Sarah Palin made a fiery, near-prime time speech in California tonight to an excited crowd of Republicans.
California, of course, is home to two high profile ‘mama grizzly’ candidates, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, who were not in attendance and were not mentioned by Palin. But she did have a lot to say.
It started with a direct shot at the Democratic leadership. “Are you ready to fight for your freedoms?” she asked the crowd, getting large cheers in response. “You fire Pelosi, retire Reid and their whole band of merry followers, and we get back on the right track.”
Palin also addressed the media. “For the press, yes I shall be invoking Reagan’s name again, and again, and again,” she said. “You won’t be hearing me invoking or quoting Alinsky, or Mao. We’re kind of a Reagan kind of crowd around here.”
She also gave Pres. Obama some suggestions on who he should be apologizing to.
Only CNN covered the speech live (but didn’t cover all of it, they went to a commercial before it was finished). Fox News stuck with its regular news programming, and MSNBC was in a doc about vampire killings, which was interesting for the five minutes I switched over but also, was, you know, about killer vampires.
Watch the full speech below: