Denver, Colorado (Exclusive to The Adobo Chronicles) – Many people know about Sarah Palin’s recent speech in Denver, ranting for more than 30 minutes about impeaching President Barack Obama. But very few people know that the former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor was arrested for public intoxication.
Palin was guest speaker at the Western Conservative Summit. Apparently, she flew into Denver the same day and was reportedly anxious about the turbulence on the approach to the Denver airport. A flight attendant said that Palin had ordered several shots of tequila as a way to calm her nerves.
Upon arrival in Denver, she was picked up at the airport by a limousine driver who was to take her to the site of the summit. Along the way, she made one brief stop at a marijuana retail shop a few miles from the airport.
She received a warm welcome from the summit organizers who offered her not one, not two, but three glasses of chardonnay. Then it was time for her to deliver her speech. One observer described her drunken speech as lacking in substance and full of Tea Party talking points that sounded like excepts from a poetry slam competition.
One audience member called the Denver police to complain about Palin’s drunken behavior which led to her arrest for public intoxication. The police report indicated that in addition to her blood alcohol level which was three times the legal limit, she was also high on drugs. That explained her brief stop on her way to her speaking engagement.
Denver police, however, said that she was only charged and arrested for public intoxication and not for being under the influence of controlled substance because, as most everyone knows, the state of Colorado has now legalized the recreational use of marijuana.
Palin was released 5 hours later after posting bail and sobering up.
For our readers who are curious and at the same time patient enough to listen to Palin’s drunken speech, here it is in its entirety: