Sarah Palin should give all the campaign speeches she possibly can in her possible run for president.
First and foremost: She needs to keep trying out lots of new inspirational metaphors. It doesn’t matter how dumb they sound. The more the merrier.
“The man can only ride ya when your back is bent,’ she said in Iowa Saturday as audience members looked at each other quizzically. “So strengthen it! Then the man can’t ride ya, America won’t get taken for a ride, because so much is at stake.'”
She’s reminiscent to former President George W. Bush in 2002: “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”
Much like CNN’s Newt Gingrich, Palin likes to trash the media for what she perceives is the “lamestream media” making her look like an idiot. But it’s hard to forget her interactions with the media, most poignantly her interview with Katie Couric, which quickly became an unforgettable SNL parody.
Watch a 60-second bit from her Iowa speech here.