September 23rd, 2009
11:57 AM ET
5 years ago

Some early exits as Palin woos Hong Kong investors

Sarah Palin's speech at CLSA Investors' Forum appeared to be largely well received.
Sarah Palin's speech at CLSA Investors' Forum appeared to be largely well received.

HONG KONG, China (CNN) -- Sarah Palin touched on a host of topics - including Reaganomics, China and human rights, Tibet, the Asian and U.S. economies, family and moose in Alaska - as she delivered a speech to investors Wednesday in Hong Kong, according to audience members.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate was the keynote speaker at the 16th CLSA Investors' Forum, in what was billed as her first speech outside North America. She recently stepped down as Alaska's governor.

Her 90-minute address, which was closed to the media, was heard by 1,100 people, according to CLSA head of communications Simone Wheeler.

Those who attended her speech said she did well, though some could be seen leaving early on. A few of those people said they were heading to other forum offerings. Most people declined to speak with the media about the speech.

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  1. Steve

    "He said her speech was "very well scripted," but a question-and-answer session afterward "brought out a bit more color about her as a person" and reminded everyone of "the candidate who we all saw campaigning for vice president"

    Duh! Like we didn't know that – also.... Now, since they got their comic relief from the beauty queen with no brains can someone from the media on US soil other than "Faux" obtain a question and answer session with her for America belly laughs as well.

    September 23, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  2. IF ONLY.......

    Now she is xporting her drivil.... Like she has something important to say. Yes I'm sure the well manored Chinese business people wouldn't say a bad word about her "speech" out of respect for this country and their image ( of being so polite) but you can bet they were laughing behind Palins back.

    September 23, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  3. TCM

    hmmm....some "early exits..." And, just how many millions refused to watch the multitude of Obama infommercials outlining healthcare, cap and trade, and stimulus slight of hands? MILLIONS....and you're reporting that a "few early exits..." left the Palin speech...when, she's not even a member of our government, when the current president is crushing our economy and way of life...and you're reporting, again on Palin? Just how shallow will you run, CNN? Just how much cover will you provide to the Obama administration before you'll finally starting reporting the truth?

    September 23, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  4. American Girl

    Palin is sooo dangerous...
    1.) I believe she is the catalyst that started this racist mess in the US with her "Our opponnent doesn't see America as we do in "Real America"..and Obama is paling around with unrepentive terrorist William Ayers". – Based on FEAR

    2.) She interjected herself in the healhcare debate with the "Death Panels" to scare seniors- Based on FEAR

    Now she wants to go to international with her Fear and Hate tactics strating in Japan.... JSarah Palin is nothing but a Fear, Hate speaking False Prophet and the Right Wing Christians are falling under her spell.. I said it in the Campaign of 2008 and I will say it now she is the Modern Day Jezebel – Manipulator....

    September 23, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  5. Marg

    I still can't believe that Palin even makes the Ticker. There are so many other topics that are more relevant to report.

    September 23, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  6. David from Southern Illinois

    What an idiot!!!!!!

    September 23, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  7. Tommy

    Of course they don't have any comments about her speech. They wouldn't want to say anything bad about the person they hope is propped up by the right in this country to "run" for president.

    September 23, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. Ken from missouri

    It blows my mind that people pay money to hear this moron speak she is a insult to women everywhere let's hope and pray that people overseeas don't think that main street people here in america are that dumb.

    September 23, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. Tom

    I wonder if she could see Alaska from the balcony of her hotel room.

    September 23, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. TheLeftNut

    I think the only reason they invited her is that they would all have a chance of sleeping with her.

    September 23, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. tonyt

    UnderCover Mother Go Back To Alaska!

    September 23, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. tonyt

    Did She Talk About Those "Death Panels"?

    September 23, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  13. carol

    I just read that two US delegates walked out saying it was "awful" and they could not take it anymore. She also bashed Obama but did not offer any solutions to anything. Other people left early to go to other forums. Guess they will not be contacting her again!

    September 23, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. Emma

    Sarah Palin's new "well-spoken" oratory is surely a feather in her cap.
    Will it carry over and impress Americans who are discriminating in their choices? (Arguments can definitely be made that Reaganomics was no utopia.)

    September 23, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  15. IBMMuseum

    She's the Manchurian Candidate...

    September 23, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. beth

    I heard people started leaving as she started giving her recipe for Moose Stew.

    September 23, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. tonyt

    largely well received, sure tell us anything.

    Saraaaaaaaaaah, come out .........come out where ever you are!

    September 23, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  18. sherry

    How could anyone pay to listen to her garble......They couldn't pay me enough to sit thru a minute of her " ya betcha's " and" Well ya know ".
    I surely would'nt want tpo listen to her advice on investment

    September 23, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  19. tommy mack

    You just can't get enough of bashing Palin, can you CNN? So some people left early. That's news? If this were a Biden speech, would that be the headline? I guess it just shows how sexist you folks are - just like us "racist" Conservatives, called so because we dare criticize Obama.

    September 23, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. jeff

    Why do you give this knuckle hood coverage at all,She used to be nobody ,now she's less than that!

    September 23, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  21. Jeff

    Reaganomics is what is destroying America Sarah, in case you haven't figured that out.....

    September 23, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  22. JDD

    CNN,

    Your headline tells me everything I need to know about the objectivity of your reporting.

    Tell me, was anyone also observed staying for the whole talk?

    September 23, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  23. CM

    I guess that this will be erased ; I am amazed she did well but Palin you do not go into a foreign country and dish the President.

    September 23, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
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