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At CPAC, Palin Still a Rock Star

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Sarah Palin, the GOP candidate for vice-president in 2008, and former Alaska governor, delivers the keynote address to activists from America's political right at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sarah Palin's visit Saturday to the Conservative Political Action Committee confirmed she remains an icon of the party's activist wing even if her clout within the GOP has diminished.
Her speech, part of which chided pundits who predict an extended presidential primary will harm the party, was interrupted frequently by uproarious applause as she offered one stinging criticism of the Obama administration after another. 
The one-liners she aimed at the president delighted the crowd in way the three GOP candidates who spoke Friday - Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney - never did.

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