This week on The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla: Spreading the Love in Utah! Congressional candidate Mia Love is Kevin’s guest! Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants and mayor of Saratoga Springs is looking to unseat a liberal incumbent in The Beehive State. Also, Wisconsin voters come through and Governor Palin congratulates them for keeping Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch in office. Plus, Sarah Palin gets set to keynote the RightOnline conference in Las Vegas, a Greta blog gets the Gov’s attention, and remembering D-Day. It’s all on SarahNET Radio! TUNE IN NOW!
Running for Her Children’s Future
Love said she is running in Utah’s newly created Fourth Congressional District, because of our trillion-dollar deficit spending, $16 trillion in debt, and “our economy is going down the tubes.” Love is a an American Grizzlies United-supported candidate. Scholla said, that some people believe her opponent has every reason to be afraid of her. Love said she can and will win in November; her campaign is working very hard to get its message out. “We certainly are in touch with what’s going on in the district and the issues that are facing us now,” she said.
Scholla asked if UT-4 born out of redistricting “presents any special challenges.” Love answered, “You know, it’s an R+9 to an R+13…we believe that we will do well. I believe we’re trying to get out the message. The people will hear our concern about fiscal discipline, limited government, personal responsibility, and that’s what I’m laser-focused on. We have to try to do what we can to get this economy back on its feet.”
“Some national figures have voiced support for you. Has that provided a nice boost?” Scholla asked. “Well, it always helps…to get people that support you that say ‘yes we need her help to get the job done.’ Again, the thing that we’re focused on is the economy, energy independence, all the things that’s going to boost what we believe is important here in the Fourth District and in our country and that’s preserving the American Dream,” Love said.
Mia Love’s Commonalities with Gov. Palin
“Now, you know Mayor, the Palin comparisons have been pouring in. Not only are you both avid runners, mayors, moms, conservatives, I’ve even heard some go so far as to say that if you win this thing in November, a little Palin-Love 2016, but that is as far with the generic comparisons. How does that hit you being compared with Gov. Palin,” Scholla asked.
“It’s interesting, because we are…both mothers, we work where the rubber meets the road, and that’s where…we need to focus. We have some issues and we need to start letting the American people know that the hope and the change we’re looking for lies in the people, not in federal government. The thing that drives me more than anything is the fact that my children will inherit this debt. My children have all these dreams. We have to do everything we can to preserve these opportunities to reach those dreams and right now, it’s looking grim. For the first time in our history, we’re looking at our children inheriting a country that’s less prosperous than the one we had. To me, that’s completely unacceptable, so as a parent, I’m doing everything I can to preserve the future of my children, the children of the Fourth District and children all over the United States,” Love said.
Mia Love a Trail Blazer
Scholla said he operates SarahNET Radio and backs Gov. Palin because he wants to give his children a better future. “You’re already a GOP trailblazer like Palin. She was the first GOP woman on a national ticket, you’re the first black woman mayor in Utah. That’s good stuff,” Scholla said.
“Well, we’re not focused on the race or the gender issue. We’re doing everything we possibly can to just get the message out and make sure we leave polices in place that will create upward movement in the economy. I’m just doing what I can to bring real hope and real change and that is the ability to go out and work and keep a little bit of what you’ve earned. The ability to have some say in education and educating your children. The ability to bring down the price of gas and go to and from wherever you want to go….there’s still a narrow window left to make sure this country does not go down the tubes,” Love said.
“We may not focus on it, but it drives the left nuts when we have a strong woman candidate, a strong minority candidate. They want to say, ‘listen, you’re not allowed to be out of that Democrat Party!’” Scholla said.
“We want to get people to come along with us. That’s what is important. All the people who said, ‘I need the federal government to do this for me’ or ‘I need federal government to provide for my family,’ or ‘I need federal government to educate my kids’ – we need to break those shackles. We need to say, ‘you know what? Hard work, education, thrift will take you far beyond what any federal government program can ever promise,’ and that’s the example I want to lead out there,” Love said.
Love has the backing of SBA List, which owns and operates Team Sarah. “I am a pro-lifer,” Love said. Scholla asked if that issue comes up in her Congressional run. “Certainly, in the race what we’re really focused on is the economy, however, my morals and what I teach in my home is we are pro-life. We value life, and we believe we should do everything we can to protect it. I mean, that’s our job. It’s an inalienable right – your right to life and property.”
Education Best Handled Locally
Scholla asked Love what she’d like to see happen with the Departments of Education and Energy. She said that under George W. Bush, and “No Child Left Behind,” the Department of Education extended its reach, and extended its budget by 69.5%, for which we got nothing. “We had teachers who have had handcuffs on and couldn’t teach in a way that’s really effective. I do believe we can do a better job,” Love said. She would rather see education handled at the municipal, county, and state levels.
Energy: Explore what we have Right Beneath our Feet
“I know Department of Energy is something Sarah Palin has a unique background on, being up in Alaska, close to some of our resources. What do you think of the situation there with the way energy issues are tackled with the current administration,” Scholla asked.
“Don’t let the President fool you. When we’re talking about drilling, it’s not new drilling. People are struggling. They’re having a hard time gassing up their cars and getting to work. Twenty three million Americans are either unemployed, under-employed, or just stopped looking for work….we need to allow the XL Pipeline to go through. We need to open up lands so we can drill. I’m not saying to not explore wind and solar. I believe we need to explore everything. I believe the private sector can do a good job doing it and if we allow the private sector to go in and explore, and be able to drill on some of these lands…I believe we would be more competitive on the global market. We would create jobs. We would not be dependent on countries that want to see us harmed. I don’t see any reason why we would not explore what we have right beneath our feet,” Love said.
Equal Opportunity for All, Not Equal Economics for All
“What about the Congressional Black Caucus? Are you going to get in there and have some fun with Lt. Col. Allen West,” Scholla asked. “Well, we’re going to get in there and we’re going to start promoting the things that we believe will heal America, and that is creating opportunity for all, not singling Americans out, making sure we are examples saying ‘you’re not going to be completely dependent on government.’” She said when money is brought into communities, that she would be against singling communities out. She said both Allen West and herself would “promote equal opportunity for all, not equal economics for all.”
“Going rogue, like Gov. Palin. You know you’re not supposed to shake up the establishment in Washington, Mayor,” Scholla said.
“My children’s lives are at stake, so I’ll shake up whatever needs to be shaken up to get this country back in order,” Love said.
Family Shaping of Conservative Values
“I know Gov. Palin often refers to her parents and what she’s learned from them. How did your family shape your conservative views,” Scholla asked.
“My parents immigrated from Haiti. They had $10 in their pockets. They worked hard for everything they had. They pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and my father was the one who looked me straight in the eye and he said, ‘Mia, your mother and I have done everything we could to get you here. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back. I’m a product of hard work. I’m a product of those conservative values, and I want to make sure when people see me, they see the future of their children. They say, ‘if I work hard, my child can have a future like this lady had,’ Love said.
Her website is love4utah.com. Her campaign is seeking raise $2 million.