Politics & Government

In Salina, Kansas, Palin speaks on terrorism, bailouts

SALINA — Sarah Palin assailed federal bailouts, stimulus spending and the Obama administration's handling of terrorist activities before a record crowd at a Salina Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday night.

Palin, who spent the day in Salina, urged Kansans to pay attention to what's happening in Washington, D.C., and hold politicians accountable.

"In a time when folks so fear that much is going wrong, your town is an example of how to get it right and how to soar," she said.

The former governor of Alaska drew some of the loudest applause at the Bicentennial Center when she criticized law enforcement officials for questioning a suspected Christmas Day airplane bomber for only 50 minutes before reading him Miranda rights.

"We need a commander in chief, not a professor of constitutional law," she said as her words drowned in applause. About 6,000 people filled the arena.

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