Politics

Sarah Palin pens ambiguous note to GOP freshmen

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wrote an open letter to Republican freshmen in a Facebook post Thursday, as budget talks on Capitol Hill appeared to be at a standstill.

In her message, titled “Congressional Freshmen — For Such a Time as This,” Palin reminds congressmen that “little folk are watching the debt ceiling debate with great interest and concern.”

The letter does not directly tell the GOP freshmen what action she recommends they take in the budget and debt debate, but reiterates that they were elected as part of the Tea Party movement.

In the Facebook passage, Palin hearkened back to a letter she sent to newly elected Republican members in November, and asks members of Congress to reread her advice.

In that letter, she reminded representatives to “stick to the principles that propelled your campaigns” and to “be deadly serious about cutting the deficit.”

Thursday’s letter emphasized heavy cuts, criticized the “failed” stimulus program and opposed tax hikes.

After Palin wished the GOP freshmen her best, she ended the letter on a seemingly threatening note: “P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries.”