Sarah Palin Stumps for Sarah Steelman in Missouri (Video)

Photo via PoliticMo

Sarah Palin swooped into Missouri this weekend with her family to campaign for US Senate candidate Sarah Steelman, who’s currently trailing behind frontrunners John Brunner, and Todd Akin. With temperatures 50 degrees warmer in MO than the climate she’s used to in Alaska, she remained as cool as a cucumber on the stump.

PoliticMo filed this report:

Steelman, in a speech introducing Palin, said she would “kick the door down” on the Republican establishment, and pledged not to be part of the “good ol’ boy’s club.”

After speaking, the two served food and posed for photos with supporters.

In an interview after the event on Friday evening, Steelman said she had never before met Palin. The endorsement came last month after Steelman sent Palin a letter seeking her support, she said.

The Politico reported:

Riding a four-endorsement winning streak in Republican Senate primaries this year, the former Alaska governor swept into a blueberry patch outside Kansas City this weekend looking to apply her Midas touch to the latest fortunate recipient. This time it’s Sarah Steelman, a former state treasurer running in a fractured Missouri Tuesday primary to decide who gets to take on vulnerable Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

With Steelman, Palin is making perhaps her boldest bet yet. Steelman — who, like Palin, likes to hunt, staunchly opposes abortion rights and touts herself as a maverick — has been running third against businessman John Brunner, who’s poured millions of his personal fortune into the race, and six-term Rep. Todd Akin.

At least that was the case before Palin’s arrival and the ensuing glut of media exposure for Steelman.

“They fear her,” Palin told a few hundred people gathered at a sprawling farm a few miles from the Kansas border Friday night. “She’s the candidate in this race who scares them because she won’t go to Washington to just go along, to get along. You have that choice to choose, results over rhetoric. Convictions over consultants and Missouri over Washington.”

A win would only enhance Palin’s reputation as the most powerful down-ballot force in Republican politics.

I would have loved to have been there to videotape the event, but I’ve been in South Florida all summer. I’m sorry I missed it.

Here’s some raw video, taken by one of the attendees,  (h/t Charles B):

Part One:

Part Two:

Here is some video I took of Sarah Steelman speaking a the Tea Party “Express stop, last May: Pix and Video: The Tea Party Express Swings Through Grain Valley, MO:

Sarah Steelman, one of the frontrunners in the Missouri Senate race,  gave a very good speech. In it, she slammed the Senate for its failure to produce a budget, and suggested we cut their salaries until they cough one up.

6 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Stumps for Sarah Steelman in Missouri (Video)

  1. Pingback: Watch: Palin Stumps For Senate Candidate Sarah Steelman in Missouri | The Rightnewz

  2. Sigh. Makes me sad, Deb. I want Palin to be in alignment with the grassroots and in this race she’s not. I really don’t think my social circle is as rarefied as Pauline Kael, but no one I know is for Steelman because she’s so unreliable. The Palin nod seems out of step. I think she could have dragged Brunner or Akin over the line (I’m for Brunner), but not Steelman, because we already know her and her votes. So hard to be on different sides…


  3. I’m okay with either one of them but my preference is Akin. I think Hubby’s been hearing negative sleaze stories about Brunner on the news. What’s the deal on that? I won’t be voting in the primary.because I’m still in FL.


  4. Mitt Romney:

    · Harvard Law and Business School graduate – passed the bar but never practiced law.
    · Venture capitalist (Bain Capital) – Invested in, and became personally involved in development and success of companies like Staples, Domino’s, Burger King, Home Depot etc.
    · Unpaid intern in Governor’s office for eight years.
    · Mormon missionary in Paris for two years.
    · Unpaid bishop and state president for his church for ten years.
    · No salary as president of the Olympics for three years.
    · No salary as governor of Massachusetts for four years.
    · Gave over $4 million to charity (almost 19% of his income).
    · Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or 0.0013% the same year.


  5. Pingback: Sarah Palin; The senate kingmaker? | Bazaar Daily News

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