A woman who stood up to entrenched interests and corruption the Republican Party in her home state and for smaller more efficient government, has just signaled her support of another strong woman.
Sarah Palin has endorsed Carly Fiorina to replace a Senator who has sat idly by while businesses flee her state, taking jobs with them. The accomplished former Alaska governor said:
Carly is the Commonsense Conservative that California needs and our country could sure use in these trying times. She’s not a career politician. She’s a businesswoman who has run a major corporation. She knows how to really incentivize job creation. Her fiscal conservatism is rooted in real life experience. She knows that when government grows, the private sector shrinks under the burden of debt and deficits. We can trust Carly to do the right thing for America’s economy and to make the principled decisions she has throughout her professional career. . . .
Please consider that Carly is the conservative who has the potential to beat California’s liberal senator, Barbara Boxer, in November. I’m a huge proponent of contested primaries, so I’m glad to see the contest in California’s GOP, but I support Carly as she fights through a tough primary against a liberal member of the GOP who seems to bear almost no difference to Boxer, one of the most leftwing members of the Senate.
Now, you can bet that when Carly wins the primary next month, Ma’am, knowing that liberals blanche in terror at the mere mention of Palin’s name, is going to wrap the former Governor around the former HP CEO, doing anything she can to deflect attention from her sorry record.
With Tom Campbell unable to commit to opposing tax increases, Carly remains the one viable candidate in the race committed to fiscal conservatism.
UPDATE: Over at Conservatives for Palin, Ian Lazaran explains why Sarah Palin is backing Carly:
Carly Fiorina can create the contrast with Boxer. She is also clearly in a better position to win the primary and then prevail in the general election than DeVore. She has raised a lot more money in her campaign than DeVore in a state where it is very expensive to advertise. Fiorina has also shown throughout her career that she’s willing to fight for what she thinks is right regardless of the political consequences. That spirit should remind you of another prominent conservative Republican woman. There’s a reason why liberals attack Fiorina much more than they attack her two primary opponents. The left recognizes that the strongest possible opponent for Barbara Boxer is someone unafraid to take the fight right to her.