Okay, good. Appreciate you all being here. And I just want to say hi to Alaska.

Sarah Palin says the weirdest things.

Well, people who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing is more important to me than our beloved Alaska. Serving her people is the greatest honor that I could imagine.

Is she goofy? Wacky? Not playing with a full deck?

Life is too short to compromise time and resources. And though it may be tempting and more comfortable to just kind of keep your head down and plod along and appease those who are demanding, hey, just sit down and shut up, but that’s a worthless, easy path. That’s a quitters way out.

I don’t know. There might be some sense in which finishing out your elected term would be like quitting. But I don’t see how it could be as much like quitting as quitting is.

A good point guard, here’s what she does. She drives through a full-court press, protecting the ball, keeping her head up because she needs to keep her eye on the basket. And she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can win. And that is what I’m doing — keeping our eye on the ball that represents sound priorities. … And I know when it’s time to pass the ball for victory.

I have a theory. When someone keeps saying things that make no sense; and you’re thinking, how can she say that, is she daft? — but she doesn’t seem debilitated; she can add and subtract and campaign for public office and so on; she’s not autistic or psychotic or senile — maybe she’s not crazy at all. Maybe she’s not unable to discuss reality but rather unwilling. Maybe her mangled sentences and tortured logic result from having to pick and choose which facts to hide and which to reveal. Maybe she’s not a lunatic but a liar.

Take the words of General MacArthur. He said, we are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction.

And if this is an interesting theory, it is applicable to many, many people out there besides the ex-Governor of Alaska.