Breitbart & Palin in Madison

Palin kicks butt in Madison. Funny, people go to rallies even when they're not being paid for their appearance. Mmmm.

Palin, directing her comments to the counter protesters, said “a pension is a promise that must be kept,” and that she was speaking as the daughter of teachers and wife of a union member. “Governor Scott Walker understands this,” said Palin. “He understands that states must be solvent in order to keep their promises, and that’s what he’s trying to do. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey folks, he’s trying to save your jobs and your pensions.

The counter protesters drew the ire of Andrew Breitbart, a conservative pundit who spoke just before Palin. “Go to hell. Go to hell,” said Breitbart. “You’ve been so rude. You’re trying to divide America. Class warfare is not American.”

Palin also criticized President Barack Obama on the issue of federal spending and the deficit. “When Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan presented a plan for fiscal reform, what was Obama’s response? He demonized the voices of responsibility with class warfare and with fearmongering.” Palin praised supporters of Governor Walker and members of the Tea Party in Wisconsin. “You defended the 2010 electoral mandate. You are heroes. You are patriots. And when the history of this Tea Party movement is written, what you accomplished here will not be forgotten”