Sarah Palin Drink Big Gulp at CPAC 2013

Governor Sarah Palin appeared this morning at CPAC 2013. This woman always, always draws a great and enthusiastic audience and this year was no exception.

Palin’s speech was filled with lots of Palin bromides about freedom, liberty and conservative, small government. She had many laugh lines, as always. One was when hubby Todd bought her a gun rack for her 4X4 and she had to buy a rifle to go in it for him. “He got the rifle,” Palin said, “and I got the rack.”

But it was what she did right exactly afterward that brought the house down. Palin reached under the podium and brought out a Big Gulp and began sipping from it.

This was, of course, a direct slap at New York’s “independent” mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The place simply erupted in applause.

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Naturally, when she finished up, the crowd went wild. Whatever you think of Sarah Palin, she is a rock star among these folks.

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Posted by on March 16, 2013.
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Conservatives, CPAC, Sarah Palin.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Brucehenry

    Some folks are easily impressed.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Yeah.

      Look at Biden. He’s sure impressive, isn’t he?

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        The humor challenged we shall always have among us.

      • RichFader

        The funniest thing about the Obama administration is that some people still think Obama picked the smarter running mate.

        • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

          Well, I think he’s done a bang-up job giving out advice on how to use a shotgun to scare off intruders!

          (That what he told people to do is illegal is just icing on the cake.)

          • jim_m

            Think about it for a moment. Do you believe that a dem donor following Biden’s advice would ever be prosecuted? Of course not. Dem politicians promoting illegality and then using selective prosecution to protect their supporters whilst punishing their opponents, that is the world we live in.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/02/28/biden-advises-shooting-shotgun-through-door

            Whoops. Guess the guy charged didn’t pay the right people.

        • Brucehenry

          Yeah…about 53% of the people.

          • jim_m

            no one votes for the veep idiot.

          • Brucehenry

            Some of these are jokes…is this thing on?

          • jim_m

            What? All the ones with your name in front of them?

          • r.a.

            Nice use of Michael Scott. Points for that.

          • Jwb10001

            And you criticize my material…..

    • 914

      And some folks are so stupid they vote for the same idiot to spite the country.

    • alanstorm

      Yes, they are known as “Obama voters”.

  • Paul Hooson

    I enjoy reading your reports from this event. It’s great that Kevin has reporters who attend events like this and report back. I comically asked him back in January if he would let me go to the adult trade show in Las Vegas as a Wizbang Pop reporter.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      How long did it take him to stop laughing?

    • RichFader

      …and the first thing that came to mind is “They wouldn’t let Paul in as one of the dildos?” Bad Rich. Bad, bad Rich.

      • Paul Hooson

        Actually, my blonde 29 year old girlfriend already thinks I’m a dildo, or at least uses me like one. I’m 57….

        • Brucehenry

          TMI

          • jim_m

            one wonders if he’s actually met her or just looked at the pictures.

          • r.a.

            Second.

        • Commander_Chico

          Pics or it didn;t happen

  • Brucehenry

    So Rand Paul “didn’t disappoint” with his boneheaded ignorant remark about “countries that burn our flag.” And Sarah Palin “brought the house down” with a silly sight gag aimed at pissing off nanny staters.

    CPAC, ladies and gentlemen: top-notch intellectual talent. Not buffoons at all, nosiree bob.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Further evidence that The humor challenged we shall always have among us., as if we needed any.

    • 914

      DERP!

    • Jwb10001

      If you really want to see buffoons look no further than the former speaker of the house (pass the bill to find out what’s in it) Pelosi and the current majority leader of the senate and our current CIC. Anyone that can support that group of complete idiots has no room to critize CPAC. Want to see a real clown show watch any of Jay Carney’s press conferences.

      • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

        Do I really have to look at Pelosi? (Shudder.)

        She’s probably really nice in person. Most folks in the Alzheimer’s wing of a nursing home are… until they get ‘confused’.

        Sadly, I think she’s been confused for a decade or more…

      • Brucehenry

        Your material’s about as fresh as Palin’s.

  • Commander_Chico

    Palin’s speech was filled with lots of Palin bromides about freedom, liberty and conservative, small government.

    Bromides!!! Good catch, Warner, you got it right for once.

    I’ll say one thing for her: I doubt she drinks a lot of Big Gulps when she’s not performing, she’s got a great bod.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Thus spake the soi disant cognoscenti, a subset of the …humor challenged….

      • Commander_Chico

        Can you say soooiiii disssannnt cognooooscentiii?

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Ipse escrit.

          You surely did write it. And you shall surely be mocked for it (mercilessley) as long as you comment here.

          • jim_m

            Oh, countering Chico with actual facts is pointless. He doesn’t recognize facts as relevant to any discussion.

          • Brucehenry

            And how is the fact that a commenter once used the term “cognoscenti” RELEVANT to any discussion now?

            And perhaps I am indeed “humor challenged” as I can’t tell why it’s not funny, even ridiculous, to leaven one’s comments with Italian words, but it’s hilarious and witty — a sign of genius! — to use French or Latin phrases.

          • jim_m

            Chico was challenging the fact that he said it. No it is not necessarily relevant to this discussion other than it demonstrates Chico’s arrogance.

            Apparently you are ironically impaired as well since you do not see the irony in Chico criticizing who he calls the self declared well informed while he spouts his bs declaring himself to be better informed than those he vainly attempts to belittle.

          • Brucehenry

            Guess so, since I usually find Chico’s attempts to belittle far from vain. At least he doesn’t take himself so veeerrry seriously, recognizing that this is just a comment section on a blog, not the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

            Oh, and also, too…

            http://wonkette.com/506795/wonkette-infiltrates-cpac-as-sarah-palin-reads-joke-about-obamas-teleprompter-from-teleprompter#more-506795

          • jim_m

            Now that is a good use of irony!

          • Brucehenry

            Why, thank you.

          • r.a.

            Hilarious. Also: right on the mark about the fact that all of Palin’s points are the same old stuff. Rehashing the birther stuff, really? Really? And the teleprompter irony is the nail in the coffin. She should know when to give up, or at least update her schtick a bit. I never understood why so many people felt she was such a hopeful figure for the Repubs. She’s always seemed like a liability to me…

          • fustian24

            I like it a lot better than our Marxist President harping on a “balanced approach” and “revenue” when he just means he wants to redistribute wealth and continue to trash the country.

            Personally I think that’s what’s really getting old.

          • r.a.

            Ya, a lot of it is getting old on all sides. I’ll grant you that.

          • Vagabond661

            C’est la vie.

          • jim_m

            Now don’t tease Bruce. You might make him question his raison d’etre

          • Commander_Chico

            Yes, that was Rodneybait and I am so happy you fell for it.

            I knew you could not resist the Latinate word.

          • jim_m

            You’re an idiot, ratified by every word you type.

            I see now that you have edited your comment to make it appear less arrogant. Too late.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            What chica actually wrote initially was:

            Yes, that was Rodneybait and I am so happy you fell for it.

            I knew you could not resist the Latinate word.

            That being said, I am a cognoscento, ratified by the money that people pay be [sic] for advice.

            Fools and their money are often parted from each other by self pretentious charlatans.

          • Commander_Chico

            Oh well, just goes to show, you should not comment drunk after St. Patrick’s Day.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            That differed from your normal spew how?

          • r.a.

            I have never seen a site where the *moderator* is also the officially sanctioned troll. Another “unique” aspect of W-Bang I suppose.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Feel free to deprive us of your sparkling wit and scintillating repartee by absenting yourself from us if we offend you. We’ll manage without you, somehow…

          • Brucehenry

            Lol, RGG, the least self-aware commenter on the Internet.

          • r.a.

            It’s not offensive, Rodney–it’s ridiculous. It’s a complete farce to have the site moderator go around acting like a troll, baiting people, etc. Not hard to figure out–kinda corrupts the whole purpose of having a moderator in the first place.

          • jim_m

            He is not the site owner, just a moderator, and I would remind everyone that the late lamented Jay Tea was very active in the comments as well as being a frequent author.

          • Brucehenry

            Jay Tea was an entertaining guy who said witty and clever things in the comments. He wasn’t an internet bully or an ankle biter.

          • Wild_Willie

            What is up with JT? Seriously. ww

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            Dunno. It’s unusual for a prolific poster to suddenly go cold turkey with no explanation…

            Hope he’s okay, wherever he’s at. Tried emailing him, never got a reply, which is kinda worrisome.

          • JWH

            I tried reaching out to him a couple times, too, and haven’t heard anything. Have been worried.

          • Wild_Willie

            I did also but nothing. I really liked that fellow. His humor and participation not even counting the well thought out posts. Kevin, can we have an update please??? ww

          • jim_m

            Kevin or someone had posted a response saying that JT had had a number of issues and that people had tried to help him financially and that he just walked away abruptly. I don’t expect he will ever return.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            ?? … I don’t recall that.

            One thing I’ve learned over the years, walking away from your problems doesn’t fix ‘em…

          • Brucehenry

            One can often find him commenting under the screen name “Jenos Idanian #13″ over at Outside the Beltway.

          • r.a.

            Ya, I wonder about that too. I sent an email as well a year or so back, no reply. Hope the guy is ok.

          • r.a.

            Yes, but Jay Tea actually wrote well thought out posts and acted like an actual moderator in the comments. He didn’t go around trolling and baiting people the way RG does. The whole purpose of having a moderator is to actually MODERATE the comments, keep things fair, etc. RG does the exact opposite.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            The officially tolerated trolls are Brucehenry, Paul Hooson (who ran Wizbang Blue into the ground), chica, and some ryan come lately no one has ever heard of.

          • r.a.

            Right. Look dude, I have been reading this site and posting comments since about 2004 (under “ryan a”). Long before you became a regular feature here. I don’t check the site as much anymore because the content has kinda slid downhill in the last couple of years. So it goes.

          • Commander_Chico

            content has kinda slid downhill in the last couple of years.

            Evidence: the main contributor does not know what “bromides” means. Unless he was being truthful for once.

            By the way, what happened to Rick? He was kind of a one-note religious guy, but once in awhile he’d write some lively outrageous stuff.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            I was wondering if you were Ryan A.

            How ya been? Escaped from Mexico yet?

          • r.a.

            Hey JLawson! Ya, that’s me. I am signed in via twitter now so my last name shows up too. I have about 6 months left in Mexico. Things are going well there. I am finishing up my fieldwork/research and all that fun stuff. Moving along–I will be glad to be done with grad school though. It seems to take forever. How have you been? Hope all is well–and good to hear from you! Ryan.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            Not bad – still employed! Nothing really exciting going on, except teaching my son to drive. (I’ve stopped screaming when he takes a turn, that’s a good thing…) And I’m working my way through the Mass Effect trilogy, which is killing my sleep. But that’s only expected, lol…

            Watching what’s going on in Washington re spending and other issues is another matter, and I’m not really optimistic – you might want to consider hiding out in Mexico for a few years. I’m starting to feel like we’re on the Titanic, the lookout actually saw the iceberg and warned the captain in time, and he’s going “Ah, it’s just a little bit of ice – full speed ahead!”

            Wouldn’t be surprised at all if there’s a mutiny soon. But enough of that. Stay safe – and I’ll chat at ya later!

          • r.a.

            Oh ya, driving lessons! That’s always fun! Ya, as for hiding out in Mexico, they have their own issues there as well. The old ruling party (PRI) is back in power, and it will be interesting to see how that goes (economy, drug violence, etc). The last 6-10 years have been pretty brutal for Mexico. As for the US, ya, I know what you mean. Same old crap. Somehow we all need to get past it. My optimism about that possibility comes and goes though…

            Good to hear from you. See you around these parts!!

          • jim_m

            I don’t check the site as much anymore because the content has kinda slid downhill in the last couple of years.

            I attribute that to the fact that there simply is not the same level of participation from the authors.When have we seen the last article from Rick, Doug Johnson, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Steve Schippert? Charlie Quidnunc post an article recently but that is a rarity. The Baron doesn’t post as often as he used to. I can’t recall the last article I saw from DJ and he used to write excellent articles especially on politics and polling.

            In January there were the following number of articles posted by author:
            WTH -44
            Doug Johnson – 42
            Baron – 6
            Rodney – 3
            Shawn – 2
            David Robertson – 2
            Michael Laprarie – 2
            Lady Liberty 1
            Kevin – 1 (plus 10 Caption contests)

            In February:
            WTH – 36
            David Robertson – 9
            Lady Liberty -3
            Michael Laprarie – 2
            Rodney -2
            Shawn – 1
            Doug – 1
            Paul – 1
            Kevin – 7 caption contest related

            In March:

            WTH – 24
            David R – 4
            Michael Laprarie – 2
            Lady Liberty -1
            Shawn -1
            Rodney -1
            Charlie Quidnunc -1
            DJ -1
            Kevin -6 caption contest related

            Excluding caption contests, 54% of all other content comes from one author (and 79.5% since Feb 1). That’s not to criticize that author but to ask the question why is it that so little content is generated by anyone else?

          • jim_m

            I think that frequent readers of this blog should read the above post and ask the question posed at the end.

          • r.a.

            That’s a good question jim. Right now Wizbang is basically the WTH show, and I don’t find it very interesting. A long way from the days when folks like Jay Tea, DJ Drummond, Baron, etc posted on a regular basis. They put up some good, formidable content back then. Maybe it’s time for Kevin to recruit some new writers to add to the crew.

          • jim_m

            I agree. There are a lot of topics that simply do not get discussed here. What about the events in Cyprus? It used to be that we could expect some sensible content with regard to an issue of that nature. No longer. A third release of climategate emails was made in the last week. Nothing said about that here.

            I think there are good writers available, they just don’t produce anymore. I think that Wizbang just needs more attention from the ownership. (maybe there is an opportunity for a new reality TV show “Blog Rescue”)

          • Commander_Chico

            Yeah, you are right.

          • jim_m

            If you really want to depress yourself take a look at what Wizbang was back in 2009. I hadn’t given it much thought but having looked at it, I have to conclude that content has declined.

          • r.a.

            Yep. A huge difference from 2009.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            I’m frequenting the place more for the replies (and the personalities) than the postings. I’d have liked to see something on Cyprus, Syria, or Climategate 3.

          • Paul Hooson

            Wizbang Blue’s history was more complex than that, Rodney. I just enjoyed doing entertainment and popular culture writing more than anything political, and really welcomed the move to the entertainment site, Wizbang Pop. Further, I sometimes agree with some of conservative opinions here such as support for the 2nd Amendment or that taxes are too high, etc. I just like doing the entertainment gig better than anything, It’s more inline with what interests me and what I’m all about. I understand politics, but I like entertainment. Put me around movies, music, motorcycles, cars and beautiful women, and I’m happy. Lee and I didn’t always see eye to eye on everything, but we were both rebel motorcycle guys, and had that much in common. Steve was always a real gentleman and a very nice fellow.

            I could see financial problems coming all the way up Broadway for Jay Tea. He was spending so much time writing that I wondered when the guy even worked. He was a highly skilled writer who wrote extensively, but he also needed to pay bills as well. I could be wrong, but my analysis was that he might have been either out of work, or else only had part time employment, and at some point his bills would catch up with him and force him to concentrate on this. This is my best guess.

            I once joked about Jay Tea in a person to person Email just to be funny, and it made him so mad at me that he would never forgive me. I’m still very sorry about that. I respected him as a writer, but that didn’t mean that we weren’t beyond becoming a target for a little humor one time. I certainly laugh when others joke about me. I just don’t like it when people really hate me. I’m a pretty darn nice guy for a biker type.

            But, I likely had a far different financial situation than what Jay Tea had going down. I started out as close to a millionaire or maybe better a few years back, comfortable enough that I had time to write with real estate income, etc. But, I got involved in a grocery business I purchased in 2009, that didn’t do as well as I planned because of many problems with the business and the neighborhood construction and the economic decline. I soon was working 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at the business, and it was dragging me down both emotionally as well as financially. But, I continued to write for Wizbang Pop, getting enough features up as well as I could after other writers at the site needed to concentrate on their own financial situations and left.

            Now that I’m out of the grocery store gig, I have more time to write for Wizbang Pop, as I’m stuck in my home office many hours each day. I always have the highest respect for Kevin, as well as the freedom he gives me over at Wizbang Pop to be as funny and entertaining as I want to be. It’s actually Google that tries to censor some of the funny things I do by threatening to pull their ads if I’m too far out there.

            Think of me as some biker guy with seven years of college who can write and think seriously, but strongly prefers not to. If I can’t make people laugh, then I did a piss poor day’s work.

          • Wild_Willie

            The last few comments from JT dealt with this pregnant co worker that was shirking and JT had to pick up the slack via a lot of overtime. ww

          • Wild_Willie

            The last few comments from JT dealt with this pregnant co worker that was shirking and JT had to pick up the slack via a lot of overtime. ww

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            Humor will be remembered longer than anger will, and I have to admit that your take on things political was a lot more palatable than the unlamented Lee Ward’s. I think he kinda lost the line between the personal and the political, and couldn’t see the person behind the disagreement for his dislike of their political stance.

          • r.a.

            Ward definitely lost that line, which was why W-Bang Blue went in the tank so quickly. It was a disaster. Too bad–could have been interesting, especially with certain folks who were involved at first (Mantis, etc).

  • r.a.

    No shortage of empty rhetoric in that video. Same old Palin stuff. She may be a “rock star among these folks” but she’s not really saying much. I have never understood the appeal she has for many folks.

    • fustian24

      Really?

      The left doesn’t like her because they fall for their own stupid (and anti-woman) propaganda.

      What the right likes about her is that throughout her political career, she used her power to do interesting and sensible things. She fought corruption in her own party in Alaska, as one example.

      We contrast that with “Mr. Present”, that did nothing but fit in as a cog in the Chicago machine.

      Make no mistake. Palin is no intellectual. She’s plenty smart, though.

      Unlike Barry Hussein.

      • r.a.

        What I said is that there’s a lot of empty rhetoric in the video. She’s not saying much beyond the same slogans she used in the past. I don’t see the appeal–I’m sure she’s a nice person and all.

        • Jwb10001

          You mean like “hope and change” or “we are the one’s we’ve been waiting for” or “forward”

          • r.a.

            Yes, empty political slogans.

    • Commander_Chico

      Hence “bromides.”

      • r.a.

        Yup. “Bromides” is right on the money. Pure trite platitudes coming from Palin.

  • superdestroyer

    Who cares? There is no one in politics more irrelevant than Sarah Palin. However, the media cannot resist the temptation to pay attention to irrelevant Republicans instead of the Democrats who actually control policy and governance.

    • jim_m

      Because if the media paid attention to relevant issues they would have to talk about the crap job obama is doing and that is verboten!

    • fustian24

      Perhaps they could share a budget with us some time, or tell us who told the military to stand down when terrorists were killing our Ambassador in Benghazi.

      That would be news.

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

    Good for her. Bloomberg you can just take a long hike with Obummer to the end of the earth, then drop off. Everyone is making fun of you stupids in Government, A$$holes, no one will do a dam#@$% thing you say either.

  • JWH

    If Sarah Palin wants a second act in American politics, it’s going to take more than a CPAC address.

  • Mickey Askins