Audio here. It’s only 15 minutes long and kicks off with a salute to the Gipper (she was introducing his son Michael), but stick with the middle third if you’re only interested in the economic stuff. A bit rambly, but Palinistas would say that’s all part of the charm.
“We need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population, and fearful lawmakers, being led to believe that big government is the answer, to bail out the private sector, because then government gets to get in there and control it,” she said. “And mark my words, this is going to be next, I fear, bail out next debt-ridden states. Then government gets to get in there and control the people.”
“Some in Washington would approach our economic woes in ways that absolutely defy Economics 101, and they fly in the face of principles, providing opportunity for industrious Americans to succeed or to fail on their own accord,” she said. “Those principles it makes you wonder what the heck some in Washington are trying to accomplish here.”
The sacred name of The One is never uttered, but given his burning desire to control the people by nationalizing their medical care, it’s clear enough whom she has in mind when she refers to “some in Washington.” Or is it?