Sarah Palin Backs Perry, Says KBH is a Washington Insider
Sarah Palin came to Houston Sunday to help rally support for Governor Rick Perry in the upcoming primary election for GOP Texas gubernatorial candidate. Palin also pegged Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as a Washington insider.
"So on March 2 you have a clear choice," Palin said during her first campaign appearance of 2010. "I want to hear Texas, what's it gonna be: the way they operate in D.C. or the way y'all get things done in Texas?"
The former Alaska governor told the crowd of 6,000 that a Perry win "will send a message to Washington ... Washington is broken, but your state, under Rick Perry, is setting an example that a lot of others want to follow."
Palin also said that she told her daughter Piper, with her on stage, that Texas was Alaska's "little-sister state."
"A lot of us in our states proudly cling to our guns and religion," she said, referencing a comment President Barack Obama made during the 2008 Democratic primary.
Rick Perry boasted Sarah Palin's ability to get under the skin of liberals saying,
"I doubt there is another public figure in our country who gives liberals a bigger case of the hives than our special guest today. At the very mention of her name, the liberals, the progressives, the media elites, they literally foam at the mouth."
When asked about the Sarah Palin appearance in Houston, Kay Bailey Hutchison pointed to her own support from Dick Cheney and George W. Bush.