Yesterday, we told you about bickering between Republican senatorial hopefuls Ken Buck and Jane Norton over Sarah Palin's Denver appearance on Saturday.
Buck said it would be rude of Palin to endorse Norton, which the grapevine says she plans to do, the same day as the Republican state assembly, which Norton is skipping. In response, Norton insisted that she doesn't know if Palin will formally bless her candidacy, but she'd love it if she did anytime, anywhere.
Now, however, Norton can be assured of at least one endorsement at the weekend bash: Radio host Hugh Hewitt, whose syndicated show is heard on event sponsor KNUS, is in her corner. Meanwhile, Dems will be whacking Palin at two events, including a "Half-Baked Alaskan Party."
Below, see the Norton campaign's ballyhooing of the Hewitt valentine, followed by info about the "Half-Baked Alaskan Party," sponsored by the Colorado Democratic Party, and a protest outside Magness Arena, where Palin will be speaking, sponsored by the DU Social Work Students for Social Action:
Jane Norton release:
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Hugh Hewitt Endorses Jane Norton for U.S. Senate
Conservative Commentator & Talk Show Host Gives Nod to Norton
Centennial, CO -- Today, conservative commentator and talk show host Hugh Hewitt endorsed Jane Norton for the U.S. Senate.
"Colorado needs a proven conservative leader in Washington, D.C., and Jane Norton is just such a leader. It will be a tough race and it will take a tough candidate to win, and that's Jane," said Hewitt. "D.C. under President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid has spun out of control, and we need a Republican Senator from Colorado to help restore fiscal and foreign policy sanity to the nation's capitol."
Said Norton, "Hugh's the latest in a long line of conservatives to join our effort, and we are honored to have his support. Hugh and I share a bond with so many conservatives and so many Americans: we're scared about the direction of this country, and we're itching to fight back."
Professor Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Professor Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995. Professor Hewitt has been a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Network, and MSNBC and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He has received three Emmys for his work as co-host of the ground-breaking Life & Times program, a nightly news and public affairs program that aired on the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, KCET, from 1992 until 2007. Professor Hewitt also conceived and hosted the 1996 PBS series, Searching for God in America. He is the author of a dozen books, including two New York Times best-sellers.
2010 Colorado Democratic Party State Assembly
Colorado Democratic Party event info:
Kick-Off Fundraiser -- Half Baked Alaskan Party
DENVER -- The Colorado Democratic Party (CDP) will be kicking off the 2010 State Assembly with a celebration and fundraiser on Friday, May 21st. Party activists from across the state will be using Sarah Palin's visit to Colorado to attend a "Half-Baked Alaskan Party" and donating to the Colorado Democratic Party.
Try our special "half-baked Alaskan" dessert, or head to the "hopey-changey" bar for an "I can see a white Russian from my house" and a diva-worthy, "pit bull with lipstick!"
For tickets go to: http://www.coloradodems.us/events/halfbakedalaskan
CDP Half- Baked Alaskan Party
Friday, May 21, 2010
CDP Chair Pat Waak
Democratic Elected Officials and Candidates
The Westin Hotel
10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80020
DU Social Work Students for Social Action protest:
Sarah Palin and her friends Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager are coming to DU on May 22.
As one of the lead organizers of the DU Social Work Students for Social Action, it is important to me that they are not the only voices heard that evening.
Our rally, Demonstrating Democracy, will kick off at 6 pm on May 22 outside Magness Arena. We are doing it in the name of equal representation -- and we'll be doing it for free!
Hewitt has stated that the only "card" Democrats have left is fear. In 2009, Prager stated that America was "imperiled" by letting Congressman Keith Ellison take the oath of office on the Koran. Palin has criticized "Obamacare" as nothing more than higher taxes.
Well, I have some news for them. It is easy to maintain the status quo. That's right, easy.
Especially when Palin is getting paid a very pretty penny to oppose families getting quality and consistent access to health care.
Palin's voice gets heard all around the country because she has access to money, public officials, paid media, and countless other privileges that the average person does not. In fact, her messages are so prevalent and accepted that people in this country vote against their own self-interests.
By attending the Demonstrating Democracy rally this Saturday, I am supporting a different view on social justice, diversity, and inclusivity -- mainly, that these values do not benefit from the status quo. I firmly believe that true power and leadership come from the community itself, and this is our opportunity to speak up.
If you care about strength in numbers, if you care about social justice and equal representation, then I will see you at the rally on Saturday. What are you rallying for?
Questions can be sent to DemonstratingDemocracy@gmail.com.