REPUBLICANS REMEMBER THE BASICS IN IOWA
Just when the din of liberal politics reaches epic proportions, along comes an event that clears the air. Such is the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Friends of the Family Banquet” on Saturday evening, which is a formidable and straightforward force indeed, assembling at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
On hand to talk things out with 1,000 pastors and grass-roots folk: Sarah Palin, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Rep. Steve King of Iowa, plus Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Iowa Republican Party national committeeman Steve Scheffler, Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed and Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly.
While the group describes its mission as “a battle to take back our state and country,” this is definitely a family event, and a scrumptious one.
“No fancy hotel food here, and none of that rubber chicken,” a spokesman tells Inside the Beltway. “We’ll be serving roast beef and good roast chicken, green beans, coleslaw, those wonderful cheesy kind of potatoes, ice cream, cookies, lemonade and coffee.” self-destructive decisions to manage a software project as if it were a top-secret campaign strategy rather than a mission-critical component of the most ambitious federal entitlement expansion in almost 50 years,” Ms. McArdle says.