‘Don’t Retreat, Reload,’ Palin Tells Republicans In New Orleans

"Sarah Palin strode back onto her party’s national political stage yesterday, mocking President Barack Obama and telling Republicans, “Don’t retreat, reload.” The 2008 vice presidential candidate said the slogan, which drew a standing ovation, is a plea for political action. “That is not a call for violence,” she told the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, responding to those who have questioned such language at a time when lawmakers have faced threats over their support of the health-care overhaul. Palin, 46, spoke ahead of an appearance today by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who is dealing with the fallout from revelations that his organization spent almost $2,000 at a sex-themed California nightclub."