Twenty-seven graduating seniors at Republic High School in Washington State hit the proverbial jackpot on Saturday when they convinced tea-party heroine Sarah Palin to give their commencement address.
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“The heart of America is good, small towns just like this one,” the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, told the capped-and-gowned students.
Addressing media jabs that she might be losing her luster by agreeing to the small gig, Palin shot back saying, “Small-town America is the soul of our country.”
As one graduate noted following Palin’s speech, “This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Embrace it.”
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