Gov. Palin puts aside usual banter and focuses on Veterans at CPACPosted by Lawrence Lease on February 26, 2015
Governor Sarah Palin spoke at the annual CPAC convention on Thursday. She put aside her usual one-liners and focused on veterans. Her speech avoided partisan jabs and focused on advocacy for veterans suffering from PTSD and readjusting to civilian work. Palin bemoaned the roadblocks veterans face when they attempt to access healthcare. Governor Palin continued to share her belief that veterans should be able to seek healthcare without going through Veteran Affairs clinics. She also said that vets with job-related skills should be able to test out of certification programs.
“America hands over her sons and her daughters in service with the promise that they’re going to be taken care of. Our troops are promised…that a grateful nation will spare no expense to patch them up and bring them back to health when wounded,” Palin told the crowded ballroom. “And now they come home wounded. Too many broken in body and spirit. Well we, their mothers and their fathers and their husbands and their wives, we’re here to collect on the promises made.”
Palin highlighted that we don’t hear about the “broken” because they don’t whine. “They’re not wired to complain,” she told the audience. Palin took a slight jab at President Obama’s handling of ISIS. “We can’t kill our way out of war? Oh really? Tell that to the Nazis! Oh wait, you can’t. They’re dead. We killed them,” she said. Governor Palin’s speech surprised many on the left, for her exclusion of her familiar partisan barbs as well has her routine use of pop culture references.
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