Sarah Palin posted a list of advice on Tuesday to Instagram from her and Geraldine Ferraro, both female VP picks for previous presidential campaigns, inviting new Democratic VP pick Kamala Harris to “consider lessons we learned.”
“Congrats to the democrat VP pick,” she wrote on her Instagram. “Climb upon Geraldine Ferraro’s and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life consider lessons we learned.”
First, Palin warns that Harris should “trust no one new.” Next, she encourages Harris to stay close with her team.
“Fight mightily to keep your own team with you – they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy,” she wrote.
Palin also encouraged Harris to take charge of her campaign and maintain good relationships.
“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,” Palin continued.
She also defined terms like “OTR,” a “campaign stop that’s meant to look un-orchestrated where you ‘normalize’ in front of voters,” and “Ropeline,” which “is often the only way to literally touch those whom you wish to serve.”
“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!” Palin wrote.
Lastly, Palin told Harris not to “forget the women who came before you” and to remember to “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!” Palin concluded, signing her name at the bottom of the post and promising “more to come.”
During her career as governor of Alaska and Republican VP nominee under John McCain, Palin suffered massive attacks from the media and even her own party.