UPDATE: Here is video of the Q&A session which followed her keynote speech. There were connection problems making capture of the speech itself difficult, but we’re still looking for a source for that.

UPDATE2: PalinTV got it! Here’s video of the speech.

And here’s a transcript of Governor Palin’s remarks as well (HT TAM BostonBruin).

At approximately 10:00-10:30am ET (7:00-7:30am PT) Governor Palin will deliver the closing keynote speech at the India Today Conclave gathering in New Delhi. You can watch the speech, and the question & answer session that following, live via this stream. Consider this post your Open Thread for the event.

Also, if you are on Twitter #ITConclave is the special hashtag to gather all the India Conclave comments. Let’s make sure those afflicted with Palin Derangement Syndrome do not control that hashtag stream by Tweeting during Governor Palin’s address your comments.

On Sunday Governor Palin travels to Israel. I will have updates on that trip as soon as they’re available. Here is her statement regarding the Israel trip, via SarahPAC:

Statement from Governor Palin on her upcoming trip to Israel

Following her remarks in New Delhi, Governor Sarah Palin will stop in Israel before returning to the U.S. for a previously scheduled event.

“I’m thankful to be able to travel to Israel on my way back to the U.S.,” Governor Palin said. “As the world confronts sweeping changes and new realities, I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the key issues facing his country, our ally Israel.”

This is Governor Palin’s first international trip in three months. In December of 2010, she visited Haiti on a humanitarian mission with the Rev. Franklin Graham. In 2009, Gov. Palin traveled to Kosovo and Germany to visit U.S. troops as head of the Alaska National Guard and later addressed a conference of international investors in Hong Kong. Gov. Palin also visited the Middle East in 2007 when she traveled to Kuwait and Germany to meet with troops and conduct re-enlistment ceremonies.

Other upcoming Palin speeches:

Wednesday, March 23, Naples, FL Townhall Distinguished Speaker Series

Saturday, April 30, Bethesda, MD “Heroes Among Us” Event

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  1. MaccabeeMaven says:

    See! Presidentin’ isn’t hard for everyone. Palin leads with ease.

    Thank you for posting the link to the live stream tomorrow. ~M

  2. ecu22331963 says:

    Thanks for the Live Stream feed!

  3. ShArKy666 says:

    holy crap, this live stream is god awful…lol..it keeps starting and stopping.
    it is better than nothing tho 🙂

    • Tammy says:

      Ugh, you’re not kidding. I have a download of 30 mbps where I am and their stream is horrible. I wondered if they understood the stream demand Palin would bring, apparently not. O do appreciate their effort and even the idea to offer the stream. I’m not relying on the tweet stream for updates. I’m sure PalinTV will have the speech and q&a in its entirety later.

      • ShArKy666 says:

        yeh i think so too tammy…i still watched it tho. sarah was great, loveable and articulate..AS ALWAYS….thanks so much for telling us about it.

    • ecu22331963 says:

      Maybe, just maybe, the India Today Conclave organization did not realize that Palin supporters would not be the only one’s viewing the speech, but rather all of the USA major news media outlets, Saturday Night Live, and of course the Democratic Party.

      As Rush says, “Don’t doubt me”.

      I believe Live Feeds maintains a register of all IP’s using there feed.

      Finally, I wonder if Sarah Palin’s scheduled speech had anything to do with Obama’s OK to launch missiles into Libya today.

      Just think out loud.

  4. dennisl59 says:

    Just finished watching the live stream of Palin’s speech and Q&A. First, the stream only hung twice the entire time I was watching, did a refresh, then g2g. Second, the live Facebook comments were, as expected, filled with the usual ad hominem attacks, but split about 50/50, pro and con.

    Positive: Spoke about Energy. She owns the issue, period. The National Debt, that’s an easy one-check. Individual Freedom and Liberty-check. “Raised to defend the Truth”-Home Run.

    1) Needs a better hair-do or style. It does nothing to enhance her natural good looks.
    2) Still using the word, Terrorism , when, in truth, it’s Islamofascism.
    3) Needs a ‘Speech Doctor’-her topics, vision are spot on and the sentiment is there, it’s that the words/sentences and paragraphs don’t, to me, sound ‘quite right’, organized properly or coherent.
    4) Needs more vocal practice/coaching giving speeches, it didn’t ‘flow’.
    5) Her answers were like a job interview, made me uncomfortable at times. Did she sound nervous to you too?
    5) What’s with the outfit? Ugh.

    Finally the audience. To me anyway, I think they were rude and impolite, the smattering of applause was pathetic and weak, even as she closed the speech as if it filled with MSM reporters from America.

    • varmint says:

      About #2, I think of it as “Islamic Fascist terrorism.”
      About #3 and #4, I saw this thing about body language lately. There was a part about politicians and how they learn to manipulate their vocal tone and to use rhythmic effects and body language to influence the audience emotionally. Since I want Sarah to be maximally effective I hope she gets a quick tutorial from an expert once in a while. If she is not comfortable with the idea then okay, I personally like her as is. She’s like the girl next door who could break your heart with her natural beauty and constantly surprising smart insights, and humor that makes you laugh until you cry.
      I don’t want some Bryn Mawr polished, Progressive, social stratification “New Aristocracy” upper crust Creepazoid, anyway. Give me an American gal who can look at home riding horseback around the Reagan Ranch and who tips us off as to the difference and danger of Crony Capitalism and is concerned about a giant Army being built in China and realizes how important India is to us. Give me an American gal who has moral credibility and a record as a reformer that scares Hell out of both RINO and Democrat Corruptocrats. I don’t care if she wears jeans, cowboy boots with spurs, twin Colt .45’s and a ten gallon hat in the oval office. In fact I hope she does, and eats moose chili with the visiting Heads of State.

  5. Crueladev says:

    Happy 10th Birthday Piper Palin! Thanks for sharing your Mom with the WORLD!!! #blamepiper

  6. jeaneeinabottle says:

    My stream wasn’t too bad, her outfit is hers , I don’t want her to change her “image” unless she wants to change it and her speech was about what is important, freedom, the power of the individual and the freemarket. I wish they would of asked different questions, they seemed to zero in on what she would do as president, but I know the answer to that already. We don’t understand what other countries are going through right now, I assume it’s worse than we are but I know most want the same thing we do, it’s ingrained in each of us, freedom, to follow our dreams and we want the best for our children, all humans want this. They see Obama is a disaster, we all see it, until that changes the world is in a spiral. I think she was great as always but I’m drawn to freedom lovers and smart, honest women {:) God Bless India, USA and Gov Palin.

  7. creativegeek says:

    Extremely impressive showing by the Governor.

    She laid out what I think will be her platform when she runs…

    – Energy independence will be a key focus and she’ll show how it is intrinsically linked with every facet of our economy

    – Shrinking the size and scope of government…cutting not only waste and fraud but also moving things to the private sector and out of the government’s purview

    – Encouraging private sector growth by getting the government off the backs of entrepreneurs (ending destructive over regulation and killing Obamacare…although I didn’t hear her mention it specifically here)

    – Strong national security…let our friends know we support them, let our enemies know to beware…and let those we have a mixed relationship to understand the boundaries of our relationship. Also there’s only so much she can and should say here since each situation needs to be handled differently…some with private negotiations and such

    In a Palin presidency, America will once again be open for business. Our friends will know they can rely on us and our enemies know that they will be challenged and taken to task for their deeds.

    In short, and to quote the next President of the United States, 2012 can’t come soon enough.

    • creativegeek says:

      I was also intrigued by a few other things…

      – the interviewer in the Q/A treated her like she already was the President…or that it at the very least was a foregone conclusion.

      – Palin said that it was policy not to talk down our President in foreign countries…but that, to my knowledge, is only true of those who are currently in office. The fact that she positioned herself in that light suggests to me at least that she already views herself as someone who is auditioning for government service.

  8. rickh says:

    Missed most of the Q and A. The speech was well done and handled with class. Yes she needs a little help in the presentation at times, but nothing that can’t be worked on (with someone’s help- Tammy Bruce?) You simply don’t get the pure Star Power that Sarah brings in a political person but maybe once a generation- If you’re lucky. That cannot be underestimated. When I get into these little battles with people about her, the way to shut it down is simply point out how we’ve tried the “intellectual” crap. How’s that worked out so far? Being the President is about Leadership, not being a professor. Sarah has Guts, Leadership, Morals, Values, and Star Power. She will also surround herself with quality people that are the same.

    The one thing I would suggest she start doing more of is to reference stories of real people. There are millions of them. Reagan was the master of this. Facts tell and Stories sell. Get the attention off of her and onto real people and how they are being affected by this joke of an ‘administration’. A little well timed bit of self-deprecating humor is always brilliant as well.

    Once she get’s all this down, she’ll be just fine.

    • dennisl59 says:

      “Facts Tell and Stories Sell” How true. In my opinion, I see her as a “diamond in the rough”, she’s just ‘this close(thumb/forefinger)’ to the next level. What comes to mind is what happened to Bruce Springsteen between album #2 and “Born to Run”. Same person, same sentiment, same vision, same everything, but taken to a greater, higher level and when you heard it, you just knew he’d achieved it. There is an “Art” to Politics, I believe. And even the best Artists(dancers, painters, musicians, etc) go to Mentors and Teachers that help them that last final step to Greatness. This is my wish for Sara Palin.

  9. creativegeek says:

    I agree with the critique about her delivery. Stylistically, yes, she could use some more polish. Perhaps getting a speechwriter to help make the presentation more statesmanlike?

    I was talking about the content of her words, not her delivery style. And that was exceptional.

    The rest can be improved upon and I have no doubt that as a candidate, we will see a more polished Palin.

  10. Therese says:

    I am not sure I understand the critique of her style at all. I, for one, don’t want to see her to “play” to audiences. I love it when she “speaks” to audiences. And as far as I could tell, that is what she did. There was so much substance in what she spoke about. From honoring Japan, to acknowledging our common roots with India. Her answers were frank, direct and very honest. It’s that unscripted “style” that is so endearing. Sounds like she would like to see a contested primary on the Democratic side. She said it was a time for a woman president, and she seemed to be pretty comfortable when she said it.

    That’s my two cents. I gave the speech an overwhelming thumbs up.

  11. LJZumpano says:

    Not even Gov Palin can keep me from my Saturday morning time with my 4yr old grandaughter, so I didn’t get to view the speech, though I caught most of the tweets toward the end. Reading the comments above makes me realize how we want to see the Gov succeed. We have come to know her heart and want the world to “get what she is about” as well as we do. To me what she said was not as important as the audience that heard her words. Just as the LIA appearance gave the movers and shakers in the business community the opportunity to get to know her, this India appearance gave her a chance to reach world leaders. They saw a serious person, with a vision for America, who may indeed become the most powerful person on earth, POTUS. That fact will become part of their calculation for the future. Like her or not, she cannot be ignored.

  12. BostonBruin says:

    Video of the Q&A is now available at RightScoop.

    Lots of great one-liners by our President-in-Waiting. I especially liked the comment that the tax & spend policies of the liberals are what’s in decline in America, but they’re not going to the grave quietly. The moderator almost made me fall out of my chair when he said during the Q&A that India has been better off with a Republican US President than a Democrat. Ouch!

  13. rickh says:

    Off subject, but just had to do it. Obama goin’ to Rio:

    “Oh when the world is…. when the world goes up in flames, I got to Rio…de Janeiro… my oh me oh!… I go wild and then I have to do the Samba, I’m Obama….Now I’m not the kind of leader with a passionate persuasion for decisions… or a vision…. But I give in to the unions and my eyes follow the rhythm of the screens….wo ooo oh!”


  14. ShArKy666 says:

    there’s one thing that sarah does when she i think gets a little nervous…she starts to smack her lips a little bit…she did it a lot in the opening of the speech she gave at the beck restoring honor rally…hell i can understand being nervous when ur in front of the largest crowd OF UR LIFE…over half a million people..i just wish she wouldn’t do that..but oh well..hey we gotta take a little bad with the good..right??? lol

  15. ffigtree says:

    I’ve been planting strawberries all morning so I haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet. Enjoying everyone’s comments & looking forward to Tammy’s assessment. Like what BostonBruin said: President in waiting. 😉

  16. Artgal says:

    It’s important to remember Palin, though being streamed worldwide, was addressing the audience in India – not here – telling them about her vision for our country, her respect for India and really, it was out-reach to India in what – I am so hoping – will be a Palin presidency. I cannot help but think India is concerned about policies being enacted by this administration, and I’m sure they have a much clearer view of our Communist-In-Chief than many in this nation do!

    I think it’s also important to consider an audience in India is going to behave differently than we do in the states when Palin addresses an audience here. Theirs was more controlled – it’s the way they show respect.

    Palin’s speech style and such is her own. That’s one of many reasons I admire her: she’s herself. Our society has become familiar with polished plastic people taking to a podium carefully manicured saying all the ‘right’ things in a ‘statesman-like’ manner that winds up meaning absolutely nothing in the end. Sarah speaks from the heart & owns her message; it means something to her and that’s why it resonates with us and with others around the world who are welcoming her to their country: they see a big difference between her message and Obama. They want to learn more about her, and it appears they are already taking her far more seriously than our media and politically elite do!

    For all the critique of her style, let’s be thankful we have someone in a position of power in American politics who is going overseas elevating this nation instead of apologizing for it. As I recall, the guy bowing to terrorists and apologizing for our nation used an expansive vocabulary to effectively stab us in the back -and it was all delivered just like a statesman.

    • BostonBruin says:

      This is my favorite quote:

      Friends: some people want to claim that the geopolitical stage is ‘so changing’ & some actually claim ‘America is in decline’. “The United States,” they’d say, “will soon be a shadow of its former self.” I completely reject this! It represents wrong-headed thinking by some friends & wishful thinking by our enemies! America’s demise has been predicted before. It didn’t happen then. It won’t happen now.

      No, America is not in decline! What is in decline? It is the idea of a ‘Tax-&-Spend, Centralized Bureaucracy’ that has brought America to the point of debt & deficits in the first place. These “Big Government” ideas are once again being consigned to the ash heap of history – though they won’t go quietly to the grave.

    • Tammy says:

      Thanks Boston, will get that on the main page.

  17. dr4ensic says:

    Palin is getting better and Michelle is getting bigger. What’s up with that “no business” dress she was wearing in Rio? She has “no business” wearing anything that makes her butt look bigger. You could sit a cup snd saucer on her rear. A “BIG ASS” cup and saucer.

  18. wilde1 says:

    As far as Palin’s fashion style, I wish she would beat the fashionistas at their own game. She has the figure to kill the liberals. When she campaigns for the presidency, I prefer her look to be the one she had on Charlie Rose’s show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZlWnCcBFpo

    She should not be shy about promoting top American designers Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. I know for a fact those designers are disenchanted with Michelle Obama because she is not helping the American fashion industry. Michelle prefers wearing no name designers that are on brink of bankruptcy. Palin should have a secret shopper pick out form fitting Calvin Klein jackets. Presentation is important. For the first major debate with the GOP guys, she should wear a white jacket to contrast the dark suits on the men. Red is expected as a power color. I say this because I am tired of all the fashion mags raving about Michelle’s style and arms and airbrushing the derrière.

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  20. yayii says:

    I thought Gov Palin gave a very informative and inspirational speech. Loved that she highlighted American exceptionalism and what other countries can also strive to achieve. God bless Gov Palin!

  21. yayii says:

    Just watched the Q&A. That was awesome!

    • Kimj7157 says:

      I agree! And it’s good to know that some of those at “India Today” are paying attention and recognize the positive FORCE that is Sarah Palin.

  22. FreedomsWings says:

    I actually think Sarah’s delivery has been getting better. I find myself unable to listen to her at times because her voice can get very shrill, especially when raised, but she sounded good here. And her earlier addresses sounded like run on sentences lumped together because she wouldn’t pause in the right places. She seems to be pausing more for effect and it sounds much better. I like that this is happening – and it will only get better – because she has a great and powerful message. I think even the critics will be more inclined to listen as she refines her delivery.

    And as a picky aside, that top was horrible! She looked fabulous from the waist down so one can overlook the top unlike with Moochelle who can’t dress and is a wide load below the waist.

  23. Kimj7157 says:

    Loved her style. Loved the speech. Thought she did a great job, and I’m no pushover. It was important that she talked about her career in politics that began 20 years ago, and clearly communicated her vision and listed her impressive accomplishments over the years. She knows–from experience–what is necessary and what is possible and how it all ties in together. And she clearly showed that she does, indeed, OWN the energy issue.
    And this line stood out for me:

    “My vision for my Country is an America that (unleashes those strengths and) CONFIDENTLY engages in LEADERSHIP across the world.” Completely contradictory to the “vison”–or lack there of–of our current president. (And I won’t capitalize the “p” as long as the thing is in office.)

    And, in my opinion, Sarah doesn’t need more “polish” and “style” in an attempt to mold her into an image that people may have come to expect. To somehow make her more like the status quo statesman or more presentable in some way. She’s gotten to where she is on her own terms. I trust Sarah Palin to make changes only as she sees fit–as a natural progression of personal growth in an already extraordinary human being. I COMPLETELY trust her and her instincts and the care with which she would lead America. She has inspired that in me by the individual she has been in the past and the person she is today.

  24. rickh says:

    Love Sarah, love Herman Cain. Just saw his CSpan in depth interview. Gotta tell ya, the man is very, very strong and getting stronger. Dream Team- Cain/Palin

  25. jeaneeinabottle says:

    I like Cain too but he doesn’t have a record of governing and that makes me nerves. With the mess urkel is going to leave I want someone I can trust to do the right thing. She’s been vetted hard. If America doesn’t chose her life as we knew it is gone I’m afraid. Just have to wait and see what happens.

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