Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took at jab at President Barack Obama’s coffee cup salute from earlier this week.
“Our honored military — when we talk about these national security issues, our honored military, on behalf of all Americans who do support you — and we honor you, we respect you,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said Friday speaking at the Values Voters Summit in Washington.
“On behalf of all Americans to your commander-in-chief, we then will salute him,” Palin said, raising a styrofoam cup, to laughter from the audience.
Palin mistakenly identified the address of the White House in providing advice of how to handle attacks form the left.
“Well, don’t retreat, you reload with truth – which I know is an endangered species at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue anyway, truth,” Palin said. “ The media’s favorite president, he just can’t stop telling lies.”
She also jokingly ripped media outlets for reporting about a divorce that isn’t happening.
She said her husband Todd jokingly said, “Is it still that same $20 million divorce? Well, write me the check.”
“It’s kind of tragic to say it, though, at this point, what difference does it make?” Palin said, clearly mocking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”We are used to it. Sure as the sun will come up tomorrow, we expect it.”
Palin also spoke in favor of abolishing the Internal Revenue Service.
Palin made news earlier this year when she advocated for the impeachment of Obama for executive overreach. While she did not mention impeachment in her speech Friday, she called Obama a “lawless and imperial president.”
Among the most maligned conservative figures, Palin talked about the left’s lies about conservatives.
“We wear your scorn with pride,” Palin said. “The lies you tell about us mean you can’t win the argument, so you tell lies about us. We win.”