Palin endorsed Shannon in a March Facebook post trumpeting Shannon’s accomplishments, including being the first Republican to with his district’s state house seat and becoming the youngest Speaker of the House in Oklahoma’s history. She also said he’s perfect for the job even though he is an “underdog” and has had many “naysayers” against him. But wait. There’s more.
“We can also rest assured that Shannon will bring to D.C. the integrity and moral compass he acquired growing up attending Bethlehem Baptist Church and teaching Sunday School. T.W. Shannon is exactly the kind of dynamic young conservative leader we need in Washington!” she wrote.
She also mentioned that Coburn leaves big shoes to fill and since Shannon is 6 feet 5 inches tall, he’s tall enough to fill them.