On Sarah Palin: “Jaws dropped” when Rand Paul’s team heard that Sarah Palin would be endorsing him. “Palin’s endorsement gave us a boost that energized supporters, brought in new ones and, of course, annoyed my opponent [Trey Grayson] and his Republican bosses to no end,” Paul writes. Shortly after the endorsement, Palin made a Saturday morning phone call to Paul’s house. He recalls talking about two issues.
“She wanted to know my position on Israel. I said that Israel was an important ally, the only democracy in the Middle East and that I would not condemn Israel for defending herself.”
Next was the issue of abortion.
“In talking to Palin, one of the primary things I wanted to do was allay any fears about social issues, telling her, ‘My opponents call me a libertarian but I want to assure you that I am pro-life.’ Palin responded, ‘Oh, we all have a little libertarian in us.’”