Gov. Palin after her speech

Michigan AFP With Gov. Sarah Palin

On Saturday morning about 0315 I hit the road and drove up to Clarkston, Michigan to The Americans For Prosperity "Defending The American Dream Conference." Earlier in the week I had been sent an invitation by email from Erik Telford, of AFP inviting me to the conference as a special guest. I could not pass that one up. I arrived at beautiful Mt. Zion Church around 0730.

The conference was scheduled to begin at 0900. There was also a breakfast and picture with Governor Palin session at 0800.

Upon arrival I was greeted with smiles from everyone waiting in line to enter, and by the Fox News crew already set up in the parking lot next to my car. I walked up to the entrance and asked if I was at the right door for general admission, and I was surprised at the response that the security people and volunteers gave me. They thanked me for being there and allowed me to enter before the doors were opened after I told them that I had drove up from Indiana to be there. I walked in and was greeted by Erik and given my ID badge and media credentials.

I was also given a quick tour of the auditorium. I then returned to my car and escorted my wife inside. After we arrived inside and found our seats, I received a call on the phone from Pam Rietch of Mchigan AFP. She told me that I was invited to the breakfast and that I would also be taking a picture with Governor Palin. I wasted no time finding the room where the breakfast was being held. The food was great, and the people were very friendly.

After about 30 minutes a lady came out and gave us instructions for our short visit with the Governor, and our photo. We were escorted to the area and I had the opportunity to meet The Governor, and her husband. As I walked up to her she approached me and reached out for my hand as she said "I love your shirt." I was wearing a polo shirt with a U.S. Army patch on the front. I then greeted her and presented her and her husband with two Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day T-Shirts.

On the way out, I stopped and shook hands with Todd Palin, and gave him words of appreciation for their son that is serving in the U.S. Army. I can't wait to receive my photo in the mail.

Then it was back off to the Main Sanctuary for the general session.

Speakers included Governor Sarah Palin, Nolan Finley of Detroit News, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young, Tim Phillips of Americans For Prosperity, Phil Kerpen Of Americans For Prosperity, and Scott Hagerstorm Michigan Director of Americans For Prosperity.

After the general session we had a break for lunch, and returned for break out sessions until 3:00 P.M. There was a Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Forum from 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

All of the speakers were fired up and very informational. Governor Palin spoke for over 30 minutes, and took the time to sign books and shake hands after her speech.

I want to thank AFP for inviting me to this event, and for planning such events throughout the country.

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Qman says ... on Tuesday, May 4 at 4:02 PM


W8DOT says ... on Monday, May 3 at 1:17 PM

Glad to hear that you had a good time in MI, and I probably saw you there - amongst the 2000 others. I only came from about a mile away, where I emphasize the INDEPENDENCE MI over the Village/Post Ofc of Clarkston. I'll check on the ARMAD, too!

Amy says ... on Monday, May 3 at 12:08 PM

Qman: Oh yes, I have. Funny, the speech never changes. "Real America," "patriots," blah blah blah. NOTHING substantive. SHE'S the one inciting hate. Love to slug down a beer with her, why not? But as is, she's ruining my country, and u know it.

Qman says ... on Monday, May 3 at 9:32 AM

Do I think Palin should run for President No. She does however have some valid FACTS to think about. So keep on drinking the kool-aid and enjoying that "change" I will keep working to support your ignorant, misinformed masses.

Qman says ... on Monday, May 3 at 9:28 AM

To all of you who are bashing Sarah Palin, calling her an uneducated "lier", which by the way is spelled "LIAR", really should not be so hateful. You do not know this women personally, and more than likely have never listened to an entire speech.

Amy says ... on Monday, May 3 at 4:33 AM

JC: Sorry you are so scornful toward those of us who still believe that education is a good thing. I'm hateful? Take a look at your queen. Nothing sad about calling a spade a spade, idiot. She demeans the human race. Period.

PDP says ... on Monday, May 3 at 1:46 AM

Whether you agree with Sarah Palin or not, you can at least refrain from the hate-mongering. No one is as one-sided as you're making her out to be. Believe it or not, there are intelligent people on both party lines.

jr says ... on Monday, May 3 at 12:41 AM

why don't you all get a life and stop bashing the greatest american women ever known. you all are envy of her because she is intelligent, smart, has a great character, and is beautiful who stands up for the america constitution.

JC says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 9:52 PM Public Ivy League education must have failed me. You appear hateful. Again, very sad, to stoop to such a demeaning level.

Lily says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 8:17 PM

I am not a fan of Sarah Palin, HOWEVER, I have a feeling that the person that spelled the word liar like this LIER is the same person using different ID's. What a jerky thing to do; probably the same person using the word WOW so often.

Amy says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 6:09 PM

"Go educated yourselves"? Hmm. I have, and it's a no-brainer. SP is OUT OF HER LEAGUE. It just hurts, because she reminds you of yourselves, under educated, ill-prepared, and incapable of making a graceful exit. In the meantime, she is hateful.

Bob says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 6:02 PM

And Yes I purposely spelled his name with a lower case. He does not deserve to be capitalized.

JC says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 5:43 PM

Wow. What a sad, sad group of people you are! How can any of you look in the mirror and be content with yourselves? If this individual is so inconsequential, why waste your time bashing? Sarah will have the last laugh in 2012. Go educated youselves..

Amy says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 3:18 PM

Ha-ha, wingnuts, Palin '12! (that will ENSURE an Obama victory!!!!!)

Raiderboy says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 3:12 PM

Ha-ha lefties, Palin 12!

Amy says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 2:47 PM

Felix, if you think for 2 seconds that a person's character is based on how much $ they make, you're a loser. I don't live on your tax dollars. But I bet I'll be paying for YOU when u refuse to buy health insurance and have to go to the ER.

Amy says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 2:39 PM

Not jealous. Sarah Palin is a dangerous, inflammatory hypocrite who is ruining this country. By the way, oh author extraordinaire, the term for Palin is "former" or "ex-" governor.

Amy says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 2:37 PM

Not only did he vandalize school buses by cutting the BRAKE LINES, but he did so to 40 (count them, FORTY) buses.

Felix says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 12:43 PM

When u pathetic losers that bash Sarah look that good, have 5 wonderful children and make 12 million in 8 month, let me know. Otherwise shut the hell up, u losers. Jealous pathetic people, probably living off my tax dollars,

Joan says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:35 AM

Sarah Palin is a train wreck, nothing more, she has nothing to offer, shes too stupid and vapid!

Amber says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:35 AM

When I see Palin I laugh, she is such a cartoon! Doesn't she realize that smart people are laughing at her?

Cheryl says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:34 AM

Wow-Track Palin was in jail!!!! Sarah Palin should be ashamed of her kids!

Daniel says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:33 AM

Sarah Palin is nothing but a quitter and a grifter, making trouble to get only money, she is a horrid women!

David says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:32 AM

Anyone can tell that when Sarah opens her mouth, she is street smart white trash.

Suzie says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:14 AM

My friend knows someone that works for Katie Couric and she was telling me how Katie and her staff laugh at the Palins and make fun of her. Its funny!

John says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:13 AM

Everyone knows that Sarah Palin doesn't take care of her kids, thats obvious! White trash!

Lori says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:12 AM


Molly says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:12 AM

Sarah Palin is such a small petty vile women. Her kids are all losers and she will need to support the messed up family she has!

Joan says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:10 AM

Wow- Track was going to jail for vandalizing school buses? Sarah Palin what a lier, she made him out to look good, I hate this women!

Caley says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:09 AM

Sarah Palin is uneducated, a lier, a joke, mean and petty. Please send this idiot back to Alaska, she is disgusting!

Christine says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:09 AM

Sign Up to boycott Sarah Palin and TLC. They have alot of signatures. We want to get rid of the joke of a women. Sarah Palin only looking for money!

Jennifer says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:07 AM

Thats horrible about Palins family and her messed up kids. Track was going to jail, one daughter with a illigitimate kid, another aressted, Piper never in school. Poor Trig, he needs love from his mother and Sarah is never around.

Larry says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:06 AM

Sarah Palin is running for the money, spreading her lies, did she say anything about the oil spill. This women is disgusting.

Susan says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:05 AM

Sarah Palin is a lier, a fraud, doesn't take care of her kids, they are all uneducated like her. Sarah Palin is a joke! Rednecks like her because they have the same mentality.

Mike says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:04 AM

Yes, I read that and Willow was also recently aressted for vandalizing a house. Its obvious that Palin needs to take care of her kids, they are wild like her!

Catherine says ... on Sunday, May 2 at 11:03 AM

Hey Guy, Did you know the reason why Sarah Palin's son is in the military, its because he was offered the military instead of jail time for vandalizing school buses. He and a bunch of other kids broke the brake lines of school buses.

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