Tony Lee has video of Sarah Palin's new ad for Missouri Senate candidate, Sarah Steelman.
Palin's money quote:
"Sarah [Steelman] is an economist who defends our tax dollars like a Mama Grizzly who defends her cubs."
Steelman is currently battling for the GOP nomination and right to take on Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who's currently trailing all three leading GOP contenders.
Irony: IF Steelman wins the Senate seat, she'll join Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt in the chamber -- Those two have had heated battles, in the past.
The Wall Street Journal, in 2008:
For Mr. Blunt, this is also just a wee bit personal. His son, Matt, is the outgoing governor, and has been on the receiving end of a few Treasurer Steelman blasts. Last year she stopped payment on a $70,000 secret check his administration cut to settle a sexual harassment suit against an official. Her demand for transparency blew the case into the open, infuriating GOP colleagues.
There was also Ms. Steelman's attempted cleanup of an ethanol program. The treasurer announced her office would no longer provide below-market interest rates for ethanol plants that counted state officials or their relatives among investors.
Among companies barred was Show Me Ethanol, whose shareholders included Mr. Blunt's son Andy – one of the state's top lobbyists – as well as Republican state Rep. John Quinn and his wife, not to mention the wife of Republican U.S. Rep. Sam Graves. Instead of thanking Ms. Steelman for ridding it of this conflict, in May the Missouri state senate voted to overturn her policy.