Sister Sarah ~ Primaries are over, GOP must unite
After helping propel several upstart Republican contenders to recent primary victories, Sarah Palin said Friday that it's time for Republicans to unite now that primary season is over.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee delivered a fiery speech to about 1,400 people at the Iowa Republican Party's Reagan dinner, the party's largest annual fundraiser.
She noted that the general elections are less than two months away and stressed that Nov. 2 should be the focus of all Republicans.
"This is our movement, this is our moment," she said.
"The time for unity is near.
It is time to unite and make government work."
Her appearance in the state where precinct caucuses traditionally launch the presidential nominating season drew intense attention, but she found time to joke about it.
If she laced up her running shoes, she said, the headlines would read: "Palin in Iowa, decides to run."
Palin has been coy about her presidential intentions and masterful at keeping her name in the news since she abruptly resigned as Alaska's governor in 2009.
She's mixed political fundraisers and candidates' campaign events with speeches in which she commands fees as high as $100,000.
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