June 3rd, 2010
01:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin records robocall for Nikki Haley

Sarah Palin has recorded an automated phone call urging Republicans to vote for Nikki Haley in the South Carolina GOP primary.’
Sarah Palin has recorded an automated phone call urging Republicans to vote for Nikki Haley in the South Carolina GOP primary.’

(CNN) - Sarah Palin has recorded an automated phone call urging Republicans in South Carolina to vote for Nikki Haley, her chosen candidate in next Tuesday's GOP gubernatorial primary.

The former Alaska governor endorsed Haley last month, is featured in one of her television ads and has been one of Haley's staunchest defenders in the wake of two separate allegations of infidelity that have roiled the governor's race.

In the robocall launched Thursday, Palin tells voters she is "calling on behalf of my good friend, and a brave and strong conservative woman, Nikki Haley."

Palin says that Haley's rivals are attacking her with "made-up nonsense to try to knock you down."

"Believe me, I've been there," Palin says in the recording. "But you can make your own statement against these unfair attacks, and you can help take back state government, by voting for the real deal conservative, Nikki Haley on Tuesday."

Haley's campaign manager Tim Pearson said in a statement that "few people know better than Sarah Palin what it means for a conservative reformer to take on the establishment – and the blowback that comes with it."

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Palin criticized the practice of dialing voters with recorded campaign messages, saying that voters get "irritated" by such calls. But she has since recorded phone messages for other Republican candidates.

Haley's opponents in the primary are Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, Attorney General Henry McMaster and Rep. Gresham Barrett. Unless one of the candidates earns more than 50 percent of the vote next Tuesday – an unlikely prospect – the race will head to a runoff between to the top two finishers.

Listen to the robocall here.


Filed under: Nikki Haley • Sarah Palin • South Carolina
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Al-NY,NY

    ...always the victim Failin Palin....you're a nothing on the political spectrum

    June 3, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. Jeff Spangler

    She's a conservative unabashed nontraditional trailblazer!

    June 3, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. RuinWaMeOil

    Just ban and outlaw robo calls. I think they are obscene, intrusive and violate my privacy but these stupid politicians think they are so welcomed! Stupid is as Stupid does though.

    June 3, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  4. Linda

    Hmmm...I wonder if Nikki Haley can name any of the founding fathers or anything she has read lately. What a freakin' joke Palin is. Just the fact that she is stumping for a candidate should make people think twice about voting for that candidate.

    June 3, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. Aaron

    Boycott robocallers, regardless of political party. Anyone who ignores the national Do Not Call list and ignores the wishes of their constituents demonstrates that they care more about their political gain than they do about the people they supposedly aspire to represent. Never reward a robocaller with a vote.

    June 3, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. d

    Does he WANT to win?

    June 3, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. ben

    An uninformed electorate is one of the biggest dangers to this country.
    Will somebody/anybody please tell me what has Palin done in her political life, save being elete governor and quitting, that would make you think she has a handle on how to govern anything.
    Please hold the sound-byte b.s.

    June 3, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  8. Kris

    She is such a hypocritical tool.

    June 3, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. BeverlyNC

    Thank God I don't live in SC – their politicians are blatant racists and I would be furious to get a robocall from the moron Palin supporting an adulterous candidate. Palin's "Christian" values come and go based on whether they fit her current interference in issues.

    Haley is a liar, an adultress, and it's time to hold Republicans accountable for their total lack of values – especially as they spend every day making up lies about President Obama who is a a good and decent man and who has brought this country back on its feet. He has had to spend most of his Presidency cleaning up one Republican disaster after another-now the BP Oil spill because Republicans deregulated the oil industry and Dick Cheney personally appointed another oilman to head MMS under the Bush administration.

    That is when BP and other oil companies did as pleased, eliminated their safety depts, and did not have the safety equipment on their rigs required in other country in the world. Cheney's company, Halliburton, is also liable in this Gulf oil spill.

    What are Republicans doing? Outraged? Doing anything to make sure this never happens again? NO as usual. They want to limit the financial liability BP has to pay and they do not want proper regulations set out in the Clean Energy Act. Republicans are standing up for a FOREIGN company instead of the American People?????

    And they want us to vote for them and their corrupt candidates like Haley and their nutjob candidates like Rand Paul????

    Republicans have NOTHING to offer America except more disasters, more hate, more lies, and NO solutions for anything facing working people. It's time to get these do-nothing racists out of office for good!

    June 3, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Nikki, Nikki, Nikki. Why on earth are you still associating with Sarah? Your whole life, political and personal, is hanging in the balance and here you are chumming around with this opportunistic, gold-digging, dingbat.

    You've got long-term lovers AND one-night stands falling out the closet like so many skeletons. You've got MAJOR issues. Sarah is NOT the one to help you out.

    The song that goes "...that's why the lady is a tramp" has been running through my head all day whenever you pop into my mind. Good luck with keeping the lid on!

    June 3, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Waddell

    Palin - this woman! She is positively dillusional and is convinced she is the KNOW ALL on every subject... She is absolutely a prime example of a hypocrit. She says what serves the moment - her moment - she is DRUNK and BLINDED by media coverage. Is this not narcissism at its worst?

    June 3, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  12. Bill

    So what – this will not help. Haley is finished. Just getting a call from Palin would be enough to turn me off voting for Haley.

    June 3, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. Beth

    If Nikki Haley cheats on her husband, then she'll cheat on the people who are stupid enough to vote for her. And, if you weren't clear enough about how dumb Haley is...having Palin do a "robocall" should pretty much clear any doubt.

    June 3, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  14. jerseylou

    whoopi do..... Sarah didn't you cheat on your husband Toad the Prince with his business partner? Shut up palin your friend Haley is an expert at cheating already !

    June 3, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  15. katiec

    I know nothing about Haley but Palin is the queen of made up nonsense. The queen of hate, anger, distortions and lies. Yet, she continues to accuse others of what she is famous for.
    How any intelligent politician can want her backing them, with her hypocrasy, radical beliefs is beyond me.

    June 3, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  16. Sarge

    This woman is a nut job. Haley was screwing around with a married man. I guess it's ok to play when your married.So much for conservatives.

    June 3, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    Anxiously awaiting the smoking gun...popcorn running low...send nudes, Folks, send nudes...

    BTW...

    "The current President doesn't seem to be able to properly navigate his way throuhg his sock drawer with a roadmap."

    I had to laugh at this statement because it's such a wonderful example of a GOPer/conservative broadcasting his own stupidity in a bid to level more knee-jerk criticism at Obama. Hey, genius, road maps aren't for navigating sock drawers. That's ok tho...we know you guys wouldn't know the right tool for the job if it crawled in your bums and began removing polyps all on its own. Analogy inept. Get a clue and grow up...you're waterboarding our sense of humor.

    June 3, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  18. American Patriot -- a "real" tea partier

    Who wants a conservative?

    June 3, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  19. Tilly

    Yeah she says one thing and does another......says during the campaign that she was against Robo calls and now shes doing it for every Tea Bagger, Racist, Radical Hate Mongers that she thinks is quailified to be in office.......she is so full of herself so full of CRAP

    June 3, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  20. Laurie

    Sarah-you are the queen of made-up nonsense knocking people down. As a matter of fact you are just nonsense.

    June 3, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  21. ramtruck2500

    Robo calls from Robo??? Hang up the phone on her for god's sake!!! This is getting ridiculus like was Sarah always there and now a second guy??? Give me a break yet another junkett to Argentina!

    June 3, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  22. billy

    Why not do something useful and go help clean up LA, you lightweight.

    June 3, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. DIANA

    Who'd want their dinner interrupted by hearing that gratey voice on the other line.

    June 3, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  24. Jaywing

    I'm beginning to wonder why CNN and other legitimate news organizations keep running this woman's drivel without putting something in the stories that acknowledge that whatever she says has a high probability of being either: an outright lie (death panels); a baseless twisting of the facts (practically anything to do with the Obama Administration); or, the contradictory ramblings of a cronic paranoid (anything to do with her personal life - which she is happy to parade around if she believes it serves her end, but no one else can). So CNN, either become a REAL news organization and question what is said or stop printing this garbage from a complete and utter political loser, unless you want to change your name to National Enquirer.

    June 3, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  25. Leonard

    Another dumb article by CNN. This is typical of campaigns. I received a call from John Kerry when he ran for Al Gore's assistant or whatever it was. Sarah scares libs.

    June 3, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
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