Today, as you may have heard, America’s folksy Alaskan warrior princess, Sarah Palin, bravely ventured deep into the heart of darkness to address some fancy business people at an investor’s conference in China. What nuggets of Wasilla wisdom did she cold drop on their asses? Let’s find out, because some people reportedly walked out during her speech!
Earlier today the Wall Street Journal posted some excerpts of Palin’s speech on their website, but they have since been mysteriously removed. Luckily for us though, Wonkette grabbed a few of the choice quotes before it was taken down:
And we have a special place in our hearts in Alaska for the Pacific Rimâ€¦ Personally, Iâ€™ve always been really interested in the ideas, too, about the land bridge. Ideas that maybe so long ago, had allowed Alaska to be physically connected to this part of our world so many years ago…So for Alaska, which is the air crossroads of the world, to this prosperous dynamic force in the world, Hong Kong, I bring good tidings, wishes for more blessing and vibrant life and even more freedom…Now I know that many of you, maybe youâ€™re hoping to hear me discuss the derivations of the formula for effective rate of protection, followed by a brief discussion of the monetary approach to the balance of payments. If time allows, a quick summary of factor price equalization. Maybe some thoughts on quantitative easing, but thatâ€™s for next time. Because I have spent my life closer to Main Street. Thatâ€™s what I want to talk about is that view from Main Street…Our message, that we thought we were providing a real change, it didnâ€™t take hold. The other ticketâ€™s message of, I think a vague change, it was kind of nebulous, utopian sounding, but it did take hold. Now 10 months later though, a lot of Americans are now asking: â€˜More government? Is that the change that we wanted?’ Oh, I see…Common sense tells you that when youâ€™re in a hole, you have to stop digging!…The marketplace didnâ€™t fail. It became exactly as common sense would expect it to…I canâ€™t wait until we get that Reaganomics sense supplied again because we are going to survive, and weâ€™re going to thrive and expand and roar back to life.
Yep, that’s our Sarah being Sarah!
Meanwhile, some people did not care for Palin braying endlessly about Alaska and Reaganomics:
Several audience members reportedly walked out of Ms Palinâ€™s speech 30 minutes before the end, citing â€œmore important things to doâ€ or describing the talk as â€œtoo partisan and too much like a speech at the Republican conventionâ€.
One senior fund manager told The Times that the 80-minute lecture, and the lack of an opportunity to fire any questions at Ms Palin, was a disappointment. â€œYou would think that with her team of speechwriters and a supposedly media-free environment Palin could have afforded to be either funny or thought-provoking, but she was neither,â€ she said.
Angry Palin Facebook diatribe against those who dare to criticize her China speech coming in 3…2…1…