Governor Sarah Palin had the crowd at the Time Warner Cable Arena on their feet earlier today during the NRA's Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum. A Benefactor Member of the NRA, Governor Palin joked with the crowd by saying that she didn't need the teleprompter because everything she needed to know was on the palm of her hands – the message was, “I am the NRA.”
After mentioning her son's nickname (Trig,) she quiped that someone asked, "You named your son after part of a gun? You take this NRA thing pretty seriously, don't you?"
She continued with tales of hunting in Alaska, her time since the 2008 Presidental Election, and what a treat it was to be with real people like members of the NRA here in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On the way out of the Time Warner Cable Arena, NRAblog stopped one attendee for his take on the speech.
"She was great," NRA member Gary Williams told us. "I don't know what she has planned, but she really gave a terrific speech today. Made me proud to be a member of the NRA … just like Sarah."
See more of Sarah's speech in pictures.