Palin Tells NRA Obama Is Exploiting Newtown
Slams 'poodle-skirted' media, gets standing ovation
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2013 7:37 AM CDT
NRA official Chris W. Cox greets Sarah Palin (in a "Women Hunt" T-shirt).   (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin proved again yesterday why she's an NRA favorite: She won a standing ovation at the group's annual convention after a strong attack on President Obama for "exploiting" the Newtown rampage, reports Politico. In the main part of her speech, she said the media attacked President Bush when he used images of the 9/11 attacks in his re-election campaign. “That same media is now the reliable poodle-skirted cheerleader for the president that writes the book on exploiting tragedy."

Palin, adorned in a "women hunt" T-shirt, also noted that son Trigg's nickname is "Trigger" and that she has a nephew whose middle name is Remington. But she got her biggest laugh going after New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, maybe the nation's biggest anti-gun advocate. At the CPAC convention in March, she mocked his big-soda ban by sipping a big gulp. Yesterday, she pulled out a can of snuff to mock his fight against tobacco products, reports CNN. "Don't make me do it," she said, before putting it away untouched. “It’s funny because Todd’s been looking for this all morning.”

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clmsman
May 6, 2013 3:07 PM CDT
Of coarse he is using Newtown he's a Democrat they operate on emotion not fact. I'm surprised he didn't have all their little coffins lined up behind him at his news comference. And all you libs who hate Palin go suck on it. Palin got a raw deal every mistake a conservative make they get put through a meat grinder yet Obama can say he was in 57 states and Oh he made a honest mistake. Joe Biden make gaft and gaft and its Oh is just Joe, Hillary makes up stories of coming under fire in Bosnia and the video shows a no issues and nothing from the press.
JimAroyo
May 6, 2013 11:50 AM CDT
Of course she's an NRA favorite. Stupid has favor with the NRA.
cornelison
May 6, 2013 6:12 AM CDT
NRA & Gun Makers = We need more dead Americans to drive up demand for guns. How many Americans are willing to die on the alter of the NRA?