Sarah Palin spun the applause meter at the 2008 Republican National Convention when she quoted Ronald Reagan:
“You and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children, and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.”
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Longtime Texas newspaperman John Young lives in Coloradojyoungcolumn@gmail.com.