The following photos and text are provided by Isabel Matos and reprinted here with her express written permission. Please refer to Josh Painter’s Video: Gov. Palin Addresses New Orleans Investment Conference for videos Isabel took of Gov. Palin’s speech and question and answer session.
Sarah Palin was in New Orleans this past weekend impressing the New Orleans Investment Conference attendees – entrepreneurs who came from as far as New Zealand to be there. At the end of the very year a person is voted on She was selected as keynote speaker by those who attended the conference last year. Every year they choose the person they would like most to listen to and she won first place. Among the guest speakers were Rick Santelli, Charles Krauthammer and Dinesh D’Souza and many more. She was amazing, needless to say, and participated in a panel prior to her speech with the guests mentioned above.
Sarah spoke for a little over 45 minutes.
“There’s nothing wrong that a good old Election can’t fix.” Sarah mentions that when the liberal media calls the race a “toss-up” it means things are not going well. She tells the audience there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the serious issues confronting us today. The first is to reduce the size and control of an out-of-control and out-of-touch government and the second one to reduce the size of the debt. Regarding the Democratic Party as seen at the DNC Convention, she said: “it is their belief that Government is the only thing we belong to. Good Lord! I don’t belong to government. It’s not my faith. It’s not my community.”
Meeting Sarah Palin was the real reason why I went to the Conference in New Orleans. I had made plans to do so after she decided not to speak at the RNC Convention in Tampa. This venue was better in the end.
Getting a chance to see Sarah Palin in person was extraordinary. She is even more beautiful up close than on television, or in the hundreds of pictures and clips I have seen. I spent most of the day thinking about what I would say to her, hoping the words would come out just right at that instant. Thankfully, she is a great listener and was very supportive when I shared my first thoughts. I also got to tell her I was from Miami and mentioned that my (adopted) candidate Karen Harrington loved her. At that point she sent me over to Todd who was as stoic and handsome as he is on television. But he intimidated me (which is really my fault because I am a chatty person around quiet people who bring that out it me. I do it to ease my nerves). Meeting Todd was an unexpected yet very pleasant surprise.
I did say to Todd that if Sarah ever came to Miami, she would be in “Bush” country but that people would easily “vote” for her. Then I corrected myself. Well, you know.. she would be very popular!
On the way home the next afternoon, I thought that the next time I take my picture with Sarah will be in Miami, at her next book signing. I can lose another 10 lbs, Sarah, and I will do what I can to help!