No one throws red meat to the rubes like Sarah Palin. You can always count on her speeches to be almost entirely substance-free and to tell the audience exactly what they want to hear, which is why she was invited back to the Values Voters Summit to tell them that they’re the most slandered group in America:
“I’m speaking to the most slandered group in America today,” Palin said during her appearance at the Value Voters Summit. “Join me in telling the lamestream media, then, that we wear your scorn with pride.”
I think you have that backwards. The Christian right is the most slandering group in America today. To hear them tell it, gay people are pedophiles and Nazis intent on destroying the family, the country and civilization itself. President Obama is a Muslim Marxist Nazi working hard to destroy — you guessed it — the family, the country and civilization itself by letting the terrorists win. For crying out loud, she said this at a conference where comparing Obama to Hitler is done several times every year. Slander is pretty much the only political strategy they have.
Palin also attempted to allude to the White House, but botched the address.
“You don’t retreat — you reload the truth,” she said. “Which I know is an endangered species at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, anyway, truth.”
So I guess the good news is that if John McCain had won the 2008 election, she might never have shown up at the actual White House but at the Willard Hotel instead. She immediately followed that up by firing up the troops: