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What Sarah Palin Did in Iowa Left Democrats Saying Two Words: 'Thank You!


"The man can only ride you when your back is bent."

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What could Sarah Palin possible say that would leave Democrats saying, "Thank you"?

Quite a few things, it turns out.

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During her address to the Freedom Summit in Iowa Saturday, the former Alaska governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate embarked on a verbal tangent, seeming to grasp for the right words.

"The man can only ride you when your back is bent," she said amid stammers. "So strengthen it! Then the man can't ride you, America won't get taken for a ride, because so much is at stake."

The gaffe led the Democratic National Committee to issue a sarcastic two-word response: "Thank you!"

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The Daily Mail reported that Palin's seemingly unscripted comments came after her teleprompter froze.

Watch part of the botched segment of Palin's speech below:

Palin's speech also included moments of stronger oratory, as when she said that the 2016 campaign would be a "war for the sovereignty of the United States of America. We don’t sit on our thumbs next time when one of our own is being crucified, and falsely accused of whatever the hit accusation of the day happens to be: racism, sexism, whatever."

She also brandished a "Ready for Hillary" bumper sticker and implied that she was ready to take on Hillary Clinton.

"Now I'm ready for Hillary," she said. "Are you? Are you coming?"

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