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Sarah Palin needles Obama, Republicans in speech

Published on Mar 17, 2013 6:13 AM
 
Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, holds up a large soda as she speaks about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed large soda ban, at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union held its annual conference in the suburb of Washington, DC to rally conservatives and generate ideas. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

OXON HILL, Maryland (AFP) - Former United States vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin took center stage to speak before conservative activists Saturday, needling President Barack Obama and even fellow Republicans.

"We don't have leadership coming out of Washington, we have reality television, except it's really bad reality TV, and the American people tuned out a long time ago," Ms Palin told the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, held near Washington.

Ms Palin, a former Alaska governor who was John McCain's running mate in 2008, has since served as contributor for the Fox News channel and even starred in her own reality show in 2010.

"Mr President, we admit it, you won, accept it. Now step away from the teleprompter and do your job!" she said in a swipe at Mr Obama.

 
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