Governor Palin rocked the Orange County, FL Lincoln Day fund-raiser, attracting over 1300 supporters and raising over $110,000 (Damron, 2010, Â¶1). In her speech delivered at the Shingle Creek Resort, Gov Palin targeted liberals, the media and the Washington elite (Damron, 2010, Â¶1). “Americans get it,” Palin said. “In Washington, they don’t get it” (Damron, 2010, Â¶1). She said “the GOP would restore ‘common sense’ to government in the … November elections.” (Damron, 2010, Â¶1).
“On Friday, Palin advocated drilling for oil and natural gas to gain energy independence but said nothing specifically about such exploration off Florida’s coast, a source of heated political dispute” (Damron, 2010, Â¶6).
Gov Palin remained on message with Reagan Conservatism, advocating “lower taxes, less spending, more freedom and smaller government,” (Damron, 2010, Â¶6) and also called for Floridians to unseat US Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Orlando “for the rest of America” (Damron, 2010, Â¶7).
This stop is the latest in Governor Palin’s international speaking tour, which also includes stumping for US Rep. Michele Bachman, Senator John McCain and Governor Rick Perry. Today, Governor Palin will speak at the Taking our Country Back Tour event in Tulsa, OK.
Damron, D. (2010, March 12). “Sarah Palin lashes out at D.C., liberals, media.” The Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 13, 2010 from: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-palin-addresses-republicans-20100312,0,665881.story