Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quickie speeches to signing autographs at Yankees Stadium

Not much time with the fundraisers, dancing as fast as she can. Karcher looks like he was having the time of his life.
Yesterday.... Heather Bruce, Palin stops by
Sunday, June 7, 2009

Gov. Sarah Palin told a crowd of more than a thousand in St. James Sunday night that she will continue to advocate for children and adults who have developmental disabilities. Reiterating comments from her speech at the Republican National Convention last September, in which Palin declared herself an advocate for developmentally disabled children, she stressed that her commitment to the cause has not changed just because the Republicans failed to capture the White House. PHOTOS: Sarah Palin on LI, at Yankees game "And, just because our ticket placed second, second out of two, we still have an advocate for the cause," Palin joked, which drew loud applause. Palin's 1-year-old son, Trig, was born with Down syndrome. Palin, 45, arrived in St. James after attending a Yankees game with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. She was here to help raise money for Independent Group Home Living, a nonprofit organization providing programs, services and support for people with developmental disabilities. Before her speech, she met briefly with U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), then posed for photos on a decorative bridge over a fountain, waving to the crowd. Palin, who has not ventured out of Alaska much since the end of her failed vice presidential bid, is quietly returning to the national stage. Her week-long visit to the East Coast, starting with low-key appearances in upstate New York and then Long Island, will no doubt give Palin the opportunities to build her political base. Accompanying Palin on the trip is her husband, Todd, and the couple's 14-year-old daughter, Willow, as well as Palin's sister, Heather Bruce and Bruce's son Karcher, also 14.
"We need people out there to talk for us," said Walter W. Stockton, IGHL's chief executive officer. "She represents hope to all those families who also have the burden of taking care of their special needs children."
AUTISM, YANKEE STADIUM, IGHL inc. BRIEF: talk about special needs in NY, Alaska's Palin
Independent Group Home Living Inc. after attending a New York Yankees game. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister.

sum up June 7, 2009 by Erin

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