The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate visited the Sunshine State at the request of the organizers of the school's seventh annual leadership forum. She was quite a presence on the stage, in a lipstick-red suit and fierce high heels.
Her passionate talk was peppered with such vibrant cries as "Cling to your God, your guns, your Constitution!" and pleas for the next generation to change the country's moral fiber. "That will make our foundation crumble if we choose to ignore it," she said.
Not one to tiptoe around sensitive topics, Palin got right to the point on reasons she said the country is in crisis.
"Today, look around, and don't you wonder sometimes if, as a nation, we have forgotten God altogether? This is a crucial question," she said.
Palin said the school asked her to talk about hope and resilience. She said she would but "not that Washington, D.C., ‘hopey-changey' blah, blah, blah stuff, but real hope."
Mostly, the 49-year-old hammered such topics as the corruption of Washington, D.C. — "It's a hotbed of cronyism" — and federal spending — "The federal government is bloated, corrupt and out-of-control."
"Fierce high heels?" THAT was the takeaway from her appearance?
Of course it was because this is the same regurgitated word salad that Palin has been spewing for the last four years.
I have NO idea where all of that SarahPAC money earmarked for speech writing goes because the woman has been giving different versions of the same speech for virtually her entire time on the national stage, peppered occasionally with some bizarre, ear torturing phrase just to spice things up and get some media attention.
However it is very hard to feel sorry for this audience since they HAD to know what they were getting. Palin has learned that all she has to do is pepper her speech with religious references and these Christian organizations will gladly hire her. (For a bargain basement rate I am sure.) If they would only do a little research, say read Dunn, McGinniss, or Frank Bailey's book, I think they would quickly recognize the complete lack of Christian morality that permeates Palin's life choices and attitude toward others.
But hey, if she is willing to dress up in "fierce high heels" perhaps they simply don't care.
You know being so "Christ centered"and everything.