Sarah Palin, the ninth governor of Alaska, levied accusations against the press, attacked “fake feminists” and called Texas to “revitalize our identity” during the Lincoln Reagan Dinner, hosted by the Denton County GOP, recently.
More than a thousand people attended Saturday’s events, which included a silent auction and a tabling event for local election candidates, as well as a dinner that honored Palin as the night’s keynote speaker. The Denton County Republican Party’s 39th annual event was hosted for the first time at the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, left, receives a gun-shaped guitar, signed by Ted Nugent, after placing the winning bid of about $3,000 in a live auction during Saturday’s Lincoln Reagan Dinner. The Denton County Republican Party presented its annual event at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
Texas Senator Jane Nelson handled the microphone as the night’s master of ceremonies.
In her speech, she berated news reporters for perpetuating “press propaganda.” Addressing the “state of the news media,” she said, “It’s tragic because America’s finest are fighting, and even dying, for those freedoms in the free press.”
Texas Senator Jane Nelson and Blake Pyron
Lt. Govenor Dan Patrick and Susan Piel (Denton Republican Judge candidate)
Senate District 30 Republican primary challenger and state Rep. Pat Fallon with Blake Pyron
Sarah Palin and Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree
Lt. Col. Allen West and Tracy Murphree
Sarah Palin and Blake Pyron
Kelsi Bannahan - B&B Stone with Sarah Palin
Lt. Col. Allen West surrounded by Chance and Kelsi Bannahan and friends.
Congressman Michael C. Burgess and Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree