Republicans pick a party star to address fundraiser
So guess who Republicans in the U.S. Congress invited to dinner?
A. Rush Limbaugh, the abrasive and conservative talk show host who giddy Democrats have sought to make the face of the troubled Republican Party.
B. Michael Steele, whose rocky start as chairman of the Republican Party featured a spat with Limbaugh that ended with Steele kow-towing to the radio talkmeister.
C. Sarah Palin, the widely panned yet admired Alaska governor and potential 2012 U.S. presidential contender.
She will be the key note speaker at their June 8 fundraiser dinner in Washington for the Republican Senate and House of Representatives campaign committees.
“Governor Palin represents a breath of fresh air from the business-as-usual crowd in Washington, and is one of our party’s up-and-coming young governors who will play a critical role in our rebuilding efforts in the years to come,” said John Cornyn, chairman of the Senate Republican campaign committee.
Pete Sessions, head of the House Republican campaign committee, gushed: “I look forward to welcoming her to Washington and await the inspirational address our party needs as it rebuilds and prepares for a victorious election cycle” in 2010 when the entire House and a third of the Senate will be up for grabs.
- Photo credit: REUTERS/Hans Deryk (Palin speaks at 2008 Republican Governors Association annual conference last November)