Sunday, March 7, 2010
Governor Palin spoke in Canada last night and was well-received, as usual.
CTV Calgary, covering the event, reports:
Sarah Palin picked Calgary to make her first public appearance in Canada since the presidential election, and those in attendance say she didn't disappoint.
More than a thousand Calgarians shelled out big bucks to hear her speak Saturday night.
Palin talked about energy policy, the environment, climate change, and of course, politics.
Palin played to a full house at the BMO Centre.
1200 people collectively shelled out nearly a quarter of million dollars to hear her talk about oil and gas, climate change, and big government.
[Senator] Wallin says Palin also seems to know more about Canada than most American politicians.
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The governor apparently delivered her speech without notes, which takes me back to the campaign when it was stated that she possesses a photographic memory. Democrat Elaine Lafferty, a consultant with the McCain campaign, said then:
“Palin asks questions, and probes linkages and logic that bring to mind a quirky law professor I once had. Palin is more than a “quick study”; I’d heard rumors around the campaign of her photographic memory and, frankly, I watched it in action. She sees. She processes. She questions, and only then, she acts.”
Of her speech last night, Petti Fong of thestar.com adds:
She drew applause from the crowd when she said those who advocate sound science, not "snake-oil science" in discussions about climate change will win the debate. "What's going on right now is vindication for us that we're dealing with sound science, not politics," she said. "People's eyes and ears are open."
Palin didn't take questions from the audience, but told Wallin her focus is on getting politicians elected who share her beliefs in free enterprise and free markets, smaller government and letting the private sector do everything possible.
"The answers aren't easy, but there are some simple answers," said Palin, who added she supports the "common sense values" of former president Ronald Reagan.
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