RedState has this post about Governor’s “State of the State” speech yesterday, and for someone who is supposed to be a hick, inbred moron, she writes a pretty darn good, inspiring speech:
Yesterday evening Governor Palin delivered her state of the state address in Juneau. Many others in the Palin blogosphere will comment on it in the days to come. They will note that she delivered a message of fiscal responsibility. She called for a seven percent reduction in spending, a hiring freeze, and a restriction of all non-essential purchases. She spoke of energy and education and health care, and she stressed personal responsibility and prudence.
What I wish to focus on is the words she used to open her remarks. We learned a few days ago that Governor Palin wrote this address herself and spend a great deal of time tinkering with the wording to get it just right. So let’s ponder what she said here:
Today, when challenges may seem as high as Mt. McKinley, and change as constant as the mighty Yukon flows, and political events send shockwaves through our foundation like the ‘64 quake – what do Alaskans do? We climb Denali, we forge the river, we rebuild a stronger foundation on higher ground. When it matters most, lesser differences fall away. Just like family, Alaskans unite.
It was this kind of determined action that turned the northland wilds into a territory, a territory into a state, and that state, across 50 years, into a land of industry, opportunity, and enduring beauty. And now that perseverance is needed again, as we go through a time of testing for our country – a time of economic worry for many Alaskans – a time of challenge to the wisdom and resolve of state government.
Governor Wally Hickel said he feared more than any economic depression – a depression of the spirit. Alaska, it’s time we revive the optimistic, pioneering spirit that our founding mothers and fathers birthed in our State Constitution! As we celebrate statehood – let that spirit rise now, and our actions correspond as our founders intended.
There’s a ton more HERE. If you’re not bookmarking RedState and reading it regularly, you damn well ought to be.
Go, Read already. Make a Liberal angry.