From Sunday’s Washington Times…
ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Brushing aside the criticisms of pundits and politicos, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she plans to jump immediately back into the national political fray — stumping for conservative issues and even Democrats — after she prematurely vacates her elected post at month’s end.
“I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation…”
Hmmm. Rather than committing to help build a stronger, more conservative Republican Party she’s willing to campaign for Democrats who “believe in the right things”. Of course, I suppose she could have missed the fact that elected Democrats who probably fall into that category, like the “BlueDogs”, vote in lock step with NancyP unless, and only if, they are given absolution.
This will, indeed, be an interesting development, and frankly it’s lost on me. I would think that building a strong Republican Party would be what someone who is looked on as a potential national leader would be working on. Somehow, giving up seats to Democrats who will end up supporting the anti-conservative themes and programs makes no sense. Like it or not, “moderate” Republicans – who I long on record as having no use for – vote more conservatively that “conservative” Democrats.