It drives her detractors crazy, it makes her supporters love her even more, but Sarah Palin has returned to speak at CPAC 2013.
Although not in the keynote position like last year, Palin’s speech garnered much attention from both the media and CPAC attendees, as the former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate has been out of the spotlight as of late. The energy was still there and to her benefit, Sarah was still Sarah. She showed the no-fear attitude that her supporters love in the direct shots she took at the president, Mayor Bloomberg and the consultant class of Washington DC. The ballroom at the Gaylord National Harbor, fitting just over 6,000 and full, erupted with loud applause when she took a Rubio-like break from giving her speech to enjoy her Big Gulp that Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City, tried so hard to ban in his city.
As can be seen in the clip of her speech I took from my seat, Sarah Palin still has it and I am sure she will be around for years to come!