Gov. Palin campaigns with Rob Maness at alligator restaurant in Louisiana
Posted by Dr. Fay on September 28, 2014
Governor Palin campaigned for Colonel Rob Maness in Crown Point, Louisiana on Saturday.
Cole Avery at NOLA.com reports:
Sarah Palin holds an alligator during Rob Maness campaign eventSarah Palin held an alligator with Senate candidate Rob Maness (right) and supporter Alex Price during a campaign event at Restaurant des Familles in Crown Point on Saturday. (Cole Avery, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)By
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on September 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM
Sarah Palin has made a lot of stump speeches, but the wide-eyed look on her face showed Saturday’s might have been her first to feature a live alligator.
Palin attended an event for Senate candidate Rob Maness at Restaurant des Familles in Crown Point. Following the speech, Maness surprised the former Alaska governor with a three-foot gator.
The visit from the scaly guest — courtesy of Insta-Gator Ranch in Covington — was met with zydeco music and a standing ovation from the 100-plus Maness supporters in attendance.
“She just laughed about it,” Maness said. “She’s a warrior for American and a warrior for freedom. I’m honored to get her endorsement, but I’m honored she’s prioritized our campaign.”
“Mama Grizzly” and the “Alligator Hunter” served the guests a variety of alligator-inspired foods, a throwback to a Maness ad where he wrestles an alligator.
Palin has endorsed Maness in his race to unseat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu over the Republican establishment candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy. She compared Maness to other conservative favorites like Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah.
“He knows the issues and what Washington, D.C., does to a state like Louisiana,” Palin said. “We need a fighter in D.C. that doesn’t just go with the flow.”
Palin had equally tough talk for both the Republican establishment and the Democratic Party.
“Rob has the added challenge of going up against the establishment. The folks in the GOP are in it for a season, not a reason. It’s a business for them,” Palin said. “Rob is standing up for the average, hardworking American who is saying, ‘Enough is enough.’ The status quo has got to go.”
She also took aim at Landrieu by joking about her residency controversy and linking her to President Barack Obama and other Democratic Party leaders.
“Mary has tried to have it both ways. When you’re in the middle of the road, you get hit on both sides,” Palin said.
Tony Lee at Breitbart.com writes:
Palin Serves Gator Meat Campaigning for Louisiana Conservative Rob Maness