While President Obama takes to the podium to deliver his second State of the Union speech on Tuesday, January 25th, Sarah Palin will step to the podium as well, delivering the keynote address to the 54th Annual Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award Dinner.
According to its website, the Weatherby Foundation’s objective “is to educate the non-hunting public on the beneficial role of ethical sport hunting and its contribution to wildlife conservation. It is one of the few nonprofit organizations to focus its efforts and financial support on education outside of the industry.” The Foundation was formed in 1988 and created in honor of Roy Weatherby who was a major figure in the gun industry.
The Weatherby Foundation website reports, “As we all know, this popular ex-Governor of Alaska spent the entire past year at rallies, assisting in the campaign efforts of many candidates running for political office last fall. As a result, we can see how successful she was and we are grateful. Sarah Palin’s influence is the most obvious manifestation of the trend toward the rise of the conservative woman in politics. These women are not only a force unto themselves, they represent an immense constituency that establishment feminism forgot – or at the least, disdained. We are very fortunate to have her appear as our keynote speaker and are looking forward with great anticipation to her appearance.
The speech will be the first of two Palin will deliver this week in Reno. On Saturday January 29, she will address the annual convention for Safari Club International.