Betty on the News: Sarah Palin Speaks to Investors in Hong Kong
The former Governor of Alaska wins some and loses some at the 16th CLSA Investors’ Forum
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was the key speaker at the 16th CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong on Wednesday, which marked her first speech outside North America.
Palin discussed Reaganomics, China and human rights, Tibet, the Asian and U.S. economies and more as she spoke to investors during the 90-minute presentation.
The majority of the 1,100 strong audience said she did well, although some members opted to leave before she had finished.
“I can’t say I was actually impressed,” Mel Goode, a business developer who moved from New York to Hong Kong, stated. “She speaks well — a broad spectrum of what her beliefs are, family views. She didn’t get (into) anything too harsh … just kept it, five children, my husband’s here, we believe in what Asia’s doing, America has a way to go to get itself back together, Reaganism.”
However, Rajesh Kothari, a fund manager, said that Palin appeared to have done her homework and that he was “very impressed” with her knowledge. (CNN.com)