Little known fact about Sarah Palin: She likes to eat organic…she just has to shoot it first!
That's just one of the many zingers she gave during a crowd-pleasing speech at the Safari Club International (SCI) Convention in Reno this past weekend.
Tens of thousands of hunters gathered at this annual event to discuss America's favorite past-time: Hunting.
During her speech in a room filled with more
dead stuffed animals than a Toys "R" Us store, Palin shared her feelings on the importance of protecting wildlife. "I personally understand the importance of protecting the environment", she said.
She then explained further that we can't let the importance of protecting our environment endanger the energy supply within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying:
"If a caribou needs to be sacrificed for the sake of energy independence… I say, 'Mr. Caribou, maybe you need to take one for the team.'"
To emphasize her support of hunting, she even shared that her children are all named after the sport, explaining:
"Piper was named after Todd's airplane, the Piper Cub, which gets us to the hunting grounds… Bristol, Bristol Bay fishing grounds. Willow, a local sport-fishing stream. Trig, I pull the TRIG-ger. Track… I remember when we told my dad that his grandson was named Track, he said, 'Like TRACKing an elephant?'"
Some in attendance were praising her speech because "she's very pro-American", while others appreciated that she supported protecting animals. One supporter said:
"Everyone knows that hunting won't survive without animals being protected."
What do U think about Sarah Palin's speech and stance on hunting?
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