Sarah Palin popped up again, but there is no word as to whether she saw her shadow or how long Winter will be. This time, the perennial Facebook-posting non-candidate issued condolences to the family of Chik-fil-A founder Truett Cathy. While Truett Cathy himself died last year, his widow Jeannette Cathy passed just this week.
Palin's Facebook post read:
"Prayers for the Cathy family following the passing of Jeannette Cathy, the beautiful, strong matriarch behind Chick-fil-a. What a role model - espousing the values of faith, family and food! Love this family and what they do for America."
Truett Cathy and his family were long at the center of a controversy about whether their businesses donated to anti-LGBT causes. The restaurant chain and the family behind it were celebrities of a sort among Christian conservatives when they were boycotted by people who believed LGBT folks deserved the same rights as everyone else.
I used to think Sarah Palin had THE FUNNIEST stand-up comedy routine, but then someone told me she wasn't joking.
— TheDiaryofDaniel (@DiaryofDaniel) July 21, 2015
“Our mother has always been the spiritual nucleus and encourager of our family,” said eldest son Dan T. Cathy, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc. “I can’t remember a day when she was not in full support of Dad in his work and vision for the Chick-fil-A business.”
Sarah Palin's Christian conservative bona fides will be out on display again in November when she releases her book Sweet Freedom: A Devotional.
— Jim Himes (@jahimes) July 21, 2015
Palin's publisher, Regnery Publishing, announced her book as aiming to apply "biblical principles" to contemporary issues, including those facing our country.
"In Sweet Freedom, Sarah Palin invites you to draw strength and inspiration from 260 meditations based on guiding Biblical verses. You are not alone in your doubts and anxieties—we all bear the burdens of everyday stresses, and for most of us, our concerns spread beyond our selves to our families, communities, and country. But Palin shows that with abiding faith, and by opening ourselves to the truths that have saved mankind for generations, we can thrive—and experience true freedom."