There’s no question that a certain portion of the population is hard-wired to despise former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and anything she does or says. Even conservative supporters were thrown a bit by Palin’s speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, though. Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics called it “the strangest speech I’ve ever seen Sarah Palin deliver,” and DNC communications director Mo Elleithee issued a two-word statement that read simply, “Thank you.”

Palin’s brief speech at CPAC on Thursday was anything but rambling, focusing on military service and veterans’ issues.

Palin wisely augmented her speech with some well-done Twitter graphics.

Future Secretary of Veterans Affairs, maybe?

Update:

Here is the first half of Palin’s speech, in which she introduces her three-step plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.