On the campaign trail in 2008,Governor Palin embraced the idea of being a “bitter clinger”–one who clings “bitterly” to guns and religion–a reference to a remark by then candidate Obama. Now Governor Palin is one who speaks out against bitter clingers. She doesn’t speak out against those who embrace both their first and second amendment rights; she speaks out against those who bitterly cling to power and to the ideals and mindset of the Establishment and of entrenched politicians in both parties. This is clearly marked by many of her endorsements, the of events that have followed the primaries, and her own political career.
In a year when Americans are desperate for job growth and frustrated with the reckless spending in Washington, the candidates running in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District epitomize the problem and the solution. It’s a race between a career Washington bureaucrat and a small business entrepreneur.
Governor Palin’s stance against the bitter clingers also extends to those Democrats who are clinging bitterly to power and titles, such as in her endorsement of Carly Fiorina as the “only conservative in the race who can beat Barbara Boxer”. Of course, you remember that Senator Boxer “worked so hard for that title”, a point that Fiorina has hit on very effectively:
This attitude is also seen in how Governor Palin has conducted herself throughout her political career. As an Oil and Gas commissioner and as Governor, she sought to break the connections between entrenched politicians and oil companies–people who took joy in their back room dealings and lined their own pocketbooks when casting their votes. For Governor Palin, it has never been about clinging to power, a title, or a self-serving political relationship. This is a point she has hit on time and again–from her first announcement of her resignation to her most recent appearance “On the Record”. Governor Palin isn’t one who clings bitterly to titles or power, but happily embraces the opportunity to take on the Establishment in both parties. For her it isn’t about clinging to a title,but about making a difference.
Rick Lazio: u r Commonsense Conservatives (& other freedom-loving NY’rs) hero today. Thanks 4 selfless act 2 allow your great state 2 thrive
Lazio, a former Congressman, lost the Republican gubernatorial primary and was considering launching a third party bid for Governor. While Lazio was not clinging to a current political seat, his potential bid would have indicated a potential thirst for power rather than a desire to quench the thirst of will of the people of New York who had chosen Carl Paladino as their Republican candidate.