Like the early 20th century populist William Jennings Bryan, Sarah Palin is also, apparently, a young earth creationist, and her 2008 Republican Convention speech shows that she has an unusual gift for stirring populist emotions.
A quote from William Jennings Bryan:
The people of Nebraska are for free silver, and I am for free silver. I will look up the arguments later.
A quote from Sarah Palin:
I told the Congress “thanks, but no thanks,” for that Bridge to Nowhere.
If our state wanted a bridge, we’d build it ourselves. When oil and gas prices went up dramatically, and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged — directly to the people of Alaska.
She was being misleading, by the way, about the Bridge to Nowhere federal project. See here: https://santitafarella.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/she-felt-their-pain-then-stopped-feeling-it-the-anchorage-daily-news-details-vp-pick-sarah-palins-support-for-then-opposition-to-the-bridge-to-nowhere-federal-project/