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September 23, 2009

Palin Speaks in Hong Kong

Although the event was closed to the media, the Associated Press got some grainy cell phone video of Sarah Palin speaking at a financial conference in Hong Kong.

On her political philosophy: "You can call me a common-sense conservative. My approach to the issues facing my country and the world, issues that we'll discuss today, are rooted in this common-sense conservatism... Common sense conservatism deals with the reality of the world as it is. Complicated and beautiful, tragic and hopeful, we believe in the rights and the responsibilities and the inherent dignity of the individual...

"The opposite of a common-sense conservative is a liberalism that holds that there is no human problem that government can't fix if only the right people are put in charge. Unfortunately, history and common sense are not on its side. We don't trust utopian promises; we deal with human nature as it is."

The Wall Street Journal has extensive excerpts.

Here's the AP video:


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