This message, sent to a select group of Tea Party Leadership Fund email subscribers leads off with a subject line that asks:
Do the words “Senator Sarah Palin” excite you?
Let’s pause for a moment, and look something up.
verb (used with object), ex·cit·ed, ex·cit·ing.
1. to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of: to excite a person to anger; actions that excited his father’s wrath.
2. to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings): to excite jealousy or hatred.
3. to cause; awaken: to excite interest or curiosity.
4. to stir to action; provoke or stir up: to excite a dog by baiting him.
5. Physiology . to stimulate: to excite a nerve.
Well, Mr. Todd Ceraratti of the Tea Party Leadership Fund (TPLF), the answer is yes. Yes, I am very excited by the thought of “Senator Sarah Palin.” My excitement runneth over. Number 4, in particular, comes to mind – me being the dog.
The TPLF is based in Washington, D.C. and spent nearly $1 million during the 2012 election cycle.
“The Tea Party Leadership Fund is the latest Outside special interest group trying to buy Alaska’s Senate seat. We need to defend Alaska’s resources, civil rights, and traditional values, not sell them to Outside interests like the Tea Party,” said Mike Wenstrup, Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party.
Here’s the email.
Sent: April 26, 2013 3:35PM
Sent by The Tea Party Leadership Fund
Do the words “Senator Sarah Palin” excite you?
If we do our job, they could become reality.
You see, recent polling in the 2014 Alaska U.S. Senate Race shows incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Begich with less than 50% of the vote, and a clear path for Sarah to win. This means the only thing that is standing in her way is deciding to run, and that’s why we’re launching a petition today to draft her for the Republican nomination.
Right off the bat it implies she’d be running in Alaska, instead of Arizona. I think there’s a case against that. But let’s just say, for argument’s sake, that she still lives in her lakeside abode on the shores of Lake Lu-sill, and not in the bazillion dollar stone fort in Scottsdale.
Let’s look at the most recent poll results.
According to Public Policy Polling, In a head to heat matchup, Mark Begich leads the ex-half-governor by 47% to 40%. And yes, that means that 13% of Alaskans out there just can’t quite figure out which of those two they’d rather have in the senate. It’s kind of a tossup, apparently, them being so alike and all.
Begich had a clear lead in that poll. Nevertheless, with the short memories of human beings, 40% for Palin is far more than the Cheney-esque approval ratings she had a couple years ago. According to PPP, Begich’s numbers recently took a hit because of his vote to keep the Senate from dealing with gun measures, including background checks. But despite the political injury from his base, it’s not like anyone thinks Sarah Palin is on the opposite side of that debate.
But back to our nice letter.
You and I both know that Sarah Palin is a fighter who will stand up to Harry Reid and his pals in the Senate to protect our Constitution on issues like amnesty, gun control, and our nation’s crushing debt. We know that, with Sarah in the Senate, conservatives across America can rest a little easier at night knowing that she’s at the watch.
That’s why it’s so important that you join with me in signing our petition to draft Sarah Palin for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat.
As Karl Rove and the “Republican” campaign establishment prepare to spend hundreds of millions defeating the Tea Party in primaries next fall, campaign insiders know what they’re really afraid of–they’re not afraid of gaffes, they’re not afraid of weak candidates, and they’re not afraid of losing.
“Republican?” Yes, the right wing is so divided against itself, that even Karl Rove gets the quotation marks. The Party of division now has to deal with its own Frankenstein. Who is also a cannibal. Good luck with that.
They’re afraid of those who stand up for our liberties;
of those who stand up when everyone else sits down;
of those who refuse to water down our Constitution with the “Democrat lite” message currently curried by the establishment.
Basically, they’re afraid of Sarah Palin.
That last line is fair. They’re probably also afraid of black widow spiders, dilapidated roller coasters, and fast cars driven by blind people.
At this year’s CPAC, Sarah knew this and took it to heart, rejecting the establishment and imploring all Tea Party Americans to stick to our guns and support the candidates who truly embrace our first principles. Even when it was unpopular, Sarah supported true patriots like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, and now it’s time that we throw our support behind her.
That’s why I need you to sign our petition today to draft Sarah to run in the upcoming U.S. Senate race in Alaska. Will you visit this link and join me in signing it?
When you think about it, Senator Sarah Palin just makes sense.
Who would be better to stand up, simultaneously, to the hyper-liberal arrogance of Harry Reid and the cool indifference of the establishment to our values? Who would be better to stand arm-in-arm with Ted Cruz and Rand Paul in defense of our Constitution?
The answer, of course, is Sarah, the proven Maverick who stood up to the special interests in Alaska and has been a tireless advocate for our Tea Party values ever since her introduction to the national stage.
And by “special interests in Alaska,” we can presume they speak of the oil industry, and her signature oil tax legislation, ACES. You know, the one that her Lt. Governor who now sits in her old office is dismantling with the help of her former cohorts in the legislature – the Tea Party ones and all? And let’s hear what Palin has had to say, defending her legacy, and standing against those special interests.
[insert crickets here]
The establishment declared war against the Tea Party long ago, and election day is only getting closer. It’s 100% crystal clear that Karl Rove and his loser buddies will stop at nothing to make sure we lose.
Let’s show them we’re serious about fighting back by drafting Sarah Palin. Visit this link and sign our petition today.