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Palin: ‘Screw the Hollywood left’

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) lambasted Hollywood liberals in a rambling speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday. 

The party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, who said this week she’s “interested” in a presidential bid, took the stage with to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” feeding off the energy of the crowd as she jumped from conservative topic to topic. 

{mosads}Her speech was replete with memories of her own trips to Iowa, but she also focused on one recent controversy — defending criticism over the country’s top-grossing movie, “American Sniper.” 

Palin detailed how she and her family were friends with Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL whose story is told in the biopic about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. 

“Screw the left in Hollywood who can’t understand what it is we see in someone like chris kyle and all of our vets,” Palin said, referencing comments from filmmaker Michael Moore and others who criticized the movie’s portrayal of war. 

Palin said the Oscar-nominated movie from director Clint Eastwood was breaking records because “America needs a hero again” like Kyle, who’s credited with the most confirmed kills in U.S. history. 

The Tea Party favorite also took shots at the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, saying the country was ready for different leaders. She slammed the left for pretending to offer change but instead readying for a “coronation — rinse, repeat, Clinton, rinse, repeat.” 

Palin also slammed President Obama’s government overreach, saying his executive actions when Congress didn’t act were akin to being “like an overgrown little boy who’s acting kind of spoiled.”

She urged conservatives, when considering their GOP candidates, to remember their “bold, conservative colors, not pale establishment pastels.” 


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