Palin: 'Waterboarding Is How We'd Baptize Terrorists' If I Were in Charge

Barbara Boland
By Barbara Boland | April 28, 2014 | 2:52 PM EDT

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin spoke to a crowd of thousands at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Saturday night for the National Rifle Association's "Stand and Fight Rally," saying gun-free school zones are "stupid on steroids" and that, if she was in charge, "Waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists."

"Enemies, who would utterly annihilate America, they who'd obviously have information on plots, to carry out Jihad. Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen," she said. "Well if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists." The crowd broke out in cheers and applause.

She also took a jab at Vice President Joe Biden's self-defense advice to women:

"Remember when he told women before an assault, just fire a warning shot until the cops show up. Yea, just aim up in the air - that was his directive, his advice. Well, fine, Joe Squirt Gun - if your rapist is a bird," Palin said. "Gals, you know that now-a-days ammo is expensive. Don't waste a bullet on a warning shot."

"Maybe our kids could be defended against criminals on the spot if more Mama Grizzlies carried. And [the] Obama administration wants you ID'd for that? Well, then go ahead and carry a sign too. A sign that says: 'Yeah, I carry a gun - because a cop is too heavy,'" Palin said, drawing cheers from the crowd.

Here's the full 12 minute video.