After a string of speakers this week who hope one day to be President of the United States, Sarah Palin spoke to a packed house at the Conservative Political Action Committee gathering as she explained her vision of the future.
She was introduced by Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who had been a keynote speaker.
“The mainstream media wants us to be timid and hide in a corner. And the mainstream media is absolutely convinced that women cannot be conservatives, and if they are, they especially cannot shoot really big guns and hunt grizzly bears,” Cruz said. “That’s why Governor Sarah Palin drives the mainstream media batcrap crazy,” Cruz said.
When Palin herself entered, the entire crowd surged for the first of many times. Palin waved energetically as she was welcomed, then
immediately thanked Cruz.
Of all the rhetoric to come out of CPAC 2013, it will be this speech that is remembered.
Palin started off with the president’s recent attempts to restrict gun owner rights.
“That chunk of metal did the crime? That’s like saying, ‘that fork made me fat,’” Palin joked about the idea that guns are responsible for violence. “Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Should’ve started with yours.”
Palin wasn’t close to finished. She moved on to attack the calls for “rebranding” of the Republican Party.
“Let’s be clear about one thing: We’re not here to rebrand the party. We’re here to rebuild a country,” Palin said.