If you hadn’t heard the news, Gov. Sarah Palin is a racist. Well, that’s according to several Democratic, African-American Representatives who are upset that she is bringing up Barack Obama’s long friendship with a domestic terrorist.
That didn’t sit well with Allen West. He issued a press release, which is available in it’s entirety below the fold. Read it all, it’s fantastic. (Emphasis from my source.)
You can thank Allen West by donating to his campaign.
This summer, before the world met Sarah Palin, Jason Chaffetz met her to talk about energy independence and ANWR. Here is a video of the trip.
You can donate to Jason Chaffetz’ campaign here.
I think U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Beatty is as happy about the pick of Sarah Palin as I was:
“America now understands why John McCain picked Sarah Palin to help him bring true reform to Washington. The country will soon discover what we already know: McCain/Palin will win New Hampshire, is closing in Massachusetts and I will win this Senate seat. “Voters in these states realize the dire consequences of the failed leadership of John Kerry and Barack Obama and the are hungry to seize this opportunity for reform in Washington with a McCain/Beatty victory. I look forward to joining President McCain and Vice President Palin this January to make this change work for people right here in the Commonwealth.”
You can donate to Jeff Beatty’s campaign here.
I am officially back to the blog, and chop full of Palinmania. Wow. I may have my qualms with John McCain (indeed, that’s the reason I started this blog), but his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a running mate knocked me out of the water. She is the future. And, as the Politico notes, she may help the GOP win a few Congressional races this fall:
Republican members and strategists agreed that [...] she should be able to help turn out socially conservative voters in House races. Conservative faithful in many key districts have remained wary of John McCain’s commitment to their agenda — and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole said Wednesday that several Republican candidates have already inquired whether Palin can appear with them at joint campaign events.
The benefit could be most apparent in competitive congressional races in the South, where Republicans lost two conservative-minded seats in special elections over the last several months and have been defending an unusual number of seats in traditionally favorable territory.
“She clearly motivates the base. Republicans are pretty pumped about her candidacy — not just because of her conservative values but because of her personality and background,” said Republican pollster Neil Newhouse. “She’s someone they feel a connection with.”
In the same way that Sen. Barack Obama will be a drag on vulnerable Democrats in many parts of the country, Sarah Palin will be an asset.
I’m sure our candidates here at Down the Ticket will have their reactions, and I will post them as they become available.