Governor Palin's 'Heavenly' Kentucky Derby Experience

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Governor Palin and her husband Todd enjoyed themselves at the Kentucky Derby yesterday, as Greg Kocher reports:

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Sunday that her first Kentucky Derby experience was "heavenly."

The former Alaska governor and her husband, Todd, spoke about the Derby while attending a fundraiser for the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington.

The Palins were the guests of socialite and museum supporter Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, at the annual Brunch and Bibelots party on the museum grounds. Hendrickson knows Palin from when he lived in Alaska during the 1990s.

The Palins attended the Derby as guests of Whitney and Hendrickson.

"That was a blast," Sarah Palin said of the race. She said she and her husband had been to the Belmont Stakes with Whitney and Hendrickson, but this was their first Kentucky Derby.

"It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Sarah Palin said. "It was heavenly."


In his conversation with Palin, Dr. Ron Saykaly said he "kept it nonpolitical."

"I just greeted her to Kentucky, asked whether she was having a good time, and how she is enjoying herself," Saykaly said.

Political or not, there were some Palin admirers in the audience. Among them was Kot von Unrug, a retired professor and director of rock mechanics laboratories in the University of Kentucky department of mining engineering.

"She has guts, which no one has any more," von Unrug said.

Read more here, and click here to see pictures of Governor Palin at the Derby.

(h/t Doug Brady)


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