October 24, 2011 9:12:00 AM
TUPELO -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin invoked Tupelo's most famous son in word and feet, delighting about 6,500 fans by showing up in blue suede shoes.
Elvis Presley's story "is an all-American story that shows you anything is possible and you never know where you'll end up in this blessed land," she told the crowd Saturday at the Extraordinary Women Conference.
The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was the keynote speaker at the conference featuring Christian authors and speakers.
Women young and old hurried forward to snap photographs as Palin stood awash in pink and blue light, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
Palin told of giving her life to Christ at a Bible camp when she was a girl.
She said she was reminded of scripture when she was 44 and learned that she was pregnant with her son, Trig.
"I laughed. I remember another Sarah who laughed, too," Palin said, referring Genesis 18:12, where Abraham's 90-year-old wife laughed to herself at the idea of having a child.
With clenched fists, Palin said abortion is a great evil and children, like Trig, who was born with Down syndrome, remind society to be compassionate and loving.
Shanna Berryhill drove over from Pope to enjoy the company of other Christian ladies.
"It's a spiritual rest," said Berryhill, whose husband and two kids gave her the afternoon off. "It really ignites my heart for God," she said shortly before Palin took the stage.
Lori Zustiak of Nashville rocked her young son near the entrance as Palin finished.
"Governor Palin is just very inspiring," Zustiak said. "She reminds us of what America used to be."
hope commented at 10/24/2011 12:34:00 PM:
@Lori;she reminds us of what America used to be.
Do you mean before her party got us into all this mess? There's probably nobody that has helped to divide this country more than this lady, or politician. She likes a lot of attention, and money and wearing blue suede shoes will give it to her. She has made millions by downgrading the very ones who are trying to get us out of this mess that her party created. With a write-in beating her candidate that she was backing shows us what Alaska thought of her. Not very much! When she is on Fox news, she is anything but compassionate and loving. She sure doesn't set an example. I'm sure while she is here, some politician, who could care less about the majority of people, will get her endorsement. Where was her bus made?
hope commented at 10/24/2011 12:56:00 PM:
She will endorse a politician who will make sure, if elected, will keep MS.'s rank of #1 in poverty for another four years.
titus commented at 10/24/2011 4:10:00 PM:
Yep, she definitely don't believe in just handing out money. She actually has the nerve to believe in working for what you get. Totally ridiculous!
titus commented at 10/25/2011 2:35:00 PM:
I don't think I'm that easily fooled. I've heard that Elvis has been spotted at the 7-11, but I don't believe it. Some folks believe you can just dole out money like it grows on trees but they haven't fooled me yet. Somewhere down the road comes a day of reckoning. Maybe you should apply your logic to your self. You may find that you're the one being fooled. As far as the shoes go, would this even be a headline if someone besides her showed up in blue suede shoes? I don't think so. Politicians can't keep us in poverty, only we can do that. Opportunities exist in this country like no where else on earth, what we do with them is up to us as individuals.
hope commented at 10/25/2011 10:00:00 PM:
@titus & gogetum:Palin and others like her are the reasons that Occupy Wall Street is happening. Some people might not know why, but the fact is, it is happening. Palin and Cain and others like them say if you don't have a job, don't blame the banks and Wall Street, blame yourself. Yourself wasn't the cause of our economy collasping. It was the banks and Wall Street, and most of our manufacturing jobs going to China. People talk about doling out money we don't have. The two wars that are going on was on credit, the medicare prescriptions for drugs was on credit and on top of that, the tax cuts were added to the credit we had in the first place. So you see, we had a big problem before the Tea Party came along and with them, we have an even bigger problem, because they want to cut the tax more on the 10%.
People complain about our government and it's because it is run by corporations, some of which were the ones who caused the melt down.
Money in politics has taken away the voice of the Occupy Wall Streeters.
Jesus said it is easier for a camel to pass through an eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. Those words make me believe that our country is run by the devil. We must get money out of politics to be fair to everyone. AMEN!
gogetum commented at 10/25/2011 11:09:00 PM:
hope, you might be onto something now. Obama is a rich man but I wouldn't go so far to say he's the devil, only controlled by the devil. How much are you sending him toward the BILLION he brags about raising?? How sad.
roscoe p. coltrain commented at 10/26/2011 5:59:00 AM:
Ok, lets apply some logic. It is widely known the universe at one point long ago consisted of a dense mass of hot gases. For whatever reason, this mass of dense hot gas exploded rapidly as is evident by the still expanding universe we see today. It wasn't until recently humans were able to view this expansion, but it is clearly seen via Hubble and other studies.
So given that there is tangible evidence showing the beginning of the universe was a "big bang", how does one square this with the story being told in the Bible?
You can't. And you can't for the simple reason that there are no survivors from the beginning of that book, be it a fiction or the truth, who can vouch for the accuracy of the accounting. What you have there is a story told for which you have no tangible evidence, no witnesses, or anything else except for a book that most of you have no idea as to the origin of but I'm sure you think you do.
But on the other hand, you have a world full of scientist who can clearly see, or witness if you will, how things really started. There is tangible evidence, there are witnesses, and more tangible evidence is being found every day.
Before I went putting a lot of stock into what a "christian" had to say on any topic, I would consider that it wasn't but a few hundred years ago these same people thought the world was flat, that Hell was below your feet, and that Heaven was up above the clouds.
None of which were found to be true.
How's that for logic Buckwheat?
hope commented at 10/26/2011 9:55:00 AM:
@gogetum;before Bush left the room, he spilled the glass of milk, and in walks Obama and gets blamed for it. That's exactly the way the Republicans are trying to cover up the mistakes of the worst administration under Bush ever. As Obama says, whatever he proposes, they oppose it. Palin contributed heavily to getting a do nothing congress elected. With their approval rating at 9%, can you not see where she is destroying America? When I see Palin on her knees on FOX praying for President Obama and congress, I will know she is for real. Otherwise, she's just another greedy politician sucking in all the money she can from the rich so she can brainwash the people into believing what they (the rich) tell her to say is right.
I have and will always believe what's right will prevail, and I have heard President Obama on more than one occasion say that also.
May God bless America and the Republicans too! AMEN!
gogetum commented at 10/26/2011 2:29:00 PM:
hope---try this one on for size, compare how much your idol(Barry) has given to the church in his life time year by year to how much Gov. Palin has given to the church year by year in her life time. Facts are facts and you can't tap dance around that one. Go ahead now and sign over your ss check to him. How sad and pitiful.
greengranny commented at 10/27/2011 8:20:00 PM:
To Hope and all the others who want to blame Bush for our problems: I don't know why all you folks get so upset about what Sarah Palin does, wears, eats, etc. The problems that the U.S. is having started many years ago before George Bush and Barack O'Bama. As for O'Bama getting blamed for past mistakes, he's been blaming Bush ever since he took office. There is enough blame to go around and the O'Bama administration is one of the worst I can ever remember. I have lived through 10 presidents and O'Bama ranks right up there with Jimmy Carter. And as far as brainwashing, the Democrats are masters at this. All they ever do is lie and try to scare people into thinking if you don't vote for a Democrat that your whole world will come crumbling down. I'm not real crazy about any of the Republican candidates so far but I think any of them would be better than O'Bama.
sidewinder commented at 10/27/2011 10:46:00 PM:
I agree with greengranny 100%. I remember how horrible Carter was as president and how bad he hurt the USA under his rule and Obama is probably worse. Everybody wanted Carter as president. They wanted change. Then when he turned out to be a complete flop, you couldn't find anybody that had voted for him. They were too embarrassed to admit it. Obama has set his course for the same result. I'm looking forward to November 2012 and to make some "Change".
hope commented at 10/28/2011 10:10:00 AM:
@greengranny;our problems today happened during the Bush and Republicans dark ages or the lost decade. With his approval rating at 24% when he left office, I'm not the only one blaming him.
As for Sarah Palin, if it wasn't for FOX, it would be hard to find her name in the news, other than being a has been. Most of the people in Alaska thinks she is the worst governor that they have ever had. To prove that, a write-in beat the candidate that she endorsed. This is only the second time in history that this has happened.In the GOP candidates for President, her highest rating has been 4% and in some polls hardly moved the meter. In Alaska, she is called the quitter. Why in the lower half should we think any better of her. To me, her approval rating is what it's all about. It matters! After this, I will probably be in the crosshair.
Barbour and Palin on the same ticket. Obama would love that!
hope commented at 10/28/2011 11:22:00 AM:
@greengranny;after Palin help get all these Republicans elected in Congress in 2010, their approval rating has fallen to 9%, the lowest on record. That should tell you that the Republicans or Palin aren't too well liked. Do I need to show you more facts? I can!
hope commented at 10/28/2011 8:32:00 PM:
@greengranny;if Obama is one of the worst Presidents that you have ever seen, then what about congress? President Obama's approval rating is 41%, almost 5 times higher than congress. He may be the worst one that you have ever seen, but he replaced the worst one that's ever been.
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