Gov. Palin Posts 8 CPAC Photos; One of Them Sparks a Post-CPAC Fad
Posted by Dr. Fay on March 17, 2013
Photo retrieved from @O4Palin
The post-CPAC crowd understood the significance of Governor Palin’s Big Sip:
Photo retrieved from @AGUGrizzlies.
If Sarah Palin understands anything, it’s the theatrics of a speech, and she can get a crowd riled up better than pretty much anyone in the GOP. That’s how it went this afternoon at CPAC, where she launched a fusillade of caustic zingers at President Obama, Washington, and the professional political consultant class. At no point, however, was the packed audience louder than when Palinstuck it to the man by whipping out a Big Gulp full of “pop” (soda) from behind the podium and posing for the cameras while taking a big, freedom-loving sip.
Outside the ballroom afterward, CPAC attendees raved about the stunt. “Hilarious.” “I thought that was awesome.” “I loved that.” One woman I spoke to said the moment “just really symbolized American freedom.” A man named Tomas told me that Palin holding up the Big Gulp “gave a new look to the Statue of Liberty.”