And getting up here I say it is the best road trip in America soaring through nature s finest show. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun. And then the extremes. In the winter time it s the frozen road that is competing with the view of ice fogged frigid beauty, the cold though, doesn t it split the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs? And then in the summertime such extreme summertime about a hundred and fifty degrees hotter than just some months ago, than just some months from now, with fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers that are rushing and carving and reminding us that here, Mother Nature wins. It is as throughout all Alaska that big wild good life teeming along the road that is north to the future. That is what we get to see every day. Now what the rest of America gets to see along with us is in this last frontier there is hope and opportunity and there is country pride.
So, as we all move forward together, let s vow to keep championing Alaska, to advocate responsible development, and smaller government, and freedom, and when I took the oath to serve you, I promised... remember I promised to steadfastly and doggedly guard the interests of this great state like that grizzly guards her cubs, as a mother naturally guards her own. And I will keep that vow wherever the road may lead. Todd and I, and Track, Bristol, Tripp, Willow, Piper, Trig... I think I got em all. We will forever be so grateful for the honor of our lifetime to have served you. Our whole big diverse full and fun family, we all thank you and I am very very blessed to have had their support all along, for Todd s support. I am thankful too…
And if we do — if we come together and lift this nation from the depths of this crisis; if we put our people back to work and restart the engine of our prosperity; if we confront without fear the challenges of our time and summon that enduring spirit of an America that does not quit, then someday years from now our children can tell their children that this was the time when we performed, in the words that are carved into this very chamber, “something worthy to be remembered”. Thank you, God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America.
Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, distinguished members of Congress. I come to this great capital of this great nation, an America renewed under a new President, to say that America s faith in the future has been, is and always will be an inspiration to me and to the whole world.
It s wonderful to be here in Manchester, one of the few great British cities I have yet to insult and I intend to keep a clean sheet today, my friends, because if we can win in the capital then we can win in Manchester and any inner cities in Britain and we can change the political map of this country as we can change the map of London. Though I have to say I don t approve of every map change I see.