Sarah Palin, the second woman in U.S. history to be added to the presidential ticket, congratulated Sen. Kamala Harris on becoming the third - and then gave her some frank advice.
'Out of the chute trust no one new,' Palin
. 'Fight mightily to keep your own team with you - they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy.'View this post on Instagram
Congrats to the democrat VP pick 🇺🇸 Climb upon Geraldine Ferraro’s and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life consider lessons we learned: 1) out of the chute trust no one new; 2) fight mightily to keep your own team with you - they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy; 3) don’t get muzzled - connect with media and voters in your own unique way. Some yahoos running campaigns will suffocate you with their own self-centered agenda so remember YOU were chosen for who YOU are. So stay connected with America as you smile and ignore deceptive “handlers” trying to change you; 4) some fun terms you may learn: “OTR” - an orchestrated campaign stop that’s meant to look un-orchestrated where you “normalize” in front of voters. (I’d remembered not packing my running shoes, they turned it into a whole campaign stop with media detailing my every move trying on shoes.) OTR’s get bizarre (try eating in front of vultures looking for the “gotcha” shot!) but my team made OTR’s the second most fun thing! “Ropeline”: thee MOST fun thing! Every single handshake and holler and hug and smile melted my heart, energized my soul, and gave me the utmost hope in the greatest country on earth! The ropeline is often the only way to literally touch those whom you wish to serve, so be sincere in looking in their eyes, understanding why they’re there, never forgetting they represent the innumerable Americans putting their trust in you to serve for the right reasons. It’s who and what they represent that is all that matters! 5) don’t forget the women who came before you; 6) have fun! This IS the greatest country in the world and hopefully you’ll be blessed beyond belief, like I was, with meeting new people from all walks of life and see just how great it is! 🇺🇸 more to come... including one of the funniest things in my life, right before my debate with Sen. Joe Biden... stay tuned! - Sarah Palin
Palin also called campaign aides 'yahoos' and warned her against 'handlers' coming from the Biden campaign.
Sarah Palin (right) penned an Instagram message Tuesday to Sen. Kamala Harris, who was chosen by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to be his running mate. Palin included a picture of her with Geraldine Ferraro (left) the first woman to be on the presidential ticket
The Biden campaign announced Tuesday that Sen. Kamala Harris would be joining the ticket, making her the third ever woman to hold the honor of being chosen as VP
Sarah Palin's picture was accompanied by a number of warnings for Sen. Kamala Harris, including to 'trust no one new.' Palin famously clashed with Sen. John McCain's aides
Sarah Palin continued the post with advice and some fun terms she learned on the campaign trail, as her foray in 2008 was the first time she was on the national stage
Sarah Palin talked about some of the 'OTRs' she participated in, including when she was trying on shoes on the campaign trail
'Don't get muzzled,' the former Alaska governor said. 'Connect with media and voters in your own unique away. Some yahoos running campaigns will suffocate you with their own self-centered agenda so remember YOU were chosen for you YOU are.'
'So stay connected with America as you smile and ignore deceptive "handlers" trying to change you,' Palin added.
Palin was the surprise pick by Sen. John McCain