Sarah Palin hailed Wichita as a city of "hard working and patriotic liberty-loving Americans" during a rousing speech Sunday night at Intrust Bank Arena.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, appearing at a fund-raiser for the Bethel Life School Association of Wichita, spoke to a crowd of a few thousand people.
The evening had a few technical glitches. Problems with the sound system led to several short delays before the speech. Entertainer Pat Boone, who hosted the event, filled some of the time by leading the audience in a round of "Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham."
And during the speech, Palin's image disappeared from the large video screens above the floor.
But her fans greeted her with a loud cheer as Palin opened with the question: "Do you love your freedom?"
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