I was at the Night of the Rising Stars event in Des Moines last month. I talked my brother Brian into going with me. When we were milling around waiting for the event to stat, I introduced him to several of the rising stars. When we ran into Kent Sorenson, I told my brother that:
Today's letter by Representative Sorenson over at the Iowa Republican proves that I was right. Kent's letter takes GOP Senator Chuck Grassley to task on a variety of issues ranging from TARP to Eric Holder to marriage. A freshman state representative taking on the Senior US Senator fom his own party in his home state — Kent is definitely fearless.
Sorenson closes his letter with:
You have been in the U.S. Senate for a long time, but I’m guessing our country has never needed principled and bold leadership from its leaders more during your tenure than it does right now.
We are facing a war for our very way of life, both at home and abroad. Senator Grassley, we need you to set an example of that principled and bold leadership that will inspire us both here in Iowa and across the country.
Iowans cannot afford any more of Obama-Culver-Gronstal government. However, I fear that unless our party shows them something more righteous than “the lesser of two evils” as a comparison, that’s exactly what we’ll get.
Senator Grassley, Iowans need the bold convictions of our party platform like never before. I wish to partner with you in advancing that platform if you’re interested in offering the principled and bold leadership Iowans need.
I could not agree more.