Slithering back into the spotlight.
Courtesy of the Kansas City Star:
Reprising her role as a “rogue” political figure, former vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin offered her support Wednesday night for Tony Monetti in Missouri’s battleground U.S. Senate race, emphasizing his military experience and role as an outsider in politics.
Monetti, a retired Air Force pilot from Warrensburg, is seeking the Republican nomination to run against incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat. He’ll face frontrunner state Attorney General Josh Hawley in the August primary.
At a rally in downtown Kansas City, Palin and Monetti argued it was Monetti, not Hawley, who could beat McCaskill.
About 200 people filled a small area around the stage at KC Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light district, some donning red baseball caps emblazoned with “Ready for Monetti,” reminiscent of the iconic “Make America Great Again” hats that emerged during Trump’s presidential campaign. Palin and Monetti struck a Trump-like tone and drew on some of his signature slogans, including “drain the swamp” to argue an outsider can do a better job in Washington than an “establishment” politician.
Wow, I think I saw a bigger crowd than that standing in line to buy pot brownies at the local weed dispensary.
Monetti, of course, is a long shot and not even seriously mentioned in the polling for the Missouri Senate race.
But I doubt Palin really cares.
Somebody obviously paid her to be there and so she showed up.
And that is who she is now.