FLASHBACK AUGUST 2015: “Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump After He Promises To Give Her Power, Relevancy”

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by Director Blue

Today’s news that Sarah Palin has endorsed Donald Trump appears to be somewhat dated.

On August 14th of last year, Kit O’Connell reported that Palin had endorsed Trump “[after he] recently promised to give … Palin a Cabinet-level position in his administration.”

Depending on one’s political perspective, Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are either two of the Republican Party’s most outspoken mavericks or outrageous political jokes. Now the divisive pair are teaming up to revive Palin’s career while boosting Trump’s campaign for president.

Until recently, many considered Palin’s political career to be waning in popularity, especially after Fox News ended her contract earlier this year. Jack Mirkinson, writing for Salon, argued that her popularity dropped dramatically after she canceled a proposed 2012 presidential bid. Although she attempted to launch her own Internet TV channel, the website receives “barely measureable” levels of web traffic.

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While some may be confused by this pairing, Husna Haq, a correspondent for Christian Science Monitor, explained on Tuesday why a Palin-Trump alliance makes political sense:

“For Trump, criticized for his past liberal leanings, the support of Palin, with her unimpeachable conservative credentials, is political gold.

For Palin, who has been out of the spotlight recently – her Fox News contract is over, her recent speech at Iowa’s Freedom Summit was widely panned, and polls indicate most Republicans do not want her to run for president – Trump is a way to regain attention and relevance.”

I can’t fault either. Palin’s career appears to have tanked and Trump needs to reset in Iowa.

After hearing about Palin’s endorsement today, Cruz ripped into the former Alaska governor. Oh, wait, no he didn’t.

As an aside, could the contrast between Mr. Trump and Mr. Cruz when reacting to setbacks be any more clear?

 

Hat tipBadBlue Real-Time News.

 

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  1. Remember we are forewarned about false prophets. Regarding politicians, they are weasels.

    Ambrose Bierce: “POLITICIAN, n. An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When he wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive.” or “POLECAT, n. A small European animal that is kind enough to lend its name to the American tongue as a euphemism for that of the native skunk, than which it is esteemed more genteel. Like the skunk, however, it makes music for the deaf when kicked.”

    Cruz is ‘my guy’ for now. I hope he doesn’t become a disappointment, too.

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