Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sarah Palin coming to Houston... Kay gets the elder Bush...

Rick made an announcement that Sarah Palin would come, and attendance would be free (link). Excerpt follows...

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will attend a Houston-area rally for Gov. Rick Perry’s re-election campaign on Super Bowl Sunday, the Perry campaign said today.

“I look forward to standing with Sarah to promote our shared conservative values of limited government, low taxes and individual freedom,” Perry said in a statement. “Gov. Palin is a true conservative leader whose priorities and message resonate with Texans, and I am honored to have her in Texas supporting my campaign.”

Perry’s statement said that Palin will campaign with him to highlight Texas’ efforts to create jobs, cut taxes, strengthen education and secure the border.

In a note on Facebook this morning, Palin wrote that she looks forward to helping governors such as Perry, U.S. representatives like Michele Bachmann of Minnesota “and heroes and statesmen like Senator John McCain.”

“We will support these candidates and others so that they can continue to fight for our American values,” wrote Palin, who recently joined Fox News as a commentator.

This runs counter to the rumor going around that Palin was not going to be coming or that Rick and Sarah were strained in their relationship...

Kay countered Rick's Palin announcement this morning by leaking that George H.W. Bush, the elder Bush, was supporting her (link). Excerpt follows...
Gubernatorial candidate Kay Bailey Hutchison picked up her second big-name endorsement yesterday when former Sec. of State James Baker added his name to a list that includes former Vice President Dick Cheney. A third big name is apparently waiting in the wings. A prominent Houston Republican who didn't want to be identified told me this morning -- after a brief guessing game on my part -- that Houston's own George H. W. Bush soon will step up on Hutchison's behalf.
Will the elder Bush draw crowds for Kay, write letters for her, and do other campaign activities? Or is this more of a "keeping a promise" style endorsement?

1 comment:

  1. Is it true? KBH is too liberal for Texas? Perhaps too much time in Washington?

    Well, we can say for sure one of these candidates will be Governor.

    Democrats? Powerful at local major metro areas, but no-way at state level.


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