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Palin Speaks About Empowering Women To Be Leaders

By Justin Kree
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- The Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center was packed Thursday night as former Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate, Sarah Palin brought her talk to West Texas.

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"Some would perceive as it being tougher for women then men. We just work harder and bust through it and get the job done," Former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin said.

Palin grew up always knowing she could do anything a man could. She never thought about quitting simply because she was a girl.

"I never had those moments where I said I want to give up. My Dad always raised us to say when times are tough, don't retreat. You reload, but don't retreat," Palin said.

While West Texas was waiting in line to see Palin, they were excited to see the Republican icon speak about women's leadership.

"People think they don't have a voice but she's out there showing people they do have a voice. She's from Alaska, whose to say somebody from West Texas cant stand up and be just as powerful one day," Palin Supporter, Kyla Donnell said.

"It's a matter of whose qualified. Whose willing to stand up for what they believe in and have the courage to speak. We are blessed to live in this country to have that freedom to do so, Palin Supporter, Susan Beckrey said.

Palin didn't reveal if her eyes are set on running for President in 2016. However, she believes more women in general will take leadership roles.

"We're at that point where we don't have to focus so much on gender because I think more and more Americans are getting it, that yes, there will be a woman President someday. Maybe 20 or 30 years ago that was unfathomable for some people, but now it's not impossible to fathom," Palin said.

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