Ed Driscoll

I Think We Can Safely Say She’s Still Courting New Media

Sarah Palin made an obvious Insta-reference in her speech on Friday, as Sissy Willis notes:

There isn’t one replacement for Reagan, but there are millions who believe in the great ideas that he espoused,” Sarah Palin told her Young America Foundation audience — and the world — in her keynote speech kicking off Young America’s Foundation’s “Reagan 100 celebration” at President Reagan’s Western White House Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara Friday evening:

There’s a whole army of patriotic Davids out there across this great country ready to stand up and to speak out in defense of liberty, and these Davids aren’t afraid to tell Goliath “don’t tread on me.”

There’s a great book title in there somewhere, I’m sure, though Katie Couric and Barbara Walters could not be reached for comment.

Incidentally, Palin had another terrific line on Friday, in referencing Sacramento’s continued attempt to punish the farmers of California’s Central Valley region:

“Right here in California some of the nation’s richest and most fertile farmland lays fallow. And the livelihoods of thousands of family farmers are destroyed. And, they’re destroyed because some faceless dem government bureaucrat took away their lifeline, their water. And they claim that it was in order to protect a two inch fish… Now where I come from we call that bait… And there is no need to destroy people’s lives over that bait.”

Watch here:

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And one more from Tammy Bruce, who attended the speech in person and then tweeted, “Hope u caught this metaphor tonight — @SarahPalinUSA noting she enjoyed walking the trails Reagan cleared himself ;)”

Related: At City Journal, Kay S. Hymowitz looks at “Sarah Palin and the Battle for Feminism.”

Shhh — nobody tell the MSM about that aspect of the Tea Party movement, “which is heavily female.”

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