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.
Jesus, CNN, please. Utterly absurd to mention a few people leaving early; of course they were bloody heading to other presentations. Typically weak "reportage" and puerile "observation."
Maybe "you betcha" doesn't translate well.
OK – I'm sick of the circus act. Palin needs to sit her behind down and stop pretending like she is smart. Whose behind those talking points that she would not dare try to repeat ever in front of the media and the bloggers.
This should get going the hate mongers who complain that CNN keeps running articles about her. Yo, hate mongers. the heading said it's about palin. Why are you even in here if you don't want to read about her. It's not CNN's fault. It's your own. (And they let these dummies vote. No wonder we're in trouble.)
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What in the world does she know about world economic!!!
Next up, Ashlee Simpson will be speaking about space exploration.
Just wondering if she told story of her attacking a grizzly bear with only a slingshot and her Swiss Army Knife.
Wow.....now she can say she's a "world traveler"....what a big girl!
Please.....go home; keep fishing.
In the title "Some early exitis....."
in the article "though some could be seen leaving early on....."
Seems to me that this whole article is a little (with a smile) BIASED. I am left to assume the writer of this artilce has an issue with Sara Palin.
Let me assure you, I am not a Sara Palin fan. So this is not coming from someone in her camp/fan base.
But come on!!!!!!! It seems to me there is an OVER emphasis on people leaving her speech. People get up and leave speeches ALL THE TIME! No real story here, expect to spin it against Sara Palin
How about some fair and balanced news (smile).......without an ax to grind or having some political favor or disfavor.
How about some real news!!!
Way to WOW them, wink girl.
Sarah Palin is just plain irresponsible.
Where are all the Palin critics...the absence of comments is scary. At least the CSLA didn't invite Jimmy Carter to speak.
Those poor asian folks are probably scratching their heads and asking each other "Is she from the same country with Bill and Hillary Clinton? And she talks like that?"
Truth is, the woman needed money. It would be a rather dubious claim that she really has much expertise in global economics. I get a kick out of some conservative commentators saying that she's getting "honed" for the 2012 election. Truth is, she's broke...
I am sure she kept the translators on their toes.
I have heard her speak before. I know why they left early no matter what reason they gave. i can bet they are sorry that they invited her and actually paid her to speak on such lofty topics that she knows nothing about. And, no, I am not afraid of her. I am actually a well-educated woman who speaks and writes in coherent sentences.
Rajesh Kothari, a fund manager: "I was quite impressed by her knowledge. It seemed like she did her homework now, this time around."
Jasbeena Layman, a fund manager in the United States: "I think she is very well spoken,"
Mel Goode, a business developer from New York : "She speaks well - a broad spectrum of what her beliefs are, family views.....Reaganism....Palin had "learned quite a bit" from the vice presidential campaign
Fools!!! have you ever heard of "Teleprompter"???
Chad Tendler, who works in the financial industry: 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."
There I rest my case!!!
CNN, why are you so obsessed with this Palin speech? You're covering this as much as FoxNews is covering ACORN, but at least ACORN is something important, because that's where our tax dollars have been going. Palin raises money through her PAC.
holy crap! 90 minutes of gosh darn palin! U bet that was a snooze fest!
Palin is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Doncha know Palin they all recognized a train wreck when they see one. You were there for comic relief only. You read good from a script...
Just give it up Lady you are a true mess! However, most of us hope and pray you get the nod in 2012.
Palin probably prepared for this speech by having lunch at Panda Express. She probably still can't identify China on a world map.
What was the Media doing asking the chinese people for? Where they trying to find something else to blaspheme Palin about?
public speaking was part of my job for many years and believe me barring the press was the last thing i would do. any public speaker who bars the news people either is a lousy speaker or is planning a speech which has content that can be challenged for trueness.
anyone who has heard her speak knows she is an emotional speaker, but not a good speaker. apparently she also knows she is not a truth teller and is only there because she is infamous, therefor bar the press and maybe no one on the "outside" will know she is a failure as a speaker and see and hear her lack of ethics when she speaks.
sarah palin is a joke as a speaker–she is only a piece of red meat to those who still yearn to find a way to dash the hopes and needs of any people who disagree with her and thoes use her and pretend to admire her.
If Sarah knew the real outcomes of Reaganomics, she, probably, would never use it again. Wonder, if she can explain to us-precisely what did Reaganomics do for the majority of Americans, and not just the 1% wealthy ones (e.g. Lehman debacle).