Sarah Palin gave the keynote address at last night's National Tea Party convention in Nashville.
Offering no policy alternatives, but winking often, the former Governor of Alaska assailed Barack Obama and the current administration. Regarding his plummeting poll numbers and the election of Scott Brown to the Senate, Palin taunted:
"How's that hope-y, change-y stuff workin' out for you? You'd better stop lecturing and start listening."
Asked how she would handle terrorism, she said simply: "We win. They lose."
Right. Thanks for playing, Sarah.
In case she forgot the key points with which she'd rile up the crowd, yet not actually deal with in any rational manner, Palin made like a middle school student and scribbled them on her hand:
Other than general conservative principles - such as lower taxes (which Obama has done) - the speech was bereft of Palin's own ideas, an indication that she may not run for President in 2012 or has no ideas. Possibly both.
If the Republicans take back the House later this year, Palin was asked the top three items that should be on their agenda. Her response:
- Rein in spending.
- Devote resources to coal and oil as sources for energy.
- Focus on divine intervention for the country.
Seriously. Those were her top three policy initiatives on her list.
She wasn't asked how much cash she pocketed for posing with daughter Bristol on the cover of a supermarket tabloid.
Using her speech to incite a crowd that already thinks Obama is a tyrant socialist - an awfully ineffective one, if so, as he's given billions to the banks - Palin implored: "America is ready for another revolution!"
It's unclear what this actually means, except that Palin knows how to draw applause from an auditorium full of misguided citizens that may mean well... but possess no grasp on reality.
While she didn't comment on any plans for the White House, the crowd stood and cheered at one point:"Run, Sarah, Run!"
Is something you'd like to see? Do you hope Sarah Palin runs for President in 2012?