Sunday, February 12, 2012
Palin shines brightest at CPAC conference
The former Alaska governor received far-and-away the most spirited and enthusiastic reception at this convention of about 10,000 conservative activists.
She drew the audience to its feet more than a dozen times during her keynote address on Saturday.
The cheers for Palin were so loud that they drowned out her remarks again and again. Conference organizers had to set up three overflow rooms to accommodate the throngs of supporters eager to hear her words.
Palin lingered in the ballroom for almost half an hour after completing her speech, greeting the supporters who lavished praise on her and chanted her first name.
Even the disruption of a gaggle of Occupy Wall Street protesters who heckled Palin became another symbol of her overwhelming support among this crowd of red-meat conservatives. The bulk of the crowd immediately coalesced to drown out the protesters with chants of “U.S.A.” (Full Story here)