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Gov. Palin endorses T. W. Shannon from Oklahoma for U. S. Senate

Posted by Dr. Fay on March 13, 2014

Governor Palin posted the photo above and the comment below on her Facebook page yesterday.

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Tom Coburn leaves large conservative shoes to fill as he retires from the U.S. Senate. At 6’5 feet tall, T.W. Shannon is just the leader to fill them. T.W. is the underdog in his race, but that’s not a position he’s unfamiliar with. He’s had to beat the odds all of his life. He became the first Republican to ever win his district’s seat in the Oklahoma …state legislature even though the naysayers said it couldn’t be done. When he sought to be Speaker of the House, the naysayers said he was too young and too conservative to win. But his colleagues chose him anyway, and he became the youngest Speaker in Oklahoma history!
T.W.’s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion and experience We the People need in Washington. As the former Speaker he can stand proud on his record of fighting for conservative legislation that directly benefited the lives of Oklahomans by lowering taxes, cutting government waste, and breaking the cycle of poverty by encouraging entrepreneurial self-reliance as the proven path to prosperity. T.W. understands that we need real leaders with vision and a steel spine to get things done. As he told me: “We are suffering from a lack of conservative vision. I believe we desperately need leaders with deep convictions who will fight—and win—the battles for conservative policies.”
We can also rest assured that T.W. will bring to D.C. the integrity and moral compass he acquired growing up attending Bethlehem Baptist Church and teaching Sunday School. T.W. Shannon is exactly the kind of dynamic young conservative leader we need in Washington!
To learn more about T.W. Shannon and lend him your support, please visit his website at
– Sarah Palin

Later, she posted a link to this article at, which contains this additional information:

UPDATE: Shannon said that he and Palin met at CPAC in 2013, where the spoke about their shared values.

“It is hard to put in to words how honored I am to have the confidence and support of a leader like Sarah Palin,” said Shannon. “She is one of the few leaders in this country who is truly committed to the conservative, Constitutional principles that will return our country to greatness.

“When I asked Governor Palin to support me, I shared my heart with her. I told her I believe our party is suffering from a lack of conservative vision. And as we know from the Bible, when there is a lack of vision, the people perish. I believe we desperately need leaders with deep convictions who will fight—and win—the battles for conservative policies. I can’t describe how humbling it is to know I am now fighting these battles alongside someone as principled and courageous as Governor Sarah Palin.”

Shannon, who has impressed conservative activists across Oklahoma and the country, spoke at The New York Meeting this week and emphasized that the country’s staggering debt was a national security threat.

Displaying how he may help conservatives get their message across to a wider audience, Shannon, who said he usually shines his own shoes, recalled a moment when he had to get his shoes shined once at an airport. When he marveled that the shoe shine was the best of his life, Shannon said the person shining his shoes asked him to “show me” how much he liked the shine instead of just telling him.

As Breitbart News reported, Shannon used that story to say that too many politicians want to come to D.C. to “manage the decay better than the next guy” when they should be standing up against President Barack Obama and Democrats and saying, “No, we’re not going to do more spending. We’re not going to do more debt.”

“Don’t tell us how conservative you are, show us,” Shannon said.


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