"That cocaine snorting, and what he ate -- Fido? Rufus?" the former Alaska governor said, alluding to Obama's memoir, "Dreams From My Father," in which he admits both to cocaine use and being served dog by his stepfather in Indonesia. "I think it's funny that the cocktail circuit gives me a hard time for eating elk and moose. Anybody here have a pet moose? There's a difference."
"Here we are in Vegas - in Washington, too - they talk a lot about polls. There are a lot of poles in Vegas," said Palin, referring to strip club poles before addressing the president's poll numbers. "There is a reason that the figures in those polls are augmented too." The pun inspired cheers and laughter from the crowd.
On the attack, and more seriously, the former Republican governor alternated between slamming "the old media" and complimenting those in the audience, arguing that conservative activists didn't need to rely on stories from traditional news sources anymore.
She never mentioned Romney which, considering the venue, is not really significant. Judging by the crowd reaction, if the GOP is smart, they will give her a prominent speaking spot during the convention; The first night would probably be best, if you consider how she can energize conservatives.
But she is also still very controversial with independents who give her high negative ratings. It will be interesting to see how the Romney people - who are desperate to win over independents - plays the Sarah Card.