Former Alaska Governor Palin Woos Crowd in TupeloBy Sandra Knispel | Published 24 Oct 2011 07:26pm |
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wooed a crowd of roughly 6,000 at the Extraordinary Women Conference in Tupelo this weekend at the BancorpSouth Arena. MPB’s Sandra Knispel reports.
Greeted like a rock star, Sarah Palin told the ecstatic crowd that she specifically borrowed her daughter Bristol’s blue suede shoes for her trip to Elvis’s birthplace. She promptly garnered a big laugh when musing about her selection as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee:
“Well, we see how that all worked out. Senator McCain and I, we got second. Out of two.”
Mixing religious testimony with family stories and politics, Palin called her audience to arms, telling them that America was at a crossroads:
“We cannot retreat. We have to reload for our country. We have to reload with truth, we have to reload with the right answers in order to get this country back on the right track. It’s for this country’s future, for our children’s future we reload with truth and with solid footing on this nation’s foundation. We must. Our country is at a crossroad.”
In the audience, Patricia Bain of Kosciusko was particularly taken with Palin’s story about her young son Tripp who suffers from Down’s syndrome.
“I will remember what she said because she did not abort her child that she knew was going to be defective. And it’s not a defection but it’s just God’s place to put that child here that we can learn from it.”
Palin had told the cheering crowd that she was quote “unapologetically pro life.”
Sandra Knispel, MPB News.
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