Palin, Vander Plaats and Trump

So Trump is deflecting accusations of being an “establishment” favorite by referencing his endorsement by Palin.  And Sarah Palin, everybody knows, is the enemy of the establishment.

Except in Iowa in 2010.  Prominent evangelical conservative Bob Vander Plaats was mounting a Tea Party challenge for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.  His main opponent was former Gov. Terry Branstad, the establishment candidate.  Palin’s endorsement of Branstad helped him edge above 50%, while Tea Party candidate Vander Plaats got 41%, or 93,000 votes.

How many of those 93,000 Iowans will caucus a week from Monday, and how many remember how shabbily their man was treated by the Trump loving Palin?

Maybe they need to be reminded.

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