September 17th, 2010
09:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin: Murkowski write-in campaign 'futile'

Sarah Palin took a shot at longtime rival Lisa Murkowski on Friday.
Sarah Palin took a shot at longtime rival Lisa Murkowski on Friday.

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Moments after her high-profile speech to the Iowa Republican Party, Sarah Palin addressed Friday's news that Sen. Lisa Murkowski, recently defeated in her GOP primary by Tea Party-backed Joe Miller, will launch a write-in campaign to retain her seat.

“It’s a futile effort on her part, it really is,” she told reporters in Des Moines, in between signing copies of her book for fans. “She certainly has the right to do so, but Joe Miller is the right person to lead the state and this country.”

Palin and several of her advisers backed Miller in the primary.

Tensions have long simmered between the Murkowski family and Palin, who defeated Lisa’s father, Frank, in the 2006 GOP gubernatorial primary.


Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Sarah Palin
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Sally

    Hm, I didn't realize that a Senator from Alaska was going to also be "leading this country." Sarah is once again showing her vast knowledge of how DC works. And since Miller is against earmarks, should he win, he will be telling his constituents how they are going to have to use that independent spirit to live without the billions they get from the rest of us.This should be good. Maybe they can get a loan from Sarah.

    September 17, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  2. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Palin and her boy Miller, is on a bend with the neo-cons, to end Social Security and complete the transfer of wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest 3%.

    September 17, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  3. CT_in_Texas

    Palin is a bimbo masquerading as a politician with a clue. The only thing she can manage is a fast food chain....maybe.

    September 17, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  4. ronalde

    maybe it is futile because she isn't afraid of you,and this is her way of kicking sand in your face sista sara.

    September 17, 2010 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  5. The Unsub

    Even repubs think she's nuts.

    September 18, 2010 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  6. Peter s

    Lisa Murkowski will prove Sarah wrong once and for all!!

    September 18, 2010 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  7. L Ray

    The long knives are drawn. Vote Democrat and join the sensible people actually solving problems. Health Insurance, Bank Reform, Credit Card Reform, Consumer Financial Protection, Recovery Stimulus Programs, Greening of America, Small Business Tax Credit. Got Republicans doing any of that? No. Got Republicans shouting and screaming and calling names.

    September 18, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Two greedy pigs!

    September 18, 2010 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  9. Vote for Democrats or Die hard!

    Sarah Palin should no better. Never mess with a scorn woman. This will be a good one folks. Pass the popcorn...........

    September 18, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  10. george from alaska

    yea, go murkowski!!!!!!!!!!!

    screw palin, miller, kremer, koch & crew. screw walsh & company too...boot licking weasels all of them. a new wave of common sense is brewing here in alaska and will sweep across america and sweep you worthless crazies back into the muck from which you sprang.

    it's time to boot you out of state fascist goosesteppin tea baggers out of the great state of alaska and all across america!

    September 18, 2010 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  11. Henry

    Spell "futile," Half-Governor Palin!

    September 18, 2010 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  12. guest

    Sarah Palin lack of understanding of the issues is amazing... it's incredible she can even think of herself as anything but a beauty queen twenty years removed from her crown

    September 18, 2010 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  13. Darth Vadik, CA

    Remember that movie Shallow Hal, if we all had those power right now, I wonder what Palin would look like.....

    ...probably like a Mordor goblin.

    September 18, 2010 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  14. jaegermeister

    I knew it...Sarah is a Borg. You will be assimilated Lisa!

    September 18, 2010 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  15. ddt

    Palin and the Teaparty are determined to divide this nation starting with themselves and the Republicans. I hope people would see what is going on if you put in place people who don't agree with each other within their own ranks. It's absurd there are people in this country ready to vote for them. When will they get organized and put the mess they caused together? I don't understand why people don't recognize that every mess we have today was caused by Republicans. You want to put them back in power? Pathetic

    September 18, 2010 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  16. ThinkAgain

    "Joe Miller is the right person to lead the state and this country.”

    What, he's running for President now?

    September 18, 2010 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  17. KY Briar

    The "WICKED WITCH" has spoken.

    September 18, 2010 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  18. malabar

    Palin! Palin! Palin! everybodys got the fever hahaha

    September 18, 2010 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  19. La Piovra

    Looks like the Junior High Alpha Girl never grew up – she just got big enough to bully senators.

    September 18, 2010 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
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