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.
why is this news? the woman has every right to earn a living...leave her alone....
Start the spin Machine CNN,
I love the headline which is obviously a play to diminish Palin's speech even as latter in the article you state these people were simply leaving for other engagements.
Love the slant on this, and this is why you continually get trounced in the ratings by Fox.
Keep up the biased and sensationalistic news reporting, I'm sure it will continue to fail for you.
I find it absurd that the Republican Party billed Sara Palin last November as being fully prepared to lead this country's foreign policy when, in fact, THIS was her first speech delivered to an international audience EVER.
Further, its remarkable that the public's standards for her are so low that simply getting through the speech without any major gaffes is seen as an accomplishment. Its clear that we fully expect her to crash and burn at every turn (because she has so many times) and that NOT FAILING becomes the new standard of success for her.
Frankly, America deserves leaders who consider getting an "A" as constituting excellence, not a "C".
So, Palin rambled on about topics ranging from Tibet to Moose? At an investors meeting? Moose she may know about, Tibet I'm not so sure. Can we not make this person fade into obscurity? Please?
Except for a lunatic fringe, no one cares.....
reaganomics in 2009 after the collapse of the housing market ?? really !!!? no wonder investors walked out of her 'forum'
Every time Palin downgrades the president she just lowers herself. I thought she had more intelligence than that but i suppose it's better we find out now just what kind of person she really is! No solutions.... just trash talk!!!!!
It is sad that for the sake of Alaska and its people, she had to resign due to the Democrats trying to bankrupt the state and interfere with her duties as Governor. However, it is the best joke of the year, Democrats filling ethics charges, that's classic, what's next maybe Octomom going after people who have more than one kid.
I feel bad for the people of Alaska, they were ignorant to just how nasty, mean, evil, and closed-mind many Americans are, but in the long run the more people who know about who and what Democrats are, the better.
Hope she enjoyed Hong Kong enough to stay there.
I feel bad for whoever had to translate her. Ever try to diagram one of Palin's sentences? Yikes! Hopefully she's getting someone else to write everything for her and she's just reading it. She may be capable of that, but left to her own devices, she's a disaster.
it's because she sucks!!!! That's why they left!
What a disgusting, biased headline, CNN - is that the best you could do - featuring "early exits" re. Palin's speech? And she "woos" them? Were any of you there? How is one "wooed," anyway - isn't that a totally subjective description?
What a stinkin', sick bunch of hypocrites you are at CNN!
90 minutes of Palin??
Would feel sorry for the attendees if they not been so unthinking to
invite her in the first place.
Do hope she did not embarress us and our country too much.
Although I might not support her political views, I certainly support the efforts of ANY female to succeed in the business world.
Good for her!!
Blah, blah, blah.
This your headline?....and you claim to not be a propaganda network
Wow, does this mean she will claim experience in international affairs?
Sarah Palin has to be the political joke of the century...
Republicans and most all Americans should be very embarrassed by this woman...
I mean WHO can actually take her serious......?
Wise men seek her! Is it too late to buy stock in Alaskan exports? Palin gets stronger every day. For all you who hate her, there are thousands to your one who just love watching her. She is a breathe of honesty, integrity and hard work. Go SARAH!
Any investment opportunity with any sort of ties to Sarah Palin would make me run in the opposite direction with my money.
Palin is very divisive and going around sprouting out the talking points of someone else's isn't a good thing when you don't research the facts first. I want to hear her respond to the question "who's writing your material, Sarah?"
Peggy Hill goes to HONG KONG.
Palin is dumber than a pile of bricks! Sorry Bricks!!
Palin is very much over exposed.
The woman is a big enough of an insult to this country as it is. For her to travel across international waters to spew her blabbering to others is unpatriotic on her part. It's like the family that wishes to keep their drunk uncle under wraps while their boss is at their home for a Christmas party. Why do we let her out? Better yet, why do we allow her to come back?
90 minutes? No wonder some left midway into the speech because it was just that: a speech without substance to it.