(CNN) - She’s gone Twitter-silent since leaving office last week – but former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has spoken out publicly for the first time since her resignation, according to the nation’s largest gun rights group.
Palin addressed a National Rifle Association dinner in Anchorage Saturday, the group reported on its blog. The NRA did not reveal the content of her remarks, but described them as “a stirring speech on 2nd Amendment rights.” Reporters were not invited to observe the event.
The former Republican vice presidential candidate was also given lifetime memberships in several local gun clubs, and the NRA’s Gold Medal Award of Merit for the Promotion of Gun Collecting.
Palin has not yet given a media interview since leaving officen and has yet to re-launch her Twitter feed after leaving her goubernatorial account behind. Last week, her spokeswoman said that she had never committed to, and would not be attending, a GOP event at the Reagan library at which organizers had expected her to appear.
Just be sure your gun hurts someone you love, not someone I love.
Oh, I forgot, guns don't hurt people, people hurt people.
So far, Palin's promise to update everyone through Twitter after she left office has been as valid as most of her campaign claims.
Rock on Sarah!
Run in 2012 or 2016 Governor Palin. With obummer in the White House, it will be a Republican victory.
Wonder if they even understood her disjointed speach
yeah. another secret event. nothing above board here either. probably some secret plotting. I'm sure
Gun right have advanced more under President Obama than ever. You all can now shoot Bambi in a National Park. Palin please go away!!!
Can't think of anything more stirring than the Demagogue Diva talkin' about guns. Woo Hoo.
I hope this is not a pair made in heaven
I don't like both of these parties
I grew up with guns, appreciate them and agree with (meaning no need to have a constitutional convention about it) the right to bear arms
I even think we need an advocacy group
the NRA is not the group, the demonstrate over and over 'over the top' behavior
this complements Palin 'the victim"s style
but it would be annoying times two if they hooked up
It's a shame Palin's paranoia about the media will prevent us from every hearing the precious words of wisdom she said at the meeting.
Oh well, if the NRA says it was a "stirring speech," then I guess it was!
Seriously CNN, if they didn't let you cover the speech, why are you covering the speech? This way Palin gets to have her cake and eat it too, all the attention with none of the accountability.
CNN – all Palin, all McCain, all the time.
boring and not informative, CNN
So the NRA will not release the actual transcript of the speech, and they did not invite the press to cover the event. My question is: why bother making any public statements at all about the event that they so desperately wanted to keep secret. If they want the public to believe that she gave such a moving speech, why not just release a transcript or video of the speech so that we can all hear it and be just as moved by it as those who attended. Or in the alternative, just keep the secret meeting a secret.
How ironic that the NRA wants everyone's constitutional right to bear arms protected, but they practice alienation and prejudicial practices by shutting out the media and non-members from things like this.
good grief not her again! She'll be president of the NRA soon.
A rousing speech for the NRA where ".” Reporters were not invited to observe the event". Geez, I wonder why? Could be she worked the crowd up into a frenzy again, getting them to yell inappropriate things like at her V.P. rallies. Why would'nt she want the press there, at a gun rally, full of local yahoos? Hmmm?
Interesting that she'd pass up on a more "cultured" event like the one at the Ronald Reagan Library to hang out with the Hood-lums of the NRA.
CNN, there is nothing to read on this section. What are you trying to tell me "I heard she did this and that"? If you dont have the message dont send it out.
This is what we want for American a Women in the POCKET of the NRA.........this woman is such a phony.........she is all for the unborn child but what about the young kids being killed by these automatic weapons........
This is an nonevent for those of us who are considering if she is a suitable candidate for any national office.
"Breaks Silence"... When did she ever shut up??
Unfortunately, about one-third of all Republicans are “tinfoil heads.” They are blindly loyal to the Party to the max, and will believe anything they are told. A beautiful woman spouting their philosophy was more than they could take, and they fell hard, not giving a heck what came out of her mouth. (I doubt the above address was "stirring," esp. given her so-long Alaska speech a week or two ago.) Now, the intellectual or Washington Republicans know that Sarah P. is ridiculous and making their party look bad, but there is no way they can afford to offend one-third of their party, so they go around giving lip service to her, all the time hoping she goes away, or at least gets more "training," which is where she may be now.
Phooey to gun collecting. Americans need to arm themselves to defend against an anti-American government now in power. Obama's new "civilian army" made up mostly of radical Blacks will be used to persecute Americans that don't agree with Obama's tactics. Antichrist-like alright!
"Reporters were not invited to observe the event" because secrecy and spin are the hallmarks of the Palin political agenda. It's a free country–she can disparage and ban the press, but why doesn't she put her speech on a blog? For Palin, truth is her enemy.
Hey Sarah, that's the spirit – make lots of money with your poison spewing messages but keep it secretive – can't have it both ways when you put yourself in the limelight 'hockey mom'!
Silence? What silence? This woman never shuts up. Stop reporting her every word, CNN. She is no longer relevant, if she ever was.