Wednesday, June 29, 2011
From the Heart: Governor Palin's remarks after the World Premiere of "The Undefeated"
Well, I am recovering from my amazing trip to Pella, Iowa for the World Premier of The Undefeated. I experienced some technical difficulties as I intended to 'Live Tweet' from the event, but after just a couple tweets my BlackBerry went dead. (uhg!) So I am sure I let a lot of people down with that.
Pella is a beautiful little community that is really charming. It was the perfect venue for this event. There were many dignitaries in attendance, from national figures like Sarah and Todd Palin, Andrew Brietbart, Jedediah Bila, Tammy Bruce to more local celebs like Bob Vander Plaats, the turn out was amazing.
Upon arriving in town at about 3:30, the first order of business was to locate the Jaarsma Bakery becasue I had heard so much about their famous 'Dutch Letters'. As I drove around the town square looking for a place to park, a car backed out of a slot right in front of the store. I parked and got out, making a mental note that, while there were a lot of people sort of milling about and going in and out of shops, it didn't look like a huge crowd was on hand.
When I opened the door to Jaarsma's, I saw a mass of humanity and thought, 'Whoa...this is where all the people are...those 'Dutch Letters must be good!"
It was then my daughter, who was accompanying me on this adventure, hit my shoulder and said, 'Look who's here."
Sure enough, Todd and Sarah were in the bakery, having stopped in to try the local wares themselves. I later talked with people who had only gotten a chance to briefly see the top of the Governors head through all the crowd's,( people and media mass around her) and here I drove right in and walked into her at our first stop.
The day would only get better.
We got our tickets for the movie and as we went in we found we had assigned seats. Ours were in the very front row, which were excellent seats. Governor Palin was seated just four rows behind us. What happened next has been much talked about, and it was totally unexpected, but after the movie ended Governor Palin got up and gave some remarks .
Siting in the front row, we had the perfect vantage point. We were so close we could have almost reached out and touched her. She was literally only a couple feet in front of us as she delivered this heart felt and moving, off the cuff speech. You will notice there was no teleprompter nor even any notes.
She spoke with the conviction of someone who believes what they are saying. Sitting that close for this stirring speech was truly inspirational. She is the real deal.
Here is Governor Sarah Palin, authentic and from the heart:
Posted by teledude at 8:05 PM