Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's farewell speech was read out into a poem Monday night by actor William Shatner on The Tonight Show.
The following is some excerpted interpretation of her speech:
Alaska, America Soaring By Sarah Palin
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
The cold though, doesn't it
split the Cheechakos from the
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.