April 26th, 2010
03:35 PM ET
4 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. Sherry

    HOW is this woman still relevant?

    April 26, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. Kitchen Police

    Why would anyone care if they have this racist lizard brain woman's support. She wants a politically and culturally divided country warring against itself so she can come out as some great crusader for the "white is right" cause. Palin is for the Divided States of America not the United States of America and she doesn't speak for most Americans only the hateful few.

    April 26, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. DawnL/CA

    Why, Oh why, is this women still around??

    April 26, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. Mickey, NY

    Hey Sarah...I bet you'd love to take a bath in all that oil floating in the Gulf...the Dems just changed your GOP battle cry from "Drill Baby, Drill" to "SPILL BABY, SPILL!!"

    Sarah Qwitter...Fraud

    April 26, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    As usual- who cares?
    More imporantly – with an estimated 67.000- 82,000 supporters, why does his "Tea Party" leaning mean anything?
    Everyone is so afraid of the Tea Party. There is not a group SMALLER than them with politcal views! NRA, AARP, Fundamentalists, Neo-Nazi's, Gays, Even Birthers are a larger number ( scary of course) so why all the attention to this loud group of old white people? ( for the record- I am an old, white person!)
    I'll bet you could put a group of "Joe The Plumbers" together that would be bigger!

    April 26, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. CBR

    I suppose she knows the candidates very well and has followed this campaign closely so she can offer her support and say why she is doing it.

    Sarah Palin's endorsements should not make or break an election. The people of Pennsylvania need to decide.

    High profile endorsements should not be the basis for any election. The outside interference should stop. Let the people decide because those high profile folks do not have a handle on local elections.

    April 26, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "Palin weighs in..." Who asked her? And who keeps asking her to weigh in on everything political? And why?

    April 26, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. Keep It Simple Stupid

    Is this the liar that said they were not going to mindlessly back Republican candidates? I believe it is.

    April 26, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    Mary Mother of God!!! Enough of what this woman twits or whatever it is she puts on her childish facebook account.
    What is it going to take to get rid of this woman once and for all and her dumb opinions. Why can the media let go.
    Most of us said goodbye on November 4, 2008 around 11p.m.
    PLEASE

    April 26, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. Andy

    Sarah sucks! She's a quitter! I would not listen or watch her telling lies to the american people.

    April 26, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. Moderate

    OH YA, how much does she make for this one?

    April 26, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    STOP IT WITH THIS WOMAN AND WHATEVER IT IS THAT PASSES IN BETWEEN HER EARS FOR WHAT'S CALLED A BRAIN!!!
    WHO CARES!?!?????????????????????????????????????
    She lost the election and she should have gone back to be the same nobody she was before 11/4/08 at 11pm!

    ENOUGH, PLEASE, ENOUGH OF HER AND HER HILLBILLY FAMILY!!!!!!!

    April 26, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  13. Hoopty

    Can't people just ignore her so she'll go away.

    April 26, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. Hongli

    Sarah! Sarah ! Why are you endorsing the candidates? Your words carry NO weight. You are a Punk Head Idiot.

    April 26, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  15. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Palin is a moron. Who cares about her idiotic endorsement? I'd rather be endorsed by a turd.

    April 26, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. Stacey

    Amazing, isn't it? All you have do to is have the courage to preach hate, racisim, divisivness and violence and you can end up being one of the most famous, ignorant people in the USA. What a country!

    April 26, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  17. Larry

    "No, no Sarah. Please don't endorse me. I really want to win this campaign."

    -Tim Burns

    April 26, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  18. Grundoon

    Bailin' Palin did help the New York, Florida special elections so I imagine she'll not be helpful here.

    April 26, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  19. delton

    sarah palin. paris hilton....who cares? go away and watch soccer, cheerlead and or go moose hunting or something!

    April 26, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  20. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Todd Palin quit his job and both he and Sarah are pandering for public funds, does that sound like someone interested in job creation. Palin's personal life is very dark and filled with corruption until it will take every penny she makes to cover her trail. If John McCain had vetted Palin she would have been exposed. She's lied about the reason she quit the governor's job, she's lied about her education, she's lied about the birth of her children, she's lied about her religion, she's lied about her husbands involvement in the Alaska party, she's lied about McCain and his staff during campaign and campaign funds and she hasn't reported her taxes.

    April 26, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain

    When Palin quit as Governor of Alaska, she said she did it because she could help Alaska more by not being governor.

    While I'm sure Alaska appreciates her not spending state money on flying her family around or collecting a housing allowance while living in her own home, just exactly how does Palin endorsing someone running for office in Pennsylvania help Alaska?

    Palin = Quitter, Liar, Mooch

    April 26, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  22. David

    How can Pailn still have a career, reverse genderism or what. Political careers have ended by screaming "yahoo" or taking an awkward picture in a tank, yet the public lets Palin get away with the idiotic works that repeatedly come out of her mouth.

    April 26, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  23. mike

    How did this loser get in on this election in the first place look lets
    face the facts the repubs have nothing to say about anything
    because what have they done but say no what does that mean for the american voter who in all honesty has no idea the real answer to
    the problems that face this country it is like asking a plumber to do
    heart surgery on you

    April 26, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  24. ThinkAgain

    Jeff Jackson writes, "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."

    Granted, she has a swagger (so do most bullies) and she cleans up nice (if you like that heavy makeup, helmet-hair look).

    Personable? Like sucking up to New York when trying to burnish her 9/11 cred, then putting those same people down when she talks to "real America"?

    Very hard working? She quit her job as governor and turned the care of her special needs child over to ... ?

    Common sense? Like thinking she has foreign policy experience because she comes from a state close to Russia?

    Fresh air approach? You're confusing that with the sound of the wind whistling through her head.

    April 26, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  25. mjm

    That district is in coal country.....Obama failed to carry it in 2008. With all the talk about cap-and-trade, I'd say it has a huge chance of going red this time around.

    April 26, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
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