It’s been a long time since I’ve heard the shrill voice of Sarah Palin. I almost miss the lady moose-hunter.
In her 12 minutes on the stage at the NRA convention this weekend she made gun control advocates sound like well-meaning “desperate” people manipulated by politicians who are controlling them with emotional appeals broadcast by the “poodle-skirted cheerleader” media.
Meanwhile, the NRA are the good guy freedom fighters. (Duh!)
She spends a good amount of time razzing NYC Mayor Bloomberg – almost more than she does razzing Obama.
You may have largely ignored CPAC – that cavalcade of conservative hucksters that gathers yearly. And you may have missed out on the sight of Palin sipping from a “Big Gulp” [banned in NYC! Freedom!].
But if you watch this video, you get to see her reminisce on that CPAC moment and THEN reach into her back pocket to get a tin of chewing tobacco and tap it and threaten to take some out – annnnnd that’s about where I could just barf.
With that tin of tobacco in her hand [she said it’s Todd’s – he’s been looking for it all morning], and with her hair puffed up a little these days and the T-shirt/jeans/belt combo – – she is my middle-school buddy’s mom who worked at the Kickapoo gas station and lived in the woods with her abusive husband and growing family in a tiny house. Possibly with spittoon. In biker parlance, she is somebody’s “old lady” and nothing like those poor New York City serfs who have to live under a city ordinance which limits sale of flavored tobacco products.
Those left-wingers of New York City are ruled by control freaks who don’t know the freedom of chewing tobacco cud. The NYC big shots. They’re hypocrites:
“Of course with all the FAR left-wingers there – you KNOW they want to ban guns even though the mayor and all the celebrities there are protected by their bodyguards who are armed with guns.”
Freedom. Do I even need to say that there’s a lot of freedom talk in the speech?
Media. We all hate the media, right? I must say, Palin got classy with it by paraphrasing Shakespeare this round [which is f***ing with the heads of those liberal elitists, yeah?! right?!]
“Those who are asleep in their beds, you know who they are, they tend to go by acronyms–CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NYT–one day, they will think themselves accursed that they were not in this fight with us.”
She also drops some Thatcher worship: “The late GREAT Margaret Thatcher…”
The audience applauds.
Palin says the Iron Windbag said freedom has to exist inside of a moral framework. This sets her up to tell the crowd DC is destroying freedom by hiding behind the 1st amendment and that the press gets to report on what it wants to report on and ignore the story of a “baby killer”. I think she’s saying that if we don’t create a culture that supports freedom we will not have freedom and the mass media is not helping gun lovers create that culture of freedom.
At the 10:22 mark the weird ramps up AGAIN – and I didn’t think that was possible.
We learn that “Baby Trig’s nickname is Trigger”
“My nephew’s middle name is Remington.”
“Hey! As the mother of a COMBAT VET! [she says it as if she’s just remembered she is one]
As an independent Alaskan. As a lifetime member of the NRRRRRRA! And as an Amerrrrrican! This fight is about what kind of people we are. I want Trig to grow up in a country that is EXCEPTIONAL and still strong and ..
“What keeps us _reloading_ in this fight
[oh a clever gun-related pun! the audience likes it!]…. In this country that we love…”
[Blah blah blah….]
She makes a sudden pause.
“How I LOVE YOU GUYS!”
“Those protecting freedom are somehow the bad guys? And yet you don’t give up! The Washington establishment… and you don’t give up! You don’t retreat! This is a good fight and I’m proud to be a part of it. ..”
The conclusion gets loud,
“I can’t think of 4 and a half million brothers and sisters that I would rather have on my side…”
“GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!”
Here’s the NRA convention schedule. They’re in Houston TX through tomorrow May 5.
Scott Walker will speak there too. Can’t wait.