Friday, March 27, 2009

Sarah Palin vs. Kay... keeps flaring up....

We know that Sarah Palin endorsed Rick against Kay. Today, Politico has a good blog about how Kay has attacked Sarah Palin (link). There are dozens of comments over there, and a few of them are sort of interesting. They follow:
I'm a life-long Texas Democrat, but I've already volunteered to help Hutchinson in her campaign to unseat Perry. I don't agree with Ms. Hutchinson on everything, but I regard Perry and Palin as extremists who are out of touch and out of step with the values of most Americans.

Posted By: El Viejo | March 27, 2009 at 03:31 PM
Democrats for Kay? Is this a trend?
Governor Good Hair Perry is a joke, not unlike Palin. I wonder if Palin would support him if she knew about his sexual orientation...

Posted By: nisl | March 27, 2009 at 03:34 PM
Seems like liberals love to make gay cracks at conservatives. How is that not a raging double standard?
Palin is hitching her wagon to a sinking ship. Rick "good hair" Perry wont even have a chance to run for governor in the general as Kay will beat him in the primaries.

Posted By: Panhandle Slim | March 27, 2009 at 03:37 PM
Maybe. Maybe not. I am not sure these kinds of things help Kay with the primaries.
I will never forget the look on Hutchinson's face when Palin was first selected and she had to defend her as being qualified to be VP. I thought she was going to cry. She totally blew her own credibility to support Palin and Palin thanks her with a knife in the back.

KBH -- are you really enjoying being a Republican?

Posted By: | March 27, 2009 at 03:38 PM
Ouch for Kay.
Good, now I'm positive I won't be voting for Hutchison. When will these morons learn that you don't eat your own?

Posted By: Adam, TX | March 27, 2009 at 03:49 PM
Another ouch. Why, if you are Kay, do you pick a fight with one of the most popular figures in the GOP? How does that make sense?
When the going gets tough Sarah gets going. Kay Baily is a GHWBush style Republican which is to say all good government and no political nads. I don't know from Perry and don't particuarly like what I have heard but we'll put the boot down hard if he's worth a fight. The more I see Palin demonized by the slack-jaws the better she looks. ...and that's saying something considering...

Posted By: troe | March 27, 2009 at 03:50 PM
This is what I am talking about. People who are not even loyal to Rick are going to migrate to his side if Kay keeps trying to pick these fights with Sarah Palin.
Perry will face a tough race regardless of who else is in the running. He's been a mediocre gov - worse than bush - mediocre at best. Heck, he barely won his last election - he almost got beat by Kinky Friedman for goodness sake. I will work for anyone running against perry - he's nothing but a hack.

Posted By: jb | March 27, 2009 at 04:00 PM
Not really true. Kinky came in last place out of four candidates. Chris Bell was about 10 points away from Rick. Strayhorn was further. Kinky was even further.
Hutchison can run laps around Palin. As a Texan Dem, I would pick Hutchison over Perry any day of the year.

Posted By: | March 27, 2009 at 04:11 PM
Another Democrat for Kay? Are these people really going to vote in the Republican primary... some kind of Operation Kaos type of thing?

This "Kay versus Sarah Palin" meme really caught fire today. It was on the Lone Star Times (link). It was on Politico (link). Now it is on Free Republic (link). Free Republic is buzzing about Kay's attack on Palin, saying how it makes them want to vote for Rick even though they may not like him.

How does Kay's attack make any sense if she is trying to win a Republican primary? All this really does is empower the mainstream media to report on a "catfight" within the Republican Party.

Can someone on Kay's team explain this strategy to me? The more she brings up Palin, the more catty and spiteful she looks. Few Palin fans will forget Kay's petty comments about not knowing who Palin was when McCain made his pick. Kay is just pouring fuel on the fire.

Today's fire really spread quickly across the internet.

Of course, if you had been reading Rick vs. Kay, you would have known about it 8 days ago (link).


  1. In the Pink has a hilarious post up about this, although not from a Republican perspective:

  2. It's all over Red State too.

  3. DMN has picked it up as well:

  4. I have the Palin blogs bookmarked and they are all atwitter about this kerfuffle. KBH looks like an amateur after this move. Whether it will actually help Perry is an unanswered question.

  5. Karl Rove must feel it was the right move. Everything he does is well thought out. He and all of his acolytes are overseeing the Hutchison campaign. Longtime Rove protege Todd Olsen is the Hutchison consultant, Campaign Manager Rick Wiley worked closely w/ him during the Bush campaigns in Wisconsin and a Bush related 529, Political Director KC Jones worked for him in the White House Office of Political Affairs & the Bush campaigns, Research Consultant Tim Griffin headed up research at the Bush prez campaigns and the RNC. The KBH pollster is Dr. Jan van Lohuizen. He was of the GW Bush pollsters and has been working w/ Rove for almost two decades. Scott Howell is doing the Hutchison ads. Howell like Todd Olsen got his start w/ Karl. Karen Hughes is giving communications advice. Longtime Laura Bush COS and Fred Meyer aide at the RPT is working for KBH now in her Austin Senate office. Fred Meyer and Jeanne Johnson Phillips are raising money. Have you seen how many Bush Pioneers are on the train. Longtime Hutchison flack and UT law school classmate Dave Beckwith is also advising w/ media strategy. Many of these folks worked together on the '93 Senate special election campaign that helped lay the groundwork for the 1994 Bush Gov. campaign. I would venture to say anything these people do when it comes to elections is well though out, because they are always dead serious about winning elections.

  6. Sarah Palin covered up Bristol's preggo a few years back. Trig is Bristols. Guv Goodhair is probably the baby daddy.


Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.