Thursday, September 16, 2010

1,000 Hear Palin At OCPA Liberty Gala In Tulsa

By Michael McNutt/The Oklahoman ~ Oklahomans have an opportunity to tell an overreaching federal government to back off by voting for a state question that would allow the state constitution to forbid U.S. regulations that force people to buy health insurance, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told an appreciative crowd Wednesday night.

"It's your chance to send Washington a message that you've had enough," Palin, a Republican, told those attending the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Liberty Gala at the Tulsa Convention Center.

Close to 1,000 attended, said a spokesman for the Oklahoma City-based conservative think tank.

Palin was referring to State Question 756, which would amend the state constitution. It is on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Palin also encouraged the crowd to support U.S., Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Oklahoma City, in her bid for governor.

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