Posted by | July 26, 2009 20:48 | Filed under: Top Stories

In her bizarre farewell speech as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin fed red meat to the right-wing, invoking patriotism and the military in her first sentence.  It was unclear to whom she was referring when she talked about those who are “tearing down our nation”, “American apologetics” and unmentioned forces “suggesting that our best days were yesterdays.” How can that be, she pleaded, when there are volunteers willing to fight for our freedoms.

Next it was on to criticizing the press, lecturing them that soldiers “are willing to die for you,” so “quit making things up!” And the new governor, Sean Parnell, has a nice family too, “so leave his kids alone!”

After what sounded like a campaign speech for re-election, it was time to defend gun rights, and warn that “You’re going to see anti-hunting, anti-Second Amendment circuses from Hollywood.”  This will be done by using “delicate, tiny, very talented celebrity starlets” who will “use Alaska as a fund raising tool for their anti-Second Amendment causes.” Luckily, “patriots will protect our individual guaranteed right to bear arms.”  And “Hollywood needs to know we eat, therefore we hunt.”

In part 2 of the video, captured by News1News, Palin warns against ceding power to a “big central government” that “makes us less free” and then brags about resisting the stimulus package, to fond applause from the adoring crowd.

Then it was time to rail against those who are “choosing not to hear why I made a decision to chart a new course to advance the state.  And it should be so obvious to you.”  It’s because “I love Alaska this much” and she wants to “avoid the unproductive, typical, politics-as-usual, lame duck session in one’s last year in office.  How does that benefit you?” And now, without the governorship wrapped around her neck like a noose, she’ll “be able to fight even harder for you for what is right and for truth.”

Oddly, she heralded how when she took the oath of office she “promised to steadfastly and doggedly protect the interests of this great state like that grisly guards her cubs, as a mother naturally guards her own. And I will keep that vow wherever the road may lead.”

So, keeping the vow she made to the people of Alaska to protect the state somehow leads away from the governor’s office and, many believe, out of the state itself.

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