Palin Draws Strong Applause

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    Palin's recent international speech in Hong Kong is drawing strong reviews.

    From the Wall Street Journal:

    By JONATHAN CHENG and ALEX FRANGOS

    HONG KONG -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in what was billed as her first public-speaking engagement outside North America, blamed the world financial crisis on government excesses and called for a new round of deregulation and tax cuts for U.S. businesses.

    "We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested in freedom," she added...

    Ms. Palin's address, which drew strong applause at the end, was officially closed to the media. The Wall Street Journal reviewed a recording of the speech.

    In the wide-ranging address, Ms. Palin touched on the rising U.S. budget deficit, the debate over a proposed health-care overhaul, the war in Afghanistan and China's role in world affairs.

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    And from the New York Times:

    A number of people who heard the speech in a packed hotel ballroom, which was closed to the media, said Mrs. Palin spoke from notes for 90 minutes and that she was articulate, well-prepared and even compelling.

    “The speech was wide-ranging, very balanced, and she beat all expectations,” said Doug A. Coulter, head of private equity in the Asia-Pacific region for LGT Capital Partners.

    Mr. Goodé, an African-American who said he did some campaign polling for President Obama, said Mrs. Palin mentioned President Obama three times on Wednesday.

    “And there was nothing derogatory in it, no sleight of hand, and believe me, I was listening for that,” he said, adding that Mrs. Palin referred to Mr. Obama as “our president,” with the emphasis on “our.”

    Mr. Goodé, a New Yorker who said he would never vote for Mrs. Palin, said she acquitted herself well.

    “They really prepared her well,” he said. “She was articulate and she held her own. I give her credit. They’ve tried to categorize her as not being bright. She’s bright.”



    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/us/politics/24palin.html?_r=1&hp


    Palin Addresses Asian Investors - WSJ.com
     
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    From those who were left. Reports indicate people left early....
     
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    It was packed. A few statist libs left - the rest stayed and were impressed.

    Palin did a great job...
     
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    Was it like this?

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    Why yes, I do believe it was!
     
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    Here is the entire AP report - an overwhelmingly positive recounting of the Palin speach...


    HONG KONG — Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, criticized for her lack of foreign policy experience, emerged in Asia on Wednesday to share her views from “Main Street U.S.A” with a group of high-flying global investors.

    In her first trip to the region, the former Alaska governor addressed an annual conference of investors in Hong Kong in what was billed as a wide-ranging talk about governance, economics and U.S and Asian affairs.

    “I’m going to call it like I see it and I will share with you candidly a view right from Main Street, Main Street U.S.A.,” Palin told a room full of asset managers and other finance professionals, according to a video of part of the speech obtained by The Associated Press. “And how perhaps my view of Main Street… how that affects you and your business.”

    It marked Palin’s first major appearance since she resigned as governor in July, and the speech’s location and international scope could help boost her credentials ahead of a possible bid for president in 2012. While she’s thought to be considering that, her Hong Kong trip bore no political overtones, said Fred Malek, a friend and Palin adviser.

    “You can read a lot of things into it, ‘Is she trying to burnish her foreign policy credentials?’ and the like. But really, it’s a trip that will be beneficial to her knowledge base and will defray some legal and other bills that she has,” Malek said.

    Palin left office in part because of the toll of multiple ethics complaints filed against her. Almost all of the complaints were dismissed, but she says she amassed more than $500,000 in legal fees.

    Palin started off her keynote — which was closed to reporters — with a light talk about the links between her state and the southern Chinese territory, then touched later on economic issues and China.

    One attendee said she called on China to be a more responsible global citizen, allow greater freedoms and take a more active role in solving pressing world issues.

    She also criticized the U.S. Federal Reserve’s massive intervention in the economy over the last year, arguing its actions only exacerbated the crisis, according to another attendee. She also praised the conservative economic policies of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

    Earlier, she talked of Alaska’s salmon exports and complimented Hong Kong as a “beautiful city,” according to a third attendee. All three people spoke on condition of anonymity, because they did not want to be seen as speaking on behalf of their companies.

    Former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan have spoken in the past at the conference, hosted by brokerage and investment group CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets.


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    The media also made a point of noting Palin's 90-minute speach was w/o a teleprompter...
     
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    well that will put a knot in someone's knickers! :lol::eusa_angel:
     
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    Did you cum...just a little...when you read that?
     
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    So tell me Sinatra, how is it being so far up the GOP's ass? Comfy?

    Here's a different story for you:

    AFP: Palin divides international investors in debut speech in Asia

    Gee, no wonder she didn't make any Gaffes, it was scripted. :lol:

    From the WSJ:

    Palin Speaks Out in Asia - WSJ.com

    She didn't write the speech, she didn't even take anything but pre-arraigned questions. Can someone say scripted? :lol:
     

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