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Courier-Journal: Sarah Palin speaks to crowd of 16,000 at Freedom Hall
Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Friday, April 16, 2010 at 11:15 PM CDST | Josh Painter

Posted on 04/16/2010 9:39:48 PM PDT by Josh Painter

Peter Smith of the Louisville courier-Journal reports on Sarah Palin's appearance at the Women of Joy Conference:

Sarah Palin told a Freedom Hall crowd of about 16,000 Friday night that she was there to inspire women in their faith, not to talk politics.

But... Palin — now a best-selling author and headline speaker at tea-party tax protests — did plenty of both in the course of her nearly hour-long talk at an evangelical Christian women’s conference.

“This nation needs you,” Palen told the women. “Know the facts. Stand for what’s right. Don’t be discouraged by the mocking of those who want to claim we just cling to our religion. I’m the first to admit — yeah, I do cling to my faith. That’s all I’ve got.”

Palin mixed stories of personal struggles, calls for women to be good mothers and good citizens and criticism of President Barack Obama — without ever mentioning him by name.

She asked for the women — who greeted her with an enthusiastic standing ovation — to provide a “prayer shield” to strengthen her against what she said was “deception” in the media.

She denounced this week’s Wisconsin federal court ruling that government observance of a National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional — which the crowd joined in booing. She asserted that America needs to get back to its Christian roots and rejected any notion that “God should be separated from the state.”

“Hearing any leader declare that America isn’t a Christian nation and poking at allies like Israel in the eye — it is mind-boggling to see some of our nation’s actions recently, but politics truly is a topic for another day,” Palin said.

The event became sold out quickly after Gov. Palin was announced as a speaker. According to Waldrep, the event drew only about 5,000 last year.

Read the full C-J story here.

- JP


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: kentucky; louisville; military; obama; politics; religion; sarahpalin; womenofjoy

1 posted on 04/16/2010 9:39:48 PM PDT by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

I think you got the 16 confused with Romney’s crowd.


2 posted on 04/16/2010 9:40:36 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Josh Painter

Go, Sarah!


3 posted on 04/16/2010 9:41:32 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Josh Painter

God Bless Sarah Palin. She is NOT afraid to speak her mind..Her faith is what keeps driving her to continue doing what is right


4 posted on 04/16/2010 9:42:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: neodad

Ack! Typo. If any moderators are around, could you please fix?

Thanks,

- JP


5 posted on 04/16/2010 9:42:32 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Fidel Castro likes Obamacare... Doesn't that tell you something?" - Sarah Palin)
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To: neodad

Headline is WRONG!

Sarah Palin told a Freedom Hall crowd of about 16,000 Friday night....


6 posted on 04/16/2010 9:44:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: All

Correct title should read:

“Courier-Journal: Sarah Palin speaks to crowd of 16,000 at Freedom Hall”

Apologies,

- JP


7 posted on 04/16/2010 9:44:21 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Fidel Castro likes Obamacare... Doesn't that tell you something?" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

Another Joan of Arc?


8 posted on 04/16/2010 9:46:24 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: presently no screen name

16,000!!!! That is the size of a light infantry division. YeeeHaaaa!!!!


9 posted on 04/16/2010 9:46:50 PM PDT by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Sarah said I’m the first to admit — yeah, I do cling to my faith. That’s all I’ve got.”

And believe me - that's all one needs to defeat the enemy!
10 posted on 04/16/2010 9:46:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: presently no screen name

Exactly right!! To me, faith is most important, it gets you through everything..the good times and the bad times. I wondered how Sarah was able to deal with the crap thrown at her everyday, its her faith and her family


11 posted on 04/16/2010 9:49:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Fee
The event became sold out quickly after Gov. Palin was announced as a speaker. According to Waldrep, the event drew only about 5,000 last year.

She more than tripled the attendance this year!
12 posted on 04/16/2010 9:50:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Right. And that’s something the libs don’t get. She has a shield surrounding her - nothing sticks that the godless throw at her.


13 posted on 04/16/2010 9:53:53 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Josh Painter

Pity the KY newspaper misspelled her name in their article.

““This nation needs you,” Palen told the women.””


14 posted on 04/16/2010 9:54:17 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: neodad

Lol!


15 posted on 04/16/2010 10:00:18 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Josh Painter

16 posted on 04/16/2010 11:27:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I love that logo.


17 posted on 04/17/2010 7:17:57 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Josh Painter

And just think that was just women alone, what if the conference included men? 16,000 alone is enough to win a caucus for Palin.


18 posted on 04/17/2010 9:42:38 AM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: Windflier

That would look good on flags, bumper stickers, and t-shirts...


19 posted on 04/17/2010 9:49:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Brices Crossroads
I ran across that late last night somewhere and sadly, didn't bookmark it. I looked for it just now, and didn't find it, but I did run across this, which I thought was cool...


20 posted on 04/17/2010 11:15:45 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: who knows what evil?
That would look good on flags, bumper stickers, and t-shirts...

Wish I knew where I found it. There's a website selling that logo on caps, mugs, and t-shirts.

21 posted on 04/17/2010 11:17:19 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Josh Painter
A cross,

Obama won't even wear a flag pin.

22 posted on 04/17/2010 11:24:45 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: who knows what evil?

Found the link:

http://www.printfection.com/palin4president


23 posted on 04/17/2010 11:39:03 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Found the link:

http://www.printfection.com/palin4president


24 posted on 04/17/2010 11:39:34 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Thanks.


25 posted on 04/17/2010 11:41:21 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Windflier

Thanks...I can irritate the hell out of a lot of people in New England with one of those shirts.


26 posted on 04/17/2010 11:45:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
I can irritate the hell out of a lot of people in New England with one of those shirts.

I plan on irritating a bunch of Texas liberals with that. Wish I could find one that says, "Texas Is Palin Country".

27 posted on 04/17/2010 12:09:38 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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