Sarah and pimp-husband Todd appeared in Houston last Friday to endorse Ted Cruz in his campaign for the Republican bid for the Senate in Texas. She and pimp-husband stopped at Chick-fil-A on their way out of town to make a statement about their support of Chick-fil-A owner , Dan Cathy, who has been an outspoken opponent of gay marriage. When I reported on this gastronomic adventure of the Palins, it didn’t occur to me that the visit to Chick-Fil-A, did not include Ted Cruz. However today it seems that Cruz may have more against Chick-Fil-A than just his preference for hamburgers.
Here is a picture of Ted Cruz.
Here is a picture of Ted Cruz and his single largest donor, Peter Thiel, who is openly gay.
Thiel lives in San Francisco. Thiel is Cruz’s largest long-time donor. What was it about Ted Cruz that attracted the attention of a California billionaire? Typically California billionaires don’t concern themselves with a relatively unknown candidate for attorney general in a state half-way across the country. Thiel supports same-sex marriage. Theil donated to Cruz $251,000 in 2009 for his aborted run for attorney general. The money represented 19 percent of the total raised for that campaign, which Cruz ended after Attorney General Greg Abbott decided to run for re-election. It is curious that a San Francisco resident would make such a sizeable donation to someone who wasn’t even serious in his pursuit of the position of Texas Attorney General.
More recently Thiel has made personal contributions to Cruz of $5,000 for the Senate primary. Thiel is also the largest single donor to the most generous outside group backing Cruz — the Club for Growth Action super PAC — in the most recent federal disclosure period, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Thiel gave that super PAC $1 million in May. Club for Growth has set a $5 million fundraising goal ahead of the Texas runoff. The Club for Growth declined to say if Thiel had earmarked the contributions to benefit Cruz, but called the donor a “great American” and a “defender of liberty.”
Cruz spokesman John Drogin said Cruz considers Thiel a friend even though they do not talk frequently or agree on every issue. In 2009, Cruz attended an invitation-only conference in Greensboro, Georgia with Thiel that brought together “conservative, Republican and libertarian leaders, thinkers and media to discuss advancing conservative and libertarian principles,” according to Cruz’s campaign. Thiel picked up the $1,220.80 in lodging costs for Cruz during the conference. “ Thiel’s political and financial support for gay rights and legal marijuana, among other causes, have made him a lightning rod in the U.S. Senate race. Thiel has given money to gay Republican groups incluing GOProud and the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
David Dewhurst spokesman, Mark Miner, said that the donations from Thiel demonstrate that Cruz is “deceiving” Texans about his alliances.” Miner said:
“It’s hypocritical and deceitful for Ted Cruz to claim to be a Tea Party Republican when his largest donor spends millions of dollars pushing the opposite side of conservative issues important to Republicans.”
Other sources have been much more direct in their insinuations about Cruz. One source reported that Cruz had been pulled from the “fag stag closet” . Palin has been shown to prefer homilies to homework. It seems that she might have done more homework about Ted before endorsing him, if she is truly opposed to homosexuality. It seems that Sarah Palin’s policy is “don’t ask, don’t tell.” That policy was repealed in 2011. Maybe Palin failed to see that in the many things she reads.