Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Says Goodbye … A Special Farewell to the Media … In Honor of the American Soldier, You Quit making Things Up”.
On Sunday, Governor Sarah Palin said good bye to Alaskans and expressed her Freedom of Speech in the process. She spoke from the heart during her farewell speech as she did when she entered the national stage when she was chosen at John McCain’s VP. She also had a special comment to some in the media. Most certainly the liberal MSM will fairly report her departure as they did during her time in office and when she ran as the first female Republican Vice President.
Palin left office about 18 months before the end of her term. In her farewell speech, she lashed out at the media, which she accused of “making things up,” and warned about encroachments from big government in Washington. “Be wary of accepting government largess,” she said. “It doesn’t come free, and often accepting it takes away everything that is free.” But she said nothing about her plans.
“Some straight talk for some, just some in the media, because another right protected for all of us is Freedom of the Press. And you have such important jobs, reporting facts and informing the electorate, and exerting power to influence. You represent what could and should be a respected a honest profession what could and should be a corner stone of our Democracy. Democracy depends on you. And that is why our troops are willing to die for you. In honor of the American soldier, you quit making things up”. The Gateway Pundit also posted the other bit of advice the Sarah Palin had for the media when it came to the new incoming Governor Sean Parnell and his family:
“He has a very nice family so leave his kids alone.”
Not to disappoint, CBS News, one of those “some in the media” Palin referred to described Palin’s farewell speech as follows: Palin’s “Mad as Hell” Speech; Outgoing Alaska Governor Lashes Out at Media in Resignation Address, But Will It Work in the Long Term? Thank you CBS for proving Palin’s point.
In a fiery speech that felt more like a partisan campaign rally than a formal transfer of power, outgoing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin reflected upon her administration’s most significant achievements and shared her vision for the country’s future. But the address was most notable for Palin’s remarkably blunt swipes at her favorite nemesis: the media.
In her nearly 20-minute speech, which directly preceded incoming governor Sean Parnell’s swearing in, Palin had only a few words to say about her successor, but she had plenty of advice for journalists.
“Now people who know me, they know how much I love this state … I feel it is my duty to avoid the unproductive, typical, politics-as-usual, lame-duck session in one’s last year in office,” Palin said, just moments before Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell was sworn in as governor.
“With this decision, now I will be able to fight even harder for you, for what is right and for the truth,” Palin continued. “And I have never felt you need a title to do that.”
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But speaking in a style that her fans see as plain talk and her detractors consider disjointed, she offered almost nothing about what she was planning to do next.
What is in store for Sarah Palin? One thing is for certain, as the WAPO states, Palin can now define her role.