On May 14th, 2010 I was honored to be a guest at the Susan B. Anthony Celebration of Life Breakfast held in Washington, D.C. at the Ronald Reagan Building. It was a both a dream come true and a real blessing to meet Governor Palin. When watching Palin on television she always seemed to speak from the heart and have a kind of friendly way that never knows a stranger. Upon meeting her in person, Sarah's warm personality and lovely smile truly lit up the entire room and her sincere "thank you for your support" meant so very much. As this speech opens, the first few words are not included but Palin is asking me and others from Team Sarah to stand as she publicly thanks us.
Palin's speech to the Susan B. Anthony List fundraiser attendees was more personal than political. Governor Palin talked about her own family's unplanned pregnancies, why choosing life is the right decision along with a reminder that all life has value. Out of this speech came the "mama grizzly" analogy in which Palin describes the protective mama grizzly which rises up on her hind legs to protect her cubs. Palin likened the women of the Tea Party to mama grizzlies citing "if you think pit bulls are tough, well you don't wanna mess with the mama grizzlies".