Both Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) have endorsed a number of conservative candidates throughout the recently-concluded primary season, but the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said Wednesday that there is no rivalry between the two:
Asked about talk that she and the Senator are building competing conservative power structures during an interview with Fox News this week, Sarah Palin dismissed such speculation and offered high praise for DeMint:
“Jim DeMint is brilliant, and I have a great respect for him, and I am not in this for any kind of personal gain or power grab, at all,” Palin said. “I don't even know how to play those type of games, and I don't have the people, the machines, the whatever-it-takes to be in a position like that.The beltway rumor machine seems to be working overtime, what with the media types trying to brew up a pot of manufactured conflict. We think it would be worth a few grins to print up a bunch of these...
“I am thankful that Jim DeMint is so bold and courageous that he is getting out there and making these endorsements, too,” Palin added. “No competition there, at all.”
... and spread 'em around DC. Then sit back and watch the media magpies go nuts trying to uncover the "vast right wing conspiracy" that surely must be at work.