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Palin gears up for Hong Kong speech
CNN ^ | September 22, 2009

Posted on 09/22/2009 6:43:57 AM PDT by kingattax

HONG KONG, China (CNN) — Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Hong Kong Wednesday to address about 1,000 investors from around the globe in what is billed as her first speech outside North America.

Palin, who recently stepped down as Alaska's governor, will make the keynote speech on Wednesday to the 16th CLSA Investors' Forum. She will cover governance, economics and current events in the United States and Asia, said Simone Wheeler, head of communications for CLSA.

"What we look to do is invite our keynote speakers who we feel are opinion makers, who are newsworthy and who we feel our clients — a very broad international client base — would be interested in hearing from," Wheeler said Monday, noting that CLSA is a politically neutral, independent brokerage. "We certainly believe that Sarah Palin will be — she has been in the news — we believe that she will continue to be a newsmaker in the future and therefore someone we feel that is definitely of interest to fund managers."

Past keynote speakers include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, rocker and activist Bob Geldof, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former U.S. Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan, Wheeler added.


(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asstronaut; astronautrinolover; astronauttroll; china; foreignpolicy; healthcare; hongkong; military; obama; palin; palin2012; pdstrolls; romneyrino; sarahpalin; veterans

1 posted on 09/22/2009 6:43:57 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: SoCalPol; Victoria Delsoul; cripplecreek; PennsylvaniaMom; KansasGirl; Perdogg; jla; ...
"We certainly believe that Sarah Palin will be — she has been in the news — we believe that she will continue to be a newsmaker in the future and therefore someone we feel that is definitely of interest to fund managers."

Ping!

2 posted on 09/22/2009 6:46:35 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: kingattax

Will she tell them she can see Hong Kong from Alaska?


3 posted on 09/22/2009 6:46:56 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: SolidWood

Go Sarah Go!!


4 posted on 09/22/2009 6:48:29 AM PDT by GregB (Huckabee would not make a good pimple on Sarah's behind!!!!)
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To: SolidWood

definitely a news maker. They ain’t whistling Dixie there.


5 posted on 09/22/2009 6:48:56 AM PDT by GeronL (Are you one of those "individual reponsibility" people?)
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To: SolidWood

The local news coverage will be interesting.


6 posted on 09/22/2009 6:49:26 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Astronaut

I tell you that you are an idiot.


7 posted on 09/22/2009 6:53:59 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: DTogo

how do they say ‘alaska’ in chinese ?


8 posted on 09/22/2009 6:54:05 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Astronaut; SolidWood

What’s incredible, Astronaut, is that just because some no talent actress mocked that line, you fall right in line with the mainstream media and support the ridicule. Palin’s point had merit. She was being questioned about her understanding of foreign relations and national security and the fact of the matter is, when you are Alaska, you are separated geographically from the rest of the United States and you can in fact see Russian territory. Which means that one of America’s most historically hostile enemy regimes operates right outside your door. As such, you operate in a unique situation in Alaska, one that does require monitoring and acknowledging that presence.

Don’t be afraid to think for yourself, Astronaut. You might like it.


9 posted on 09/22/2009 7:05:47 AM PDT by raptor29
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To: kingattax
Didn't see Obie Wan Nairobi’s name on that list of past speakers.
10 posted on 09/22/2009 7:08:01 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Is it too soon for real conservatives to launch a "We Tried to Warn You Tour"?)
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To: Astronaut

With the missile defense system in Alaska, thank God, they probably can.


11 posted on 09/22/2009 7:08:11 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: raptor29

Don’t try to reason with the troll. Astronaut is one of the deranged PDS trolls who jump from thread to thread to drop lame MSM talking points because it makes them more comfortable about their own RINO, wishywashy or nutbag candidates.


12 posted on 09/22/2009 7:09:44 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Astronaut

“Will she tell them she can see Hong Kong from Alaska?”

Tell me, are you really so stupid you believe she said that, and if not, why make the comment?


13 posted on 09/22/2009 7:10:48 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

They didn’t allow Teleprompters.


14 posted on 09/22/2009 7:10:54 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: kingattax

I’m sure they’re already thrilled with what she’s done for their conference attendance and press coverage.


15 posted on 09/22/2009 7:12:39 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Astronaut
Will she tell them she can see Hong Kong from Alaska?

Are you a REAL moron, or do you just play one on Free Republic?

16 posted on 09/22/2009 7:12:41 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Robbin

Palin said that one can see Russia from Alaska, which is entirely correct. Tina Fey made that into “I can see Russia from my House”, the MSM on purpose repeated it witout end and now every idiot thinks it’s what she said. Trolls and goofballs, including Astronaut think it’s clever to bash Palin because they only have sorry excuses of candidates to root for.


17 posted on 09/22/2009 7:13:57 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Astronaut

Did Tina Fey do another skit on SNL?


18 posted on 09/22/2009 7:14:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Astronaut
Hey Astronaut, your friends are on Palin’s Facebook site looking like you. Keep it up. CAN YOU HEAR US NOW!!!
19 posted on 09/22/2009 7:18:41 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (CAN YOU HEAR US NOW!!!)
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To: Astronaut
To post 3 - Of course she wouldn't, the lady is brilliant - just ask Thomas Sowell, Fred Malek and a host of other dignified and respectable people.

By the way, most folks who take cheap shots at her are either leaning left, pro-abort or gay. Not that you are any of those. *wink*

20 posted on 09/22/2009 7:21:39 AM PDT by jla
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To: raptor29

Well said, raptor.


21 posted on 09/22/2009 7:25:51 AM PDT by tommix2
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To: kingattax

Don’t know about Chinese, but Japanese would likely render it “Arasa-kura.” Sort of like “beef steak” becoming “biffu-takki.”


22 posted on 09/22/2009 7:30:24 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Astronaut

Will she tell them she can see Hong Kong from Alaska?

No, that’s Tina Fey’s role.


23 posted on 09/22/2009 7:31:49 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: Astronaut

...ok, you represent Tina Fey and SNL...

If Cheney had a high profile he would be defined by them as the “guy who shoots his friends while hunting”.

Palin hasnt shot a friend, but she has downed some moose.

...and keep the damn safety on lol.


24 posted on 09/22/2009 7:34:02 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (It's us against them...the Establishment RINOs vs rank and file...Sarah Palin or bust)
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To: Astronaut
I think she'll tell them that we'd better get moving on energy like the Russians are in the Arctic Ocean and Chinese are in the Gulf of Mexico (for Cuba).

I hope she also mentions nuclear energy and other such projects needing attention- as perhaps a bigger priority than re-writing/nationalizing health care, taxing carbon emmissions, and taking over private businesses.

On these issues, the Dems are running around with their pants down, literally and figueratively.

25 posted on 09/22/2009 7:46:37 AM PDT by budwiesest (All Sarah has to do is go out and be Sarah. The people will do the rest.)
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To: Astronaut

I rather doubt that, but there will be mental cripples that will ask such a stupid question.


26 posted on 09/22/2009 7:57:08 AM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: Astronaut

Yo, Astronut! What she said was that Alaska is visible from parts of her home state. What George W. Bush said was that either an entity was with us or with the terrorists, not, “Either you’re with us or against us.” Be mindful that the press is out to make any remark from a prominent Republican sound as banal as possible and mammals like yourself make their efforts successful.

Also, for your information, the shortest point of the distance between Alaska and Russia is a mile and a half. I run twice that distance in 28mts. 4 days a week. George W. Bush does it in 20mts. and 30secs. 5 days a week.


27 posted on 09/22/2009 8:01:42 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
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To: Astronaut

Go Sarah!


28 posted on 09/22/2009 8:03:23 AM PDT by BAW (Obama lies and lies and lies)
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To: raptor29

Also, we have only 1 functioning ICBM defense system. And it is in Alaska. From where, precisely, do we anticipate that the ICBMs might come at us in whatever however implausible scenario?


29 posted on 09/22/2009 8:03:38 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
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To: definitelynotaliberal
The site in Alaska has 30 interceptor missiles. Sarah visited the site several times as Gov.

The site would shoot down any missiles coming from Russia, (the missiles from Russia would come over the Arctic)aimed at the US.

OR, any missiles from Red China or North Korea aimed at Hawaii, or the West Coast of the US.

30 posted on 09/22/2009 9:58:23 AM PDT by RRTJSP...........
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To: kingattax
"...we believe that she will continue to be a newsmaker in the future and therefore someone we feel that is definitely of interest to fund managers."

Seeing as though she'll be appointing the next SecTreas and Fed chair, that's a given.

31 posted on 09/22/2009 11:14:37 AM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin can see the left's heads explode from her house!)
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To: Astronaut

Get yourself informed.
Tina Fey said see Russia from my house on SNL
The Palin haters will grasp at anything.


32 posted on 09/22/2009 11:56:42 AM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Astronaut
Hey Dufus...

Diomede Islands

Little Diomede Island, Alaska (left), and Big Diomede Island, Russia (right)

You CAN see Russia from here!

33 posted on 09/22/2009 1:49:49 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Another good point, well stated.


34 posted on 09/22/2009 2:09:50 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: SolidWood
Too bad C-Span can't cover it....
35 posted on 09/22/2009 4:04:34 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: definitelynotaliberal
{:-) There you go....Trying to reason with mental midgets with actual facts.....Best just to ignore Assholenaut and his inflatable obama-look-alike boy friend....
36 posted on 09/22/2009 4:14:31 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: raptor29
when you are Alaska, you are separated geographically from the rest of the United States and you can in fact see Russian territory.

Alaska is closer to Russia than the US.

37 posted on 09/22/2009 5:13:13 PM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: SolidWood

Excellent. Please keep me updated.


38 posted on 09/22/2009 8:30:43 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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