Palin Endorses More 'Mama Grizzlies'
Sarah Palin has once again employed her favorite metaphor--that both she and her conservative female endorsees/allies are like "mama grizzlies," fiercely willing to protect their cubs--in offering three new endorsements: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers for reelection in Washington, Star Parker against incumbent Rep. Laura Richardson outside Los Angeles, and Rep. Mary Fallin for governor of Oklahoma.
Palin offered up a "mama grizzles field report" entitled "The Nature of Those Tough, Self-Sufficient Bears" on her Facebook page. It opens up with some Alaska color:
Last summer I stood on the grassy bank of an Alaskan waterway that was teeming with salmon to watch part of Alaska's brown bear population forage, fight, feed, and fend off enemies to survive. I joined Fish and Game biologists to observe 42 of these majestic wild animals all within eyesight, all at once. Even though I've lived all my life in the "Last Frontier," I still find days like that absolutely fascinating! And I swear the hardest workers on the water were those "mama bears."Obviously not waiting for another bear to do the work for them, the mama bears not only foraged for themselves to prepare for winter, but they worked twice as hard to slay salmon for their cubs, too, making sure the future of the population was ready for the season ahead. She would instinctively rear up on hind legs when her cubs were threatened - you don't mess with her cubs. And most importantly, just as the well known modern proverb expresses, she didn't just hand over a free fish for the day - she taught young ones how to fish for a lifetime. (There's no shortage of life lessons learned while scanning our great outdoors!)Now, scanning the political landscape, here's a new "Mama Grizzlies" field report! There are great guys running for office all over the place, but I hope you will join me in supporting three more bold Commonsense Conservative women who are willing to put it all the line to get our country back on track: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Star Parker, and Mary Fallin.
And finishes by rounding out the metaphor:
I heartily endorse these liberty-loving "Mama Grizzlies." They'll do more than just growl about our challenges because they know how to work hard and protect America's future by ushering a new era of prosperity and security. How? By proving their selfless service, common sense, and respect for the will of the people.
Palin has been using the "mama grizzly" line to describe herself for some time. She seems to enjoy it quite a bit, and we can probably call it a sustained branding effort for her endorsements of women.