Sarah Palin is stumping for John McCain as he campaigns in Arizona for the Senate race. John McCain is running for his fifth Senate term . Many find it a bit ironic, however, that it was John McCain who introduced Sarah Palin to the nation and today, she introduced him and is stumping for him.
Sarah Palin addressed the crowd and began by stating that she thought when all the votes were counted that John McCain would win the election. She also addressed the controversy surrounding the McCain/Palin team as reports surfaced that the two had a difficult time working together.
“We’ve come a long way from the 2008 campaign, but one thing that has not changed is my deep respect and admiration for the McCains and my support of Senator John McCain. It was such a privilege to be asked to run alongside him in 2008, and it’s an honor to stand beside him now and ask that you, Arizona, for the sake of your state and the sake of our country, that you send the maverick back to the United States Senate.”
Sarah Palin continued by addressing John McCain’s characteristics referring to him as a man of principle, honor, faith, and of the people. She stated, “He spent 30 years fighting for the good, patriotic, hard working Arizona residents who call this wonderful state home and the principles that you hold dear.” It was shortly after that comment that Sarah Palin began to address whom she referred to as the Washington elite.
“And that hasn’t always won him friends in the Washington, D.C., elite machine. It hasn’t always won him friends. And, you know, many, many years ago, I competed in a pageant, and — yes, do you know what? Coming then from an expert, I can tell you, he could win the talents and the debate portion of any pageant, but nobody’s ever going to dub him miss congeniality, not out of the Washington elite.
And we should be thankful for that. He’s never been a company man. He’s never one to go with the flow. I’m from Alaska, I’m a commercial fisherman, and we watch the way the fish run, and we see that only dead fish go with the flow.”
Today, the two will rally in Phoenix.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, is joined on stage by Sarah Palin as she makes an appearance with him at a rally at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Ariz. on Friday, March 26, 2010. McCain, who is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, was joined by Palin for their first campaign rally together since losing the presidential election in 2008.