Governor Palin spoke before a crowd estimated at about 20,000 yesterday in Searchlight, NV, Senator Harry Reid's hometown. Her speech drew applause throughout and further energized a crowd that was already fired up.
At the start of her speech, she joked about writing on her hand, something she has come to call "the poor man's version of the teleprompter." Then she got down to business--God, military, energy, taxes, freedom.
And yes, she took on the lamestream media's ridiculous lie that she and other tea partiers incite violence.
“When we talk about fighting for our country, let’s clear the air right now about what we’re talking about,” she told an estimated 20,000 tea partiers gathered for a rally in a windswept desert lot about four miles north of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s tiny hometown. “We’re not inciting violence. Don’t get sucked into the lame-stream media lies.”
Palin said “violence isn’t the answer.” She said “our vote is our arms” and encouraged activists not to be discouraged by the passage of the Democratic healthcare overhaul bill last week, but rather to channel their energies into defeating congressional Democrats who supported the legislation.
Contrast that to Harry Reid's supporters today who allegedly threw eggs at Andrew Breitbart and the Tea Party Express bus. Read about that here and here. I would sit around and wait for the lamestream media and Left-wingers to cry out in outrage against this behavior, but I have things to do and can't wait that long.
In spite of the violent behavior against the tea partiers, nothing dampened the mood. Governor Palin's speech certainly did not disappoint. The thousands of patriots gathered left more determined than ever to take back the country they so dearly love.
Watch the governor's speech below: