Earlier this week, Governor Palin called out Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago-style thuggery for his support of banning Chick-fil-A from expanding there. The owner, with a record of good service, happy customers, and charitable contributions simply voiced his stand for traditional marriage. A politician attempting to bully a private business is unacceptable, but “merely more of the same,” the Governor articulated.
Tonight, Governor Palin addressed an enthusiastic Texas crowd at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz. Not long after taking to the podium, she mentioned that she’d stop by Chick-fil-A later to support the business.
As covered by Texas Politics:
Palin also injected herself into the Chick Fil-A dustup over its owner’s support for traditional marriage. “Jason,” she said, talking to an aide, “you’re going to have to take me on our way back to the airport later. We drive [by] a Chick Fil-A. We don’t have that in Alaska. Love me some Chick Fil-A. So, we’ll go there, Jason, on the way, OK?” The crowd cheered.
The article goes on to give a good run-down of Governor Palin’s fiery speech and includes several pictures. See for yourself here.
Chick-fil-A has not only had to deal with Emanuel’s ridiculousness, but has endured the vitriol of others who have no tolerance for those who don’t agree with their worldview. In fact, as Twitchy reported, when Don Perry, Chick-fil-A’s Vice President of Public Relations, died suddenly today, many of these so-called compassionate liberals took to Twitter to spew their hatred and revel in his death.
Once again, one reason I respect Governor Palin is she has the guts to consistently stand up for what she believes in, but she takes it a step further. It’s not just her own interests she looks out for. She stands up on behalf of others who are targeted by the hypocritical left, yet for this tendency to speak the truth she is called “divisive” and “polarizing”–adjectives she should wear as a badge of honor, considering they often come from those who have never in their lives stood up for anything that might cost them acceptance into the good old boys’ clubs for which they salivate.
Governor Palin, on the other hand, isn’t interested in being in anybody’s club, particularly if it shackles her or robs her of her independent spirit. She refuses to sit down and shut up, and she puts her money where her mouth is. A woman of her word, she did drop by Chick-fil-A, and she shared pictures.
Via Facebook, she posted:
Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business.
Shortly after, she also posted the following on Facebook:
Great to visit with the Sassy Feet dance squad at the Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands, TX.
(h/t Doug Brady for article link)