...and at least one man. C4P commentor, Sapwolf was there fending off the ladies with his wedding ring. LOL! Hopefully Todd sensed that he wasn't completely alone in that sea of estrogen. And it was a sea:
The Courier Journal has a write-up:
Palin told a Freedom Hall crowd of about 16,000 Friday night that she was there to inspire women in their faith, not to talk politics.
But the 2008 Republican candidate for vice president acknowledged she couldn’t help but do the latter, saying politics “courses through my veins.”
“This nation needs you,” Palin told the women. “Know the facts. Stand for what’s right. Don’t be discouraged by the mocking of those who want to claim we just cling to our religion. I’m the first to admit — yeah, I do cling to my faith. That’s all I’ve got...”
She asked for the women — who greeted her with an enthusiastic standing ovation — to provide a “prayer shield” to strengthen her against what she said was “deception” in the media...
“We thought she would be a very good fit for us,” Waldrep said. “There are a lot of women today who have special-needs children, such as with autism or Down syndrome.”
Palin said she struggled to maintain those convictions at the time, urgently praying that God would spare her child from the diagnosis. But she recalled looking out her Anchorage, Alaska, office on a snowy day and getting a doctor’s call confirming it.
“I had nowhere else to go… but prayer,” she said.
But when she held Trig after his birth, she was convinced they did the right thing. “Choosing life may not be the easiest path, but it really is the right path,” she said.
Special-needs children “make the world a better place,” Palin said. “It’s our job to make the world a more welcoming place for them...”
Last year, the event drew about 5,000, Waldrep said.