In a speech yesterday at CPAC in a Washington D.C. suburb, former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin said President Obama lied when he promised to run the most transparent administration in the nation's history. In a speech loaded with one-liners and her signature observations, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee took aim at the "nanny state" mentality of government and rallied conservatives in attendance to action.
"Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lie," Palin said, to thunderous applause. She also told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference "We're not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. We're not here to abandon our principles in a contest of government giveaways. That's a game we will never, ever win. We're here to restore America."
"We must leave no American behind, and we must share our powerful message of freedom and liberty to all citizens - even those who may disagree on some issues," she said.
Palin also took a swipe at New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to ban large sodas, pausing during her speech to pull a Big Gulp from within her podium and taking a long sip, to cheers from the audience.
A number of national conservative leaders spoke at CPAC this week, including Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio.
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