Birthday wishes for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin from a host of conservative heavyweights poured in for a slick video birthday card produced by ShePAC, a political action committee that aims to elect conservative women to public office.
Among the well-wishers for Palin, who turns 50 Tuesday, were Arizona Sen. John McCain — for whom Palin served as GOP vice presidential running mate in 2008 — former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and two of the "Duck Dynasty" stars.
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The greetings on the four-minute-plus video greeting card range from light-hearted to solemn.
“You don’t look a day over 40. Don’t let anybody kid you. God has been good to you, child," said Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, while brother Si, quipped: “Hi, Ms. Palin. Look here, happy birthday: 29 and counting. Have a good one.”
Rice assured Palin: “Congratulations on making it to 50, I’ve been there a long time. It’s really OK," while Gingrich declared: "You’ve been a real hero to many Americans. On your birthday, I want to urge you to take a few minutes off and realize how many friends you have all across America.”
He added: “Your courage, your clarity, your willingness to speak out is really important.”
Cruz told Palin, “Your unwavering courage and commitment to America is
inspiring," praising her by saying: “You are a warrior, and I couldn’t be
more proud to stand beside you.”
Real estate mogul and reality show "The Apprentice" creator Trump gushed: “You’re a spectacular woman with a fantastic husband and family."
Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee also weighed in, joking: “Enjoy some moose hunting or do whatever else that a mama grizzly does on an important birthday.”
McCain struck a sentimental note, telling Palin, "I will treasure our memories and I will always be grateful to you," while Republican Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch praised Palin for her "guts and ability."
Reince Priebus of the Republican National Committee also wished the former governor a "very happy birthday" on behalf of the organization, and retired Lt. Col. Allen West, a former Florida member of Congress, also gave Palin a birthday shout-out.
that the video was first released Sunday to YouTube.
Palin had not acknowledged the greetings on her Facebook or Twitter accounts by early Monday evening.
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