“The report of my death was an exaggeration.” —Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
We have heard how certain political pundits would like to claim the Tea Party movement dead, but the reality is much different. This week in New Orleans, Governor Palin is proving, yet again, that the Tea Party is not only alive, but formidable. Just as the renowned satirist, “Dean of American Literature”, and one-time resident of the bayou Mark Twain had to set the record straight, Governor Palin set the record straight in a Facebook post from New Orleans:
“Great to be down on the bayou today visiting active, motivated constitutional conservatives as we head into midterm elections! The Republican Leadership Convention is in full swing in New Orleans and folks are fired up! The schedule was packed and we’re grateful to you who make it possible to participate in events like this – trying to do our part to get good Americans elected.
Thanks to the Tea Party Express for the inspiring rally in support of our grassroots conservative candidate, Col. Rob Maness! He’ll be a great U.S. Senator from here in Louisiana. Thanks for letting me join you today, Maness supporters; what a grand finale to hear this decorated combat vet’s passion for America. Admittedly, Col. Maness got me choked up as he articulated so perfectly the need for new leadership to defend America’s exceptionalism. He knows what’s going on in D.C. is unacceptable. It’s dangerous, it’s put us on the wrong path, and he’ll do all he can to stop this fundamental transformation of the nation he and his sons have spent decades protecting.”
Governor Palin backs her words with action: she met with Col. Allen West; Nebraska’s candidate for U.S. Senate, Ben Sasse; the “Duck Dynasty” family and its head commander Phil Robertson, who introduced her to his rising public servant nephew Zach Dasher.
After buttressing Constitutional conservatives in Louisiana, Governor Palin will be in Mississippi today to strengthen another Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, Chris McDaniel.
Read her full report here.