It’s the end of Sarah Palin’s reign as Alaska governor this weekend. Addressing a friendly crowd, and using the occasion to take a shot at the media, Palin remarked:
“Interrupting the applause, Palin said: "I wish that some in the media would keep things like that in perspective, what is really important in our country. And what is important is our freedoms, America's security, our liberty."
Later, citing military families that have lost loved ones, she again drew loud applause by saying: "Let us continue to love our country, be proud of our country, never apologize for our country."
This was clearly an event for Palin supporters who gathered in a military “Honor Garden”.
"She's just like most of us," explained Brenda Davis, a Palin fan from Wasilla wearing a "Go Sarah!" shirt. "Mom, Christian, conservative, Republican, family lady.”
A different kind of send-off was offered by David Letterman: