Sarah loves Rick loves Sarah. "I love Sarah Palin," Texas Gov Rick Perry told the Wall Street Journal last summer." I love her positions, I think she was a good governor … I want her to be engaged in this rebuilding of the Republican Party … She is substantially more the face of this country than some other people who might want to be the face of the Republican Party. To me she's the face of America." When old-girl-network Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison challenged Perry for the governorship, Gov Palin endorsed her Texas counterpart. Above shaking hands at the Republican Governors Association Conference last year.
"Cookin' breakfast here in Alabama, but sending some cash up North … If I can help, you can too!! Let's send Mr. Brown to Washington!" writes second-grade teacher Mrs. Hall in the comments of Legal Insurrection's "GOP Abandons Scott Brown, But We're Not":
As reported by Jules Crittenden, the national GOP has all but abandoned Scott Brown in his bid for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in the January 19 special election … Coakley, on the other hand, is getting solid Democratic fundraising backing.
In addition to me, other bloggers, including SISU and Jumping in Pools, and Twitterers, such as NorsU, have been sounding the alarm that Brown needs some help. He is a solid fiscal conservative, and electing him may be all it takes to stop Obamacare since the final votes in the Senate likely will take place after January 19.
Brown is going to have to do it on his own, with the help of social media advocates [Tea Party types like us and that Alabama schoolteacher!] …
Ed Morrissey at HotAir is onto the issue: "Where is the national GOP in the Massachusetts special election?"
It appears the national GOP is out to lunch. What's a lover of the Shining City Upon a Hill to do? Hope is not a strategy, but we hope The Hill's Bernie Quigley is right when he headlines "2010 rising karma: Palin, Perry, Romney, William Daley. Palin will be nominee." A few tasty tidbits from this delicious essay:
Sarah Palin: She was seen from the very beginning as a rising star — a cultural awakener similar to Andrew Jackson — bringing a whole new cultural paradigm to the political process; a new heartland spirit of individualism and self reliance as per Emerson and Barry Goldwater. The widespread, deep and immediate hysteria in the MSM was a sure indication that she was a threat to the old temple and would be a vital new force in the rising century …
Rick Perry: “I love Sarah Palin,” Perry said in a recent Wall Street Journal interview. The Tea Party movement has found wide support this past year. Recently 41 percent chose it over Democrat or Republican. Texas governor Perry was the first to stand publicly with it and he has not backed down. The influential conservative marketer Richard Viguerie of the Reagan-era Christian Coalition supports this movement but has lamented that this “Constitutional moment” has no leader. Perry is the leader, and his status will rise with this movement. The Conservative Party initiatives at NY 23 and the huge Republican victory in Virginia’s governor’s race reflect this new paradigm …
The main question going into 2012 is who will Palin pick for running mate, Perry or Romney?
"A whole new cultural paradigm to the political process." That must be what's gotten armchair activists like ourselves — who'd never done anything much political but gripe and moan on the blog and maybe write a few letters to the editor — to get up out of that armchair last March and April, Tea Party signs in hand, to tell the powers that be that we are "as mad as hell and aren't going to take this any more."
Update: Dan Riehl links with "Saving Scott Brown." Thanks, buddy.
Update II: Feeling the buzz in Michelle Malkin's "Buzzworthy." Good for the stats!
Update III: Instalanche! Could anything be cooler than disintermediating* a bunch of old fuddy-duddies via the Internet? Thanks for the link, Professor, and for your concise, terse, pithy way with words.
Update IV: "Outstanding," writes Scott Brown himself in a message on Facebook:
We have been getting a ton of donations from GA. I believe there is a radio talkshow host that keeps talking about this race.
Disintermediate at will!
Update V: "It's up to the people now," says The Barrister at Maggie's. Thanks for the link!
*Disintermediation. n. Withdrawal of funds from intermediary financial institutions, such as banks and savings and loan associations, in order to invest in instruments yielding a higher return.