LONG BEACH, CA – Sarah Palin is up to her usual antics – making headlines for the wrong reasons!
Sarah Palin’s speech at California State University didn’t go according to plan. Addressing a crowd at a fundraiser, Palin thought that she would make her speech more memorable by paying homage to a highly esteemed alum, Ronald Reagan.
“This is Reagan country, and perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California’s Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State,” Palin told the crowd.
Unfortunately for Palin, her research and preparation for the speech was just a little off. Reagan went to Eureka College in Illinois from 1928 to 1932, not in California. The former president didn’t move out to California until five years after his graduation. There’s actually no Eureka College in California. Add that one onto the former Alaska governor’s list of incredible gaffes.
Immediately after her speech, a live microphone caught voices in the press area trashing Palin, Mediate reported. “The dumbness doesn’t just come from soundbites,” one complained. The Fox affiliate, Fox40, owned the microphone but says their reporters did not make the comments.
“I feel like I just got off a roller coaster, going round and round,” another said. “S*** flying out everywhere.”
“I don’t know how we’re gonna make a story out of that,” another voice is heard saying.
“The comments overheard were made by reporters assembled from other newspaper and television outlets,” the station said. “At no time was the voice of our photographer or our reporter heard on the stream.”
Regardless of Palin’s mistake, the fundraiser was still a success. The gathering brought in more than $200,000, making it the most successful fundraiser in the university’s history, said university foundation board President Matt Swanson.