April 26th, 2010
03:35 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin weighs in on Pennsylvania special election

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced her support Monday for Pennsylvania Republican Tim Burns.

"I'm proud to offer my support to Tim Burns in his campaign to bring real job creation to Pennsylvania's 12th district," Palin said in a post on her Facebook page. The former GOP vice presidential hopeful also pointed to Burns' involvement in the Tea Party movement as a reason for her endorsement.

Burns will face Democrat Mark Critz in a May 18 special election for the House seat held for decades by the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha.


Filed under: 2010 • Mark Critz • Pennsylvania • Sarah Palin • Tim Burns
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Iowa liberal

    I hope Democrat Mark Critz wins!!

    April 26, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Ryan

    Being endorsed by an idiot must be terrible luck. Well, unless you're the opposition I suppose.

    April 26, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. El Gordo

    Liberal talking points for Sarah Palin.

    Sarah Palin is not very smart.

    Sarah Palin is a pathological liar (death panels).

    Sarah Palin is a loose cannon who cannot be depended upon to remain stable in a crisis.

    Sarah Palin does not read and is very poorly informed.

    April 26, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    Bye Bye Burnsie.....you're toast

    April 26, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Eric in Denver

    Critz is just like Murtha used to be a complete failure.

    April 26, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. jeff jackson, alabama

    She probably just pushed Burns over the top.
    If McCain had kept his mouth shut she would
    have pushed him over the top too.
    She is a force with a swagger that can't be
    denied. Good looking, personable, clean cut,
    very hard working, common sense, fresh air
    approach. No one out there can compete with her.
    Even her worst enemies can't wait to read these
    stories about her. That's why they write in and
    slam her so much. She is the only exciting thing
    in their lives. Just a great girl !!!!!

    April 26, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  7. Betty Anne

    Let's see now ... she lost one election in '08 and quit her position as governor to make big buck$ as a pseudo-celebrity gadfly. This qualifies her for giving political advice and endorsements?

    April 26, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. ATL Guy

    I'm sure if you show her a map of the US and say point to Pennsylvania, you'd get a blank stare and some throat clearing. This woman is an idiot. Call it like it is. Please no more Palin updates!!!

    April 26, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  9. JACKSON

    She sure has something to say about everything doesn't she...

    April 26, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Tim,

    You've just received the kiss of death from Caribou Barbie.

    April 26, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. get real

    Is "real" job creation like Palin's "real" America???

    April 26, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  12. malabar

    Palin rocks! i hope she never runs for office again and just makes millions upon millions of dollars and never shuts up- while i do not agree with everything she says, i wholeheartedly support her right to say it. haters are jealous and hypocrisy rampant in her attackers comments. PEACE! ;-)

    April 26, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  13. John

    Here we go again with the loose cannons in the White House. The democrats are such a disgrace, they’re not even worthy of holding public office.

    April 26, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. pc

    and another WHO CARES who this hillbillie bumpkin supports!
    thank god america as a majority will never vote in far left religious fanatics into congress. i am so sick of CNN printing everything this NOBODY says!!!!!

    April 26, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  15. John

    An endorsement of yours is an endorsement of mine.

    Go, Sarah, Go! Palin 2012

    April 26, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. REG in AZ

    The Democrats are far from perfect and the people need to diligently hold them accountable to improve and to honestly and conscientiously do what is best for this country. But the problems aren’t because the Democrats are spending; rather the Democrats are advocating spending because of the problems they inherited. With the Republicans the need is to recognize that they have completely digressed to being ‘puppets’ for Special Interests and the powerful, influential and extremely wealthy few who ‘pull their strings’. This is not only obvious from the Bush-Cheney years but also in their continually offering nothing for the people, always being focused on benefit for the select few, in their constantly obstructing/blocking everything, in their coercing and intimidating their own people, squelching individual consciences, to maintain firm unity and in their dishonesty with exaggerated scare tactics (re Taxes) and aggressive appeals to self-interests (re big government) aimed to excite, manipulate, control and use public opinion. It is seen in the bazaar, extreme and obnoxious antics of those who speak for them: Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Michael Steele, Bill O’Rielly; and in the narrow and controlled focus of their representatives: Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Jon Kyl, John McCain, Mitt Romney,,, all constantly focused on pushing through the interests of the few without regard for the costs to the many. Their concentration is solely on their political ambitions at all costs and thereby on benefit for those who overtly and covertly support them, provide substantial contributions and even offer them after office compensation. The control can easily be seen in who always gains (while costing everyone else): Halliburton, oil companies, defense contractors, pharmaceutical companies,, and now insurance companies, Wall Street, banks and so on with coordination probably provided by the likes of the Carlyle Group and other special interests groups. We should really want the Republicans to return to being honestly, conscientiously and responsibly concerned for the people and the only way to ever accomplish that is to firmly reject what they have become and the manipulations they attempt.

    April 26, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. jerseylou

    Well ...Tim Burns you can take that paper bag off your head now. We all know it's you hiding under neath it. Palin has given you the kiss of death on both cheeks and i'm not talking about those on your face!

    April 26, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Could it be that he will now lose? Let the people in the district decide. I would hope that all of these outside let the voters decide.

    April 26, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Who cares about Palin and the Tea Party?! There are only 65,000 registered tea baggers. There are over 100 million registered voters in America.

    Why are these idiots getting any attention. Just because they pack their white, old retired, racist butts and travel accross America to shout their neo-con racist ideolgies?

    Dont' they understand that America doesn't want to jump on their "Bushie Loyals" wagon. By the way, Palin is using their vulernability to make a killing $$ off of them. She should be assamed!

    April 26, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  20. Marie Bolger

    could it be that all the Repubicans in Congress have been assigned a number and when when their number comes up they are the one vote needed to pass a bill, and so they are the one to hold up progress on what ever is being consider?. MB

    April 26, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  21. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    If Mr. Burns were a smart man, he will reject Failing Palin's endorsement. Look how well that worked out in the NY-23.

    April 26, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  22. Former Republican, now an Independent

    An endorsement from Sarah Palin would indicate to me that this candidate is as unqualified for elected office as she is.

    April 26, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  23. simplefact

    Pennsylvania, You want to be associated with Palin and/or the Tea Party? :(

    April 26, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  24. Barry

    Who in the WORLD cares what Palin (the caribou barbie) thinks? She is a joke – a mental lightweight who QUIT a Governor so she could milk the system for $$$$$$$$$$.

    April 26, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  25. Karen

    Palin should keep her nose out of Pennsylvania! She had a state to Govern, said quit so she could go about reaping trouble in other states. American's need to stand up to her ignorant garbage, much about nothing, non factual junk. She has nothing to say but a few funnies, and does her best to talk 'smartly' regarding the issues, but I know high school students that can do just as well. She is a quiter!

    April 26, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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