Sarah Palin has trumped Ted Cruz in her latest desperate plea to be recognized as still somehow more relevant than anyone else with a Facebook page.
"He's not a war hero. Come on! He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured, okay? I hate to tell you. He's a war hero, because he was captured, okay? You can have - and I believe perhaps he's a war hero." - Donald Trump, of John McCain.
After Donald Trump earned the ire and disdain of nearly every other Republican voice by making light of John McCain's war record, the candidate made for television seemed on the ropes. Huffington Post even announced they would no longer carry news of his "candidacy" alongside that of other earnest contenders. Trump would now be relegated to the Entertainment section with "the Kardashians and The Bachelorette."
But Sarah Plain, whose own antics have found there way to those very pages over the past year, could not give up on her boy Trump. At the same time, she couldn't very well been seen dissing John McCain, whose ill-advised campaign maneuver in 2008 gave Sarah Palin the only shot at any continental U.S. audience she would likely ever get.
So she stood in the middle, praising both, hoping to catch a bit of spotlight in the fracas.
"I have the good fortune of knowing both John McCain and Donald Trump well," Palin told CNN in an email chock full of her usual jingoistic verbiage. "Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation."
"Sen. McCain dedicated his life to serving our country, and in my humble opinion the sacrifices made by all ethical service members are heroic -- putting it all on the line to defend freedom IS heroic -- and Donald Trump is a hero in another arena."
Sarah Palin: "Trump is a HERO." Rule of Thumb: When Palin uses a word, you know it’s overworked to the point of being diluted beyond meaning
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 21, 2015
"Trump is the candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional," Palin said, never telling who might be purposefully destroying America's economy from within.
Next she played a positioning move, trying to cast herself as non-political, even though she teases running for office regularly.
"We're watching career politicians throw away our kids' future through bankrupting public budgets and ripping open our porous borders which, obvious to all us non-politicians, puts us at great risk."
Trump/Palin on a ticket would be hilarious. Please sweet baby tuxedo Jesus make this happen.
— LAmeetsDC (@LAmeetsDC) July 21, 2015
Palin sought to mitigate McCain's calling Trump's supporters in Arizona "crazies," a statement which sparked off Trump's own insult of McCain.
"Everywhere I go, hard-working patriotic Americans -- not 'crazies' or 'wacko birds' -- ask me to pass on to Mr. Trump encouragement to keep educating the masses about true ramifications of illegal immigration, and in general the real state of our union."
Palin went on to characterize Donald Trump's disrespect and insult of John McCain as a faux pas, even though Trump has doubled down on it since then.
"We can keep the debate focused on significant issues at hand," she said. "I leave politics of personal destruction to those on the Left and lazy media lapdogs who's only take away from any debate is any salacious slip-up, as if they've never wanted to restate something they've publicly uttered."
"I'll fight the exhausting, divisive strategy that's taken hold under the current crop of politicians who refuse to allow our United States to unite. Both Mr. Trump and Sen. McCain can contribute their gifts and talents to join that fight to work together, because the Left is headed the other direction and under that desired division we will fall," Palin said.
If every few years people like Sarah Palin and Donald Trump burst in like Kool-Aid and take over your party, you may have a little problem.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 20, 2015