget 2011, when Donald Rumsfeld’s name was announced, and he took the stage to accept the conferences “Defenders of the Constitution” award, loud boos erupted, accompanied by jeering and some audience members stomped out of the room in protest. Then Dick Cheney took the stage to present the award, and was also met with boos, and cries of “Draft dodger!” and “Where’s bin Laden?”

That right there would have been worth a trans-continental flight had I known. Alas.

Attendees seemed to survive in the absence of Sarah Palin that year, but a fake one got a whole lot of attention at the event. Even when the crowd discovered the red-jacket-clad, spectacle wearing, doppleganger wasn’t who they hoped it was, they stayed and took pictures with cell phones and listened to the interloper talk about how she heard there were mooseburgers around there somewhere.

But 2012 was Palin’s year. Her well-rehearsed speech got some of the biggest applause of the night. The results of the straw poll were released just before she took the stage, and once again the candidate whom all the other candidates like to label a “Massachusetts liberal” won. But during her screed, Palin took a little time off from jabbing at Democrats and President Obama to throw out a thinly veiled criticism of the straw poll winner.

“Our candidate must be someone who can instinctively turn right to constitutional conservative principles. It’s too late in the game to teach it or spin it at this point. It’s either there or it isn’t,” she said.

Zing.

And once again she called for the primary contest, which certainly Romney would have hoped to have clinched by now, to continue. Having a bunch of weak candidates beat the living snot out of each other just in time to take on the reigning champ, will strengthen them, she says.

Here is a montage of moments from the speech compiled by the Huffington Post for your listening “pleasure.” You’ll get the idea without having to listen to the whole thing.

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45 Responses to “Palin Finally Makes it to CPAC”
  1. kiksadi50 says:

    palin makes up another word: “aperiling”. She sayed the EPA is “aperiling” jobs in the oil industry.It’s so depressing that we have a major political party that chooses illiterates as the poster children for their movement. “guns,god,and the Constitution”. why doesn’t anyone call them out on their lies? The constitution clearly states separation of church and state, that we are entitled to religious freedom, & I haven’t heard anyone trying to bann all guns in the Obamma admin. Planned Parenthood provides free cancer prevention and prenatal services.Isn’t the Ak. P.F. a Gov. hand out? I bet the Palin family has cashed their checks every yr. like every other resident. Plus as part Native, Todd qualifies for IHS. IHS is a Gov. entity. And some say a not very well run one.Palin’s keynote speech was one of the worst speeches that I have ever heard.No substance whatsoever. More like a bad high school student Prez. speech.Plus,can’t she afford to hire a voice coach? She’s gotten so screechy it hurts my dogs ears.

    • leenie17 says:

      Oh, but you don’t know about the secret “massive Obama conspiracy”!

      According to the NRA VP Wayne LaPierre, President Obama is just lulling us all into complacency until he wins a second term and then…BAM…all guns will be made illegal and the Second Amendment will be eliminated.

      “All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term”

      Good thing LaPierre is onto Obama’s sneaky tactics! Of course, making it actually happen would require that:

      1. Obama gets reelected.
      2. He can get a bill that is clearly unconstitutional passed by both houses of Congress.
      3. He can then get a Constitutional amendment passed by 2/3 of Congress and by 3/4 of the states.

      Boy, that Obama fella sure is tricky, isn’t he???

      • slipstream says:

        Back when Clinton was first running for POTUS, someone told me — in all sincerity — that if Clinton won, “they’re gonna come and take away all your guns.”

        Well, Clinton was elected. Nobody came and took away anybody’s guns. Clinton was re-elected. Nobody came and took away anybody’s guns.

        Same lies about President Obama.

        The gun manufacturers and gun dealers spread this lie — it is great marketing for them. Not-too-bright gun lovers believe this lie, and buy more guns so that when the gummit comes and takes most of their guns away, the gummit won’t find the hidden stash.

        It’s a perpetual motion machine.

  2. OMG says:

    It’s too bad that there weren’t hundreds of copies of “When Sarah Palin Came to Town” available for all her adoring fans. Let’s hope this link gets the book the attention it deserves:

    http://politico-junkie.blogspot.com/2012/02/through-political-cartoons-of-day.html

    For the original story:

    http://newsminer.com/bookmark/17506637-Cartoonist-provides-a-critical-and-useful-Palin-retrospective-

  3. Irishgirl says:

    I just listened to the video (I had to stop myself from looking at the girls) and she is manic. What a hateful, hateful person. She didn’t have one nice thing to say. Everything was soaked in negativity and vitriol. The hatred is eating her up. She looks downright mean and nasty. She makes my blood curdle. And that voice…

  4. mike from iowa says:

    AKM channels Ayn Rand-“That right there would have been worth a trans-continental flight had I known.” Alas shrugged.

    • mike from iowa says:

      Must admit I’ve never seen a wishbone microphone before. Some operative was hoping SP would grab both sides and pull and maybe her other boobs might pop out for your approval.

  5. beth. says:

    It looks like she’s wearing First Dude’s (“Have you SEEN Tawd?”) satin pajama top. Satin pajama tops are not designed –or cut– to be worn by either males or females over a bra. Anyone with half-a-lick of sense would know this. beth.

  6. BeeEss says:

    This is show business baby! This is how far the GOP has fallen.

    • KT says:

      And the Democrats chose an accomplished leader with a proven track record for leadership in 2008? Think before you speak please. and Lay off the koolaid. It’s making you ugly.

      • benlomond2 says:

        The US, under Democratic Admin, got Bin Laden… the previous Repub Admin, had 9/11 occur under their watch, and the Repub President , stated on TV that he wasn’t interested in finding Bin Laden after several years of fruitless searching… yup.. I’ll stick with the Democratic leadership…

  7. laurie says:

    What kind of people want to be represented by such a mean and ugly person? The hatred just leaks straight out of her pores. Yuk.

  8. Lacy Lady says:

    The Reps are scraping the bottom of the barrel, if she is the only one they could find to give a speech.

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      The barrel has been staved in by various slime dwelling creatures and they are now digging into the
      ooze and much left over by BP (Biteme Products). Any deeper, and they’ll need a Jules Verne book to use as a travel guide.

    • benlomond2 says:

      If I remember correctly, CPAC doesn’t pay its speakers….so the price is amost right to listen to her…

  9. Molly says:

    There appears to be a very odd boobage strangulation line across the top of her boob area. One wonders what type of bra would cause that.

    You can’t make me listen to that. Nuh uh.

    You also know, don’t you, AKM, that this woman is hoping beyond hope that the delegates will be split and she’ll be drafted, because God told her she should be President. Plus it would make up for her coming in second runner-up in that beauty contest back in the day.

  10. susan mayes says:

    Oh! What do I see but a teleprompter. I thought Obama was the only one who used those. Most irritating voice I have ever heard. She could break glass. What a loser.

  11. HoboJohn says:

    Perhaps the has been showed up because she ran out of bendy straws. And it looks as if she may have stuff her bra with some,

  12. leenie17 says:

    Unfortunately, I heard some of her caterwauling on the news before I could hit the mute button. I would love to know what some of the speech and language pathologists I work with would say about the ear-splitting quality of her voice. It literally hurt my ears to listen to, even for a moment. It seems to get more shrill every year, and the venom just drips through every word she mutters.

    Of course, anyone who’s listened to her at any point over the past four years has already heard this speech.

    I wonder if whoever wrote this speech four years ago still gets residuals, like songwriters or television show scriptwriters when their shows go into syndication.

  13. tallimat says:

    Can they keep her?

  14. Baker's Dozen says:

    In loving memory of our last thread:

    Oh, the things you will see,
    Oh, the things you will do
    When you graduate
    From POE-tay-toe U.

    You can travel by car
    To your hometown Wasilla
    On the back of a hinkeyback
    One-way drasilla.

    You can fly ‘way out East
    In a patronized jet
    And trash pols in a salad
    About gas and the vets.

    You can go mavricky
    In a mad McCain rider
    And buy a new house
    Called “Sandallaroundher.”

    You can wrap up a bus
    With bows and with ribbons
    Ring Paul Revere’s bell
    Shootin’ guns and still grinnin’.

    You can pick and choose people
    With surveyors’ peepers
    But it ain’t your fault
    When the peepers bring creepers!

    Oh, the things you will see,
    Oh, the things you will do
    When you graduate
    From POE-tay-toe U.

  15. puffin shrapnel palin says:

    AK,
    Your tags say it all–teabaggery, whackjobbery.

  16. Irishgirl says:

    OMG….what has she stuffed down her chest?

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      A chest.

      It’s where she keeps her speakin’ feas. Or fleas.

      • Irishgirl says:

        I woke at an ungodly hour…I think she has a plank for a platform stuffed down there. It looks very wooden!

        Back to bed for me! I can’t listen to that smug ***** tonight.

    • mudkitten says:

      Looks like a Wheaties box to me.

      • Baker's Dozen says:

        I wonder whose picture is on it?

        I can’t view the video, yet, I’m on the train, and they won’t let you use up all their wifi intertube oomph on video. It makes the squirrels have to run more on their wheels, and then they have to pay them over time.

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