Palin as a Speaker

At lunch today, I mentioned my involvement with C4P to Phil Kerpen, head of American Commitment in Washington.

He told me of his experience with Sarah Palin when she was a keynoter for a conference he helped put on for another group a few years ago. “Her staff asked what issues she should cover, and when she came she had our reply in her hand, covered with extensive notes in her own handwriting. She focused on the issues, and had clearly thought about them. (In contrast to so many pols, who have one canned speech they give on all occasions.) She was great.”

None of this will surprise readers of this site, but it is always nice to have confirmation of one’s views from an outside source. And Phil runs a good operation; his high opinion is not lightly given.



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Author: "Ending 'Big SIS' (The Special Interest State) and Renewing the American Republic" (2012) [www.SpecialInterestState.org] and "Property Matters--How Property Rights Are Under Assault and Why You Should Care" (1997). Some former jobs: Assistant Director of Consumer Protection in FTC; member of the Program Analysis Staff of the US Bureau of the Budget; Research Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States; Director of IPCentral at the Progress & Freedom Foundation; VP & GC of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest. Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, former Book Review Editor of the Harvard Law Review.