THE WOODLANDS – Standing on a stage in the middle of a park facing a crowd of more than a thousand supporters of former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin smiled and pointed at the black boots on her feet.
“You know who gave me these boots?” she asked sweetly. “Your governor.”
The crowd cheered. Then Palin delivered the punch line.
“At least in that one case he made a good decision,” she said.
It was the most overt reference to what has emerged as the dividing line in this intense July 31 Republican runoff to replace ...