Mark Levin Defends Governor Palin, Explains His Hatch Endorsement

Mark Levin spoke at length on his show today, about the GOP primary race in Utah between Orrin Hatch and Dan Liljenquist. He defended Governor Palin, gave his readers an in-depth history lesson on Orrin Hatch, his strong defense of Clarence Thomas, his role in the conservative movement during the Reagan years, other past judicial nominations, and he touched on the history of certain players involved in the current race, like Dick Armey of FreedomWorks. The clip is over 28 minutes long, but it’s well worth your time to listen to the entire thing.

Levin also posted the following on his Facebook page:

I endorsed Orrin Hatch a year ago and will continue to do so; please take some time to learn about his REAL record. There’s a reason why Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Steve Forbes, the Tea Party Express, the NRA, and so many others back Hatch.

Make sure to check out the link that he posted.

Finally, many in the Conservative media have called Dan Liljenquist, “the tea party candidate.” I find that very interesting considering that Liljenquist’s campaign has stated that isn’t the case. According to TPM (I know, but quotes are used):

Liljenquist has enjoyed unofficial support from the monied tea party group FreedomWorks but doesn’t himself identify as a tea partier. “He’s never labeled himself a tea party [candidate],” Holly Richardson, his campaign chairwoman who resigned her own position in the Utah state house to run his campaign, told TPM. “He has been labeled a tea party candidate, but in fact, he’s a reality-based candidate. He feels like the reality is: We’re out of money.” Liljenquist has never fully embraced the tea party — he told the Washington Post more than a year ago that the “froth and bubble” of the movement would die down long before concern over the economy goes away.

Interesting choice of words by Mr. Liljenquist, don’t you think?

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