Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.
She’s the polar opposite of Mitch McConnell, she has a spine, and as WeaselZippers so eloquently put it, she has ‘cajones.’
McConnell picked someone with a pair of cojones.
Ernst is a rising star in the GOP and a solid Conservative, to boot. As reported here at CH2.0, she rose to national attention during the 2014 mid-terms.
She is an Iowan, born and raised, and has served in the armed forces for over 20 years. For 14 months between 2003 and 2004 she was deployed in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Presently she commands the largest battalion in the Iowa Army National Guard.
Now, as if all that isn’t amazing enough, it is what she was caught doing two days after that election that really points to her true character.
She put on her uniform and clocked in at her part-time job as mentioned above, as Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.
Is it a good sign that McConnell picked Ernst to deliver the GOP response to the SOTU, or is it merely political lip service by the establishment to pacify the Conservative base of the party?
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced Iowa’s freshman senator Joni Ernst will deliver the Republican response to the president’s State of the Union next week.
Parties often use the rebuttal to the night’s keynote address to showcase their budding personalities, and Ernst has emerged as a star since bursting on to the national political scene last year. During the Republican primaries, she gained widespread attention for an ad in which she famously recalled her upbringing castrating pigs on the farm. She went on to defeat Democrat Bruce Braley, who was at one point considered the clear favorite to win the race, and helped ensure Republican control of the Senate.
Only time will tell.
Read the full story here.